When I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in July 1991 based on a fasting blood sugar reading of 468 mg/dl, I was happy that it was not cancer that caused me to (1) lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks; (2) be hungry and thirsty every hour; (3) be weak and not able to think straight.
Our family physician then, Dr. Adelto Adan of Mid-Michigan Medical Center, was a cardiologist. When I refused to take the anti-diabetes pills that he had prescribed, he ordered me to take a stress test to make sure that my heart was strong and healthy. After passing the test, it was but natural for me to do everything right to maintain the excellent health of my heart. So I ran the stairs a total of 2 hours/day and ate only heart-healthy, natural, fresh (raw and cooked), unprocessed, and whole (as much as possible) foods which were mostly carbohydrates. Why carbohydrates? Because I love them, they are the easiest to digest, they are the least expensive, and the most readily available. As I keep on eating them, I am finding out that although they consistently give me high fasting and 2-hour after-meal blood sugar readings 4x/day, they don't harm me.
By eating only 3x/day and exercising 4x/day (immediately before each meal and before bed), I see that I have been burning all the calories that I have been taking in. My weight ranges from 137 lbs to 143 lbs. My height is 5'7". In all the 21 1/2 years that I have been a diabetic, I have never had any diabetes complication, never had any hypyglycemic episode, and have always been living like I have no diabetes. My past A1c's were from 5.2% to 6.3%, the one I had on 28 August 2012, was 5.6%.
Bonny Damocles (Male, 77 years old)