Originally posted by TiredofControlFreaks
reply to post by Ghost375
To the original poster.
Congratulations! You did exactly what your doctor wanted you to do in the first place. Restrict carbohydrate intake and increase exercise to boost metabolism, increase insulin production, and reduce cell resistance.
You "discovered" the treatment devised for the treatment of EVERY diabetic. But you did it YOUR way!
BTW - this isn't a cure. Your immune system is still attacking the islets of Langorhans in the pancreas where insulin is produced. Since this destructive process is progressive (ie more damage is done day by day), there will eventually come a time when no amount of diet and exercise will be sufficient, if you live long enough and don't die of other causes first.
I did the exact same thing and diet/exercise treatment worked for over 10 years. But ultimately, the diet became stricter and stricter and there just wasn't enough hours in the day for sufficient exercise. Also you will find that exercise becomes more difficult as you age.
However, the longer you can delay having to take meds the better and the better you can control your blood sugar, the less the chances of suffering the adverse effects of diabetes.
Tired of Control Freaks
No I didn't do what the dr said but NO I don't agree about it getting worse by the day... Sure I may be getting older but I actually feel younger than I did for the last 20 years.
If I were attacking myself like that I'd have been dead long ago. And for what its worth the mild "symptoms" really began in the early 1990s when I was vegitarian and ate lots of pizza. I had similar stuff in college too, - again too much pizza but wings were fine. I self-regulated the pizza-carbs w/o realizing the core-nasty of them. I do now - and have a good margin of health.
I've reversed and cured the condition that was really just a state of sugar blasting. But nice try with the soft put-down while trying to say that jerk who I had to see to get the blood test numbers was anything other than a big pharma pusher and a bully.