Long time Type 2 diabetic (almost 20 years), new to the forum, first post.
My doctor threatened to put me on insulin in March because my A1c was 8.4%
I’ve brought my average BG down from 194 to 136 with exercise and diet (6.36 on A1c calculator). I started out my diet by limiting carbs. In the past week I shifted to a Keto Diet.
I sent my BG numbers to my doctor and he was impressed then he urged me not to do a Keto diet. He said that fat promotes insulin production and increases insulin resistance. This completely contradicts all the Keto literature that claims that high fat diets reduce insulin secretion and insulin resistance. He went on to recommend a DASH diet which includes high fiber foods like whole grains, whole wheat, and oats.
Frankly, I’m flabbergasted. This is the same advice I got when I was first diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago. I ate whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and oatmeal for over a decade and it wrecked my BG. I continued to increase my medication to adjust over the years. Now I’m maxed out on oral meds.
Does anyone else have experience with a doctor who is against a diet that is working to bring your BG levels down?
Any thoughts about Keto vs DASH? Has DASH actually worked for anyone out there?