I am long standing diabetic male of 15 years (aged 55) and been on insulin for 8 years. (was taking 130 units everyday)
While searching for a solution to this problem, I have come across the work of various doctors such as Dr Bernstein & Dr Fung. By following Dr Jason Fung's website, I came to know of a few (rare) doctors in India, who follow LCHF and some of them also combine various other principles beyond LCHF.
While I understand that maximum doctors in India do not understand the real reason of diabetes & other associated, there are some doctors who genuinely know how to deal with these diseases.
After contacting one such Indian doctor, I went for investigations as suggested by him. I was scared to know that I was diagnosed with severe Hashimoto's Thyroid problem along with fatty liver. Before this, I always thought of myself as a type 2 diabetes patient with obesity. Then, he commenced my treatment working on my diet plus my lifestyle and some nutritional supplements based on my own nutritional needs.
For the past few months, my doctor has worked diligently with me on a personal basis with weekly follow up and in these months, I have lost 18 kgs of weight, was taken off insulin within 40 days and all diabetes and hypertension drugs completely within 60 days. My HbA1 levels reduced significantly from 8.5 to 5.6 and after re-doing the liver test recently, I was very happy to note that my fatty liver has disappeared Most importantly, I had a significant number of thyroid antibodies in my system, which were undetected for so many years but now they are in normal ranges. So, I think I might be called diabetes free today.
I have lived outside India for many years & have struggled continuously with health issues but last few months have been life changing for me as I feel a lot of energy and mental clarity which I have not felt for many decades now.
The approach which my treating doctor used to treat me and others is functional medicine approach and goes totally against modern medical advice but after decades of medical practice as a modern medical doctor, he thinks functional medicine is the best and using this approach he has cured patients of not only diabetes, but chronic obesity, thyroid problems, sexual problems, mental illness, psoriasis, arthritis, some cancers & even parkinson's over last few years. I have been able to find other followers of functional approach in USA, UK and other western countries but unfortunately, we do not have many such practitioners here in India and it is not cost effective to approach such doctors abroad while being in India.
My motto while writing my life story is to spread awareness among other people who are suffering with diabetes. I will not name my doctor as I have seen quite a lot of negativity here against doctors and I do not want to be seen as anybody's agent. But, I would like to caution people to think properly before following blanket authoritative advice being provided on the forum. Many a times, there a lot of other things which need to addressed and there might not be a one size fits all approach to everything and it might be prudent to have correct medical supervision while attempting to reverse such serious diseases.
Best wishes to everyone on the forum.