After a quick search, I can see that I’m not the only one with “remarkable” results in only 3 months. I’d like to hear first-hand accounts from others. Here’s my short story.
Diagnosed with type 2 three months ago. Multiple tests 13.3 a1c. Cholesterol at 249. Low Vitamin D.
Immediate diet changes. All sugar beverages eliminated cold-turkey. Oatmeal every day for breakfast (I HATE oatmeal). Strict limit of carbs to 70-90g per meal.
Exercise: No change. Walked the dog daily for 30 minutes. No cardio.
Drugs: 1000mg metformin daily. 2.5mg glyburide daily. 80mg asprin daily. 40mg simvastatin daily for cholestorol
Weight: gained 5 lbs.
Now a1c=6.3 and cholesterol = 149 in 3 months.
How is this possible in 3 months? All my Doctor could say was quote “Remarkable”. I echo the frustration with doctors. I really don’t want to be a remarkable experiment. I want to know WHY. What is the significant cause and effect?
So much data seems to be missing for diabetics and we have to rely on stories. If I hadn’t found resources on the web, I wouldn’t have known the significant impact of carbs as my so-called diabetes educator team + dietitian was lacking as I threw out their diet as a failure.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful for these results. But, I’m shocked at the realization that my healthcare professionals are not properly informed about diabetes.