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Thank you healthunlocked ...thank you Anupjee,and Shooter george

Dear friends,

I am so much thankful to this forum for teaching me and enlightening me.Mr Anup is really doing great service by enlightening members about true information about this deadly/syndrom of Diabetes

To tell you about my story I am 5'.10" 55 yrs YOUNG with weight 105 (now 95) kg.Sedentary lifestyle.Just 2/3 kms casual walk 3 times a week.

During 2013 regular health checkup doctor told me that IGT.And told me to reduce weight.

During 2014 regular check up doc told me to start cetapin XR 500( slow relasing metformine) again diagnosis was IGT.However doctor told me to start Cetapin as it will help me to reduce weight.

On 14 th January 2016 during my normal morning walk some medical students were doing free sugar check up camp.I checked up my sugar(it was fasting) and it turned out to be 264.

I was shocked and checked sugar at lab same day after lunch.It turned out 384.

Next day I gave my blood for complete sugar check along with lipid and HBa1c.

HBa1c turned out 13.5.Total cholestrol 165;hdl 37:ldl:117:triglyceride:183.

Doctor put me on istamet 50-500 and diamicron.

I started medicines on 21st Jan2016.Form 19th January 2014 I was on tour to Lucknow for business purpose.Where i enjoyed all Lucknowi food rich of carbs.LOL.Then on backwards tour attended on Marriage.

However on return i did started reading this forum alongwith information about this syndrome.

On my arrival i checked up my pp it was 147( ofcoz with diamicron and istamet)

Posting of Mr Anup was really eye opener.And i started cutting down on my carbs.like 1.5 fulka for lunch and 1.5 fulka for dinner.plus 4 marie biscuits at morning and 4 at evening alongwith sugar free tea.Rest all veg our usal of any thing like chavali/chana/masoor etc.(sprouted)Also started nigella sativa (kalaunji) and methi dana at morning.Along with morning cinnamon tea.5 kms walking every day.

And aloha.........on 21st i had first hypo.....followed by 2nd on 22nd of feb 2014.on 23rd I spoke to doc.And discontinued Diamicron.

I am following everyday with my morning FBS level it it hovering around 90 to 118 only once i did reached for 126.

Hmmmm....and i took my HBa1c on 14th Fab 2014 it turned out 10.1 eaxctly after one month from first HBa1c.

I continued same diet for next month....only by adding more fish and some eggs and same time cutting more fulka...like one fulka or some time 1.5.Adding some more nuts almond pista and walnuts.

And again checked my Hba1c on 15 th March and it came down to 8.2....lol visited doc yesterday.

And thanks to you all my friends.....doc cut my istamet further now i am on half 50-500 istamet.and total 1200 mg metformin.

Doc sid we will review in u net month visit and may be they will stop istamet altogether and keep me on metformin only.

For today i am going to start eating fulka with long wheat.Long whet is easly available all over Maharashtra.It is called Khapali Gahu.

Hmmmm....I do agree that carbs are carbs.....how can they will help in curing carb disorder??? but i found something interesting.....Also shocking..... all ready made wheat and maida is contaminated with alloxon.This alloxon is used to induce diabetes i rats for study of diabetes in labs.So it is always better to get fresh chakki ata. Further the grains we are using now days are genetically modified.Khapali whet is not genetically modified yet.However i get some news that in karnataka some agriculturists are doing modification of khapali wheat.

Besides this there is one more point that in khapali wheat the embryo /wheat germ is intact.There are certain enzymes which helps to control blood sugar.

May be this wheat will be useful for all of us. I think what shooter geroge is suggesting about long wheat may be true.

But Anupjee is absolutely right logically that carbs are carbs....and in diabetes one must cut carbs.

Still as diabetic and over weight i want to still restrict y fat intakes as i want to cut down calories for weight reduction.I was 105 KG at the time of diagnosis i.e. 2 months ago....and lost about 10 kgs in 2 months just by cutting my carbs.

Firends.....thanks once again for your posts and enlightenment.I need your best wishes.....

H R Gupte

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Thank you Anupjee for encouraging me....Sure I will drop Marie all together....adding flax seeds instead...and some nuts.....

Further,I forget to mention that I am also using 'Jambul Vinegar' By Baba Ramdev before lunch and dinner for my non alcoholic fatty liver and to enhance GLP-1.

Also adding 'single clove garlic' which is much more powerful than normal garlic.

I am sure to reach target of 6.4 of Hba1c by next month and after that without medicine sure to go further.

By the way also checked my fasting insulin which is 10.4 against my fasting sugar of 118.This means by Homa calculator by IR is 3.03 (Homeostasis Model Assessment=HOMA for calculating 'Insulin resistance' = fasting sugar X fasting insulin/405) .IR above 2 is main reason for high blood sugar levels.

As on today with less carbs my overall liver profile ,HBa1c,levels of testosterone,D3 are much much better.Testosterone has gone up by 30 points.....D3 is almost double..Ofcoz I took calcirol sachets( earlier they never gave me such amazing results).....HBa1c has gone down by 2.5 points..

I will not call my diet as strict LCHF....But I will call it low carb diet as I am not adding fats to cut down my calories for weight reduction.

By the way today while returning back from my office purchased Long wheat.

Instead of fulka of normal wheat I am going to give try to this long wheat.Let us see what results are stored for me.


Maries biscuits :

Pl see the nutritional contents

100gm contains 72gm Carnes +22 gm sugar


Thanks Anup for mentioning my case. I am 36 months into D now without drugs. My journey started from 290 fasting 390 pp and 13 hba1c. I dared to defy my doctor only because of the knowledge i gained from this forum. Otherwise I would have progressively increased my pills and by now would have ended in insulin shots.

After reaching the a1c levels of 5 to 5.7 in three months time wihout any medicine, I never crossed 5.9 mark. Now during the last three years, some of my doctor friends are also keen to know from me what is the magic.

My answer: The bottom line in is cut down the carbs. Just cut down on carbs. You will see the changes immediately. Even today morning my fasting number was 90 fasting.


Simply great......


@cure why are you afraid of having fats in your diet? If you are cutting on carbs , then what about your energy balance? You will tend to go in starvation mode, your BMR will go down and body will go in storage mode instead of burning mode. You will start feeling weak and tired. Have fats to burn fats


I will not call my diet as strict LCHF diet.It is low carbs diet.Not LCLF diet either.Mr Anup and every one advocating LCHF diet are 100% right and logical that carbs are culprit and we must avoid/cut them as much as possible.

However,as per my understanding in LCHF diet fats are added to fulfill calories deficit.As I am already over weight to reduce my weight I am not adding extra calories/fat,and by doing that creating deficit of calories.I am not all 'cutting down or adding extra normal fats' which we Indians normally consume thru our regular sabji etc.

As far as my reports are concerned after following this diet for month....I am doing fantastic on each and every aspect.Except Iron and B12.As far as iron is concern my iron has gone down but HB has gone up.And depletion of b12 is effect of increased metformin dose.

Awaiting next months reports.

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I am sure about what you are talking and advocating....My friend who is diabetic for last 20 yrs started cutting down his cabs and first time in his life...today his PP was 125 .

He was so happy and told me to convey my thanx to you....Thank you once again for adding few more HEALTHY Years in our life....May God bless you always...

Next week he is meeting his doc for further follow up.


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