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Diabetics on VLC

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 08, 2013 at 5:04 PM

A simple question: what happens to diabetics (type 2) if they switch to a VLC diet? I would appreciate links to clinical studies -- it's a question about what actually happens in real life, not about what should/could/might happen.

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on August 12, 2013
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I think my question was pretty clear. I want to know what happens to full-blown Type 2 diabetics (full-blown in the sense that they *have* to manage their carb intake and take/inject medication or they will quickly die) if they switch their diet from whatever it was before to VLC.

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on August 10, 2013
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My bg was 280-300, hb1ac 13. No counting at all. Just gave up cereals and legumes... almost no fruit. No insulin or pills. I think i was lucky and so far no diabetes related pathologies, but... who can know what is happening inside?

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on August 09, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Great! But from how bad a situation did you recover? Did you have to count and space out your carbs, inject insulin, did you start to develop any diabetes-related pathologies?

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on August 08, 2013
at 06:44 PM

Would you consider my answer "real life"? I am a TypeII diabetic. VLC has literally saved me. Brought down my blood glucose numbers to about a third what they were on a normal healthy diet with whole grains etc. Halved my HbA1c to respectable numbers.

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793

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on August 09, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Great! But from how bad a situation did you recover? Did you have to count and space out your carbs, inject insulin, did you start to develop any diabetes-related pathologies?

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on August 10, 2013
at 05:50 AM

My bg was 280-300, hb1ac 13. No counting at all. Just gave up cereals and legumes... almost no fruit. No insulin or pills. I think i was lucky and so far no diabetes related pathologies, but... who can know what is happening inside?

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on August 08, 2013
at 08:31 PM

LC saved me too. Along with radically cutting down on processed foods and chemical-laden non-food products, like mainstream shampoos and soaps full of dyes and perfumes.

In 2007, my BGs were in the 200s--300s. In July 2007, I went to 30g/carbs per day and cut out cereal grains (wheat, rice, barley) and corn too

By 2009, my BGs normalized. Got the A1c from over 7 down to 5.1

I'm back up to 60--80g diet carbs per day. BGs are a little higher but still close to normal. Everything else on my blood panels normalized too, and my C reactive protein (marker for systemic inflammation) dropped from 4+ (inflammatory) down to 0.6 (anti-inflammatory).

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on August 10, 2013
at 05:08 AM

I think you need to provide more details here. VLC vs paleo diet with average carbs, or VLC versus typical American crap diet?

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on August 12, 2013
at 03:45 PM

I think my question was pretty clear. I want to know what happens to full-blown Type 2 diabetics (full-blown in the sense that they *have* to manage their carb intake and take/inject medication or they will quickly die) if they switch their diet from whatever it was before to VLC.

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