What can happen by not following a dietitians advice
This post is 52-year-old man named Ian appeared on the Diet Doctor website, a diet success stories of people with diabetes.
He was a Type 2 diabetic and he would have to start treatment for it.
Ian introduces now an “ex-diabetic”. He totally reversed his diabetes and slimmed down. So, he is now no longer on the diabetic register and maintained it still.
He wrote this post to help others achieve the same.
In June this year I had to complete an annual medical exam for the company I work for. I assumed I would just pass it like all the previous medicals I have done. I was only hoping they didn’t give me the Queen’s College Step Test again because nowadays I have one knee that is not too flash.
After the medical all was good except the blood test showed high blood glucose. So they booked me in to do more tests. The doctor reviewing the results of these extra tests told me that he was very sorry but I was a Type 2 diabetic and I would have to start treatment for it. He prescribed me Metformin and sent me to a dietitian to get a diet plan. The diet plan I received included eating at regular intervals, bread at every meal, uncooked veggies, no fats or oils, low salt, and no more than 200 grams of lean meat per day.
After 3 days of starving and feeling nauseous from the tablets I started looking for an alternative science. This is when is when I found the Diet Doctor website and started re-educating myself. Before the first week of being diagnosed was over, I had stopped taking the tablets and the diet and started eating LCHF food instead.
That is now 8 weeks ago.
In the interim between today and when I started, my wife and I did a two-week long motorcycle trip through very hot and dry Bulgaria and Romania. The temptation of ice-cold beer and new foods that I hadn’t experienced before got the better of me and I strayed from the LCHF diet for most of the trip. I am back on it now but the 8 weeks period needs to be considered as 6–7 weeks to be fair in reviewing the results of my progress. I returned to the doctor yesterday for the 2 months follow up examination. Here’s a summary of the results from both tests:
I don’t have much of an idea what most of the results mean but I did research about the ones listed above. Unless I’m getting the wrong info, it appears that pretty much everything is better in the second test when compared to the first.
I asked the doctor if I was still a diabetic. He laughed and said it was too early to tell. He did say that I was losing too much weight and I should slow down. I asked what indication was there that my weight loss was too rapid, he carefully compared the two lists of results again but in the end couldn’t find anything to support his recommendation. I asked what indicators in the results showed him that I was still a diabetic and again he couldn’t show or explain why to me.
Despite this lack of acceptance, I have decided to introduce myself as an Ex-Diabetic from now on anyway. Might even get a T shirt made.
Ian’s “ex-diabetic” describes mental tools to help change to a healthier lifestyle and maintain it for life.
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