I had talked of a diabetic with two decades of diabetic history and how his drugs have reduced in no time on following thread:
Here' I take up another case of an insulin injecting diabetic with 14 years of diabetic history who joined on 31st Jul 2015:
Diabetic since: 14 years
Oral Drugs: MF 500 mg BID
Breakfast: Humalog Insulin 50 Mix 35 Units
Lunch: Humalog Insulin 50 Mix 10 Units
Dinner: Humolog Insulin 25 Mix 25 Units
HbA1c : 7.1
Average Blood Glucose : 157
To cut the long story short, he recently started switching to LCHF diet and as usual he was given 3 week transition period starting from Breakfast. He made the first move past Tuesday, and:
Morning insulin Dose : Humalog Insulin 50 Mix 10 Units
PPBS 60 min: 96
PPBS 90 min: 119
Morning insulin Dose : NILL
PPBS after breakfast: 144
All readings by meter. Now, looking at this, he wants to know how to get hold of FBS so that he can go insulin free in morning. We are all guiding him. But, even if he settles with 5 units insulin (instead of 35 earlier) it's going to be a great achievement.
We are confident that if he sticks to rules of the game -- LCHF Diet -- his 70 units can be down to 20 in 3 weeks.
1 unit of insulin that he uses costs Rs 1.33 so that's around Rs 65/day on less insulin expenses which can be spent on great food that constitutes LCHF diet. Rs 2000/Month saved on insulin and we expect that his A1C will fall to safe zone. Currently it is high at 7.1, though it may be called good control as per ADA. We don't consider it good control no matter who says it. Every diabetic has a right to non diabetic numbers.
Will keep updating this thread as the case unfolds till this diabetic is fully settled into LCHF diet for all three meals
If I say more than 400 Indian diabetics have succeeded on LCHF, it will be an understatement. And, we never charged then a single penny. It's all free service from diabetics on LCHF diet who spend their time to educate their sweet fiends on how to tame diabetes with minimal dependence on drugs and insulin
More on LCHF diet for Indian diabetics - dlife.in/