This is written by James Kennedy. Thanks for the words of encouragement.
“I have been a type 2 diabetic (T2D) for over 20 years. For the majority of that time, I have followed the American Diabetic Association (ADA) guidelines. As the years went by I needed more and more medication to control the blood glucose (BG). Currently, I am a 59-year-old male.
Several years ago I saw a Tedmed talk by Peter Attai. It took several times to get the subtle message the Dr. was talking about. I was diabetic and obese and starvation and lots of exercise just was not working. I followed his postings.
In the midst of depression and basically giving up on controlling BG I got a mass email from Dr. Attia. Woa, To quote the posting:
“…At the population level, T2D costs Americans more than $300 billion per year: one of every three Medicare dollars is spent on T2D, and one of every six healthcare dollars is spent on T2D…”
So I signed up with the company he mentions in the posting. They helped me get on a diet similar to yours – ketogenic diet – it made a huge difference. My morning fasting BG numbers started to plummet. Working with the endocrinologist we lowered my diabetic meds. After 4 months I got my HGA1C measured again. (I am too embarrassed to say what it used to be; just think shockingly high.) The health coach sent me the numbers. I cried tears of joy at my desk. 5.4 5.4 is a great number.
I continue to follow this diet. I run ultra marathons (not quickly ) and so I got Dr. Phinney’s book on Low carb and endurance athletes. Lots of great information, lots of science. (Dr. Phinney is at the company that is reversing t2d – goal to reverse t2d in 100 million people by 2025) This diet reduces inflammation. In fat adapted athletes they use about 25% less O2 over carb powered athletes.
Some people you might consider looking into Gary Taubes. Dr. Phinney, Dr. Timothy Noakes. (South African Dr. who is being prosecuted because he tweeted about eat fat)
A great Documentary just out on Netflix is The Magic Pill. (hint: no pills, just food, mainly fats)
I saw a video about your story and it is wonderful you and your family are doing better. I know you must get tons of attacks because your experience is the opposite of the “standard medical advice”. Hang in there. You will be vindicated in the long run.