A thought from an actual T2 who controls his T2 with diet and exercise only doing Low Carb.
I understand all the issue with those selling books love to use the word Cure.
That is wrong.
But if you are diagnosed and educated in a tradional diabetes program.
You are taught low carb is damaging to your body, its too hard to stay on a low carb. Diet, so you will fail. I have had diabetes educators tell me that it is too difficult for T2.s to count carbs. I asssume that if T1 can count carbs, a t2 can learn also.
T2’s can eat all the foods they are use to just in moderation. (No)
T2’s are given a endless supply of a revolving set of medication, all eventually fail. They told that eventually all will be on Insulin, which may or not b true. But all you T1’s out there if you were told that you could control your diabetes with diet and exercise even if it is low carb and you actually could do it. I would expect you would try it even of was “hard”.
Doctors don’t want to work with T2’s of diet and exercise because it is too time consuming for the doctor.
an example of setting up a T2 to fail: I was helping out in an diabetes education class and a middle age woman was just freaking out because she did not think she could learn to count carbs. I asked her if she could cook and read a recipe (yes). Could she count calories (yes of course). I would think then she could count carbs if given the support.
My request is that we try to fix the “cure work thing”. And concentrate on supporting T2’s lowering their carb intake… I know so many T2’s low carbing and doing well.
Low carb eating is really just an extension of eat to your meter. You eat more carbs your numbers go up you control you carbs your numbers go down.
I am sure if the medical community would embrace low carb WOE magically we could figure out a good term to describe the out come.
End of rant