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I am a diabetic. My diabetes has been out of control for over 7 years.
I can barely walk my feet hurt so much from nerve damage. I am lucky that is the worst of it as kidney failure, blindness, amputation are common and would have been symptoms to ‘look forward to’ if I hadn’t kicked my carbohydrate addiction.
My boyfriend also has diabetes. We were both becoming sicker and sicker. Doing large amounts of insulin and oral meds. every day. We both have switched to 20 carbs a day food plans. My boyfriend has lost almost 60 pounds (in 4 months), no longer does ANY insulin, and his last A1C was 5.3 which is normal for a non-diabetec!
Alas, I am not responding that brilliantly. Forty pound loss and still doing one shot a day of insulin. My A1C has gone from 11.4 to 6.8 in less than a year.
Any time I feel tempted, I remind myself about how much better it is to do one shot of insulin a day rather than FIVE! We both feel great. The 20 grams of carbs a day is from vegetables.
If you are obese, pre-diabetic, or diabetic, PLEASE think about this. The sugar cravings do decrease if you stick to the 20 or less carbs a day because your body switches from burning carb to fat. Soon you won’t really feel hungry any more. A lot of other positive changes occur from cutting wheat from your diet. You will have more energy and you will be more alert.
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]