Hi there! I am a 46 year old single mother with type 2 diabetes. I have been researching ways to regain my health and a whole food plant-based diet seems to be the most promising to me. I’ve stopped eating meat at the beginning of this year but still eat the occasional diary, egg, and fish. Some health issues have improved just by making those changes, but my blood sugars are still very high.
A couple years ago when I first got my new doctor, my A1C was over 12. She prescribed Metformin, slow acting insulin, and blood pressure medicine. I did get my A1C down to the 8 range using the prescriptions but I didn’t like how the medicine made me feel so I stopped taking it. My blood sugars of course have gone up. They are currently in the 300’s. High, I know.
The symptoms that I find most worrisome are the tingling in my feet, my constant exhaustion, and my fluctuating eyesight. I rotate between three different pairs of glasses depending on where my blood glucose levels are at.
So, I am going to commit to this WFPB diet for at least the month of October to see if I can improve my blood sugar levels without medication. That means keeping the percentage of fat at around 15% of my daily caloric total. So no added oils, avocado or nuts. And no processed junk.
I will update as much as possible with what I eat, my exercise, and my blood sugar readings. My sister, who is doing the Keto diet might also add what she is doing so we can compare the two approaches. She is not diabetic, just trying to lose some weight. She has already lost around 40-50 pounds with Keto. I tried it but it made me feel worse.
I hope to see some positive results. Feel free to offer advise if you notice an area that I should adjust or if you simply want to offer encouragement or share your success story. I would love to hear it.
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton