I have made a lot of strides during the first half of 2021. By following strict keto, employing Zone 2, Zone 5 and resistance training, intermittent fasting and tracking on a CGM, I have lost 40 lbs, reduced A1c from over 8 to 5.6 as of early July, experienced only occasional excursions above 140 BG, taken points off my cholesterol, etc. For now, it appears that I have achieved some “control” over my condition.
I have read a lot of sunny projections of “reversing T2D” and am skeptical. While I do see evidence of more “normal” insulin behavior (eg. BG returning to baseline 2 hrs after meals a lot of times), I am trying to figure out what goals are reasonable for me to achieve.
For me, the objective is to achieve a “steady state” routine – a standard range of meals, workouts, fasts, etc., that allow me to maintain my condition without having to pay constant attention.
But I’m also interested in what’s achievable? <5 A1c? Reintroduction of “lower glycemic carbs” (I have started to add in small amounts of 100% cocoa or blueberries), <100 cholesterol, etc.?
Interested in your perspectives.