I know that this will be considered anecdotal. But it is not for me.
I was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 2010. I actually had the disease for some time without diagnosis. I had no idea how to deal with diabetes.
After six weeks of following the doctor and CDE advice with horrible results, I changed to a virtually no carb diet in order to get a handle on my blood sugar and to allow for the minimal use of insulin.
So, from late 2010 until today I have been eating a very low carb diet. It’s my own plan. I eat about 100 to 150 carbs per day. Not extremely low.
I have been doing this now for nearly 8 years without exception. My first A1c was in February 2011 it was 5.7. My last A1c was also 5.7. Those are the two highest readings I have had in the last eight years. Not bad when you consider I started out at 12.3 with a fasting of 436.
Also, at diagnosis I had advanced neuropathy, retinopathy and some fairly bad gastroparesis. I have successfully reversed all of this. Mind you, nothing is back to normal. Nothing is like it used to be. But everything is so much better than when I started it is almost as if they don’t exist.
It baffles me why this is so difficult for professionals to understand. It’s simply common sense. You eat better carbs and less carbs you need less insulin (whether you are healthy or not) and thus maintain lower blood sugar which results in less weight gain and even weight loss. I’m no scientist but aren’t those just basic realities of biology?