My journey with Type 2 diabetes began in 2007 where I was feeling miserable.
I went to the doctor who took a blood test and discovered that my blood sugar levels were much too high, and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The diabetes doctors told me that since I have Type 2 diabetes my blood sugar would never be able to come down to the normal level. I was basically being told between the lines that it wasn’t curable.
Choice between medication and diet
They gave me a choice between taking pills or keeping my blood glucose levels low through diet. And was given the basic information that everyone gets who get diagnosed with diabetes, namely to let go of carbohydrates like potatoes, pasta and rice, and instead include more salad, vegetables and meat.
I choose the latter option, avoiding carbs like potatoes, white rice, pasta, and the like, and instead eating more vegetables and meat as they wouldn’t raise my blood sugar so high.
I did that for the next five years (from 2007 to 2012). But by the end of 2012 I was no longer able to keep my blood glucose levels down. They rose up to 8, 9 and even 10 M/mol/l, and I was basically just eating healthy foods.
I was experiencing panic attacks and anxieties, absolutely horrible experiences I wouldn’t wish on anybody.
I went to my doctor who gave me metformin, but after taking only one pill that made me even more miserable I was desperate for an alternative solution to my high blood sugar so I began surfing the Internet looking for ways to do something for my diabetes.
Looking for a way to do something about my diabetes
First I came across an ad about a spice that would be beneficial in curing diabetes. The spice was cinnamon, and behind the ad was a program for how to reverse diabetes. I Immediately tried some cinnamon on a teaspoon with some water, and it did seem that my blood glucose went down a bit. I then bought the program and started using it. The program was basically a low carb diet, and exercise program, where you eat very little carbs the first month (20 grams per day to be exact), then add more carbs afterwards. By only eating 20 grams of carbs for a whole month, my body began to freeze. I was freezing cold because I had too little energy in my body to keep me warm. And so I stopped it. That didn’t work for me.
I found a few two more cures that were actually quite good, and was taught different things in each. But I could use both teachings to form a greater understanding of how diabetes work in the body and what to do about it.
One of the cures focused on the insulin to eat for low blood sugar and the other cure told me about the liver, and how it needed cleansing to function optimally, because when we have insulin resistance as I Type 2 diabetes we also have a non-alcoholic fatty liver.
That second cure program worked wonderfully and my blood sugar returned to normal, what my diabetes doctors said was impossible. But they did! 🙂
So I thought I was fully cured. And basically I just kept on a natural healthy diet, of course being aware of not overdoing fast carbs like bread and the like. My blood glucose levels stayed at the normal range 100 mg/dl for over a month, but eventually they started to rise again. Looking back at it I can see that it was because I began to eat just normal regular food, and in this there are foods that diabetics should not eat. Also, I stopped doing the liver cleansing after I finished that second cure plan.
At this point simply because I was interested i the liver and what role it plays in diabetes I began to research it. And here I learned a lot more. And in this connection I learned about food cravings, how they arise and what to do about them.
I could see that the reason my sugar rose was because of food cravings. So learning to keep those in check my blood sugar basically went down again.
But since then I have been researching on and off about healthy nutrition for diabetics so I could keep my blood sugar stable. And I must say that I have found a lot of good stuff, that has really helped me to this day 21.09.2021 to fully put my blood sugar into remission. And some of these tips I share here on these pages.
The good news that I have found is that this disease is totally reversible. But one must know the right kind of nutrition to eat for Type 2 diabetes, and also one must know de-stressing methods.
Eating balanced simply doesn´t work, because there are foods that are not healthy for diabetics, and those should be avoided. Also, In my opinion a ketogenic diet doesn´t work either even though people experience good blood sugars with this method, and that is because they don´t eat any carbs, but in the organism is still the insulin resistance which will get worse and worse with all that fat in a ketogenic diet.
What I have found is that a natural whole food diet low in fat will help you put your diabetes into remission. And also a low fat plant based diet.
You don´t have to go vegetarian to put this disease into remission just make sure that if you have type 2 diabetes only ea1 one serving of meat per day.
Also, intermittent fasting is a powerful way to get cleanse out your system, and gradually decrease insulin resistance. And this can be done together with the two above mentioned diet methods.