Basics

Basics: phase 3

Now that my HbA1c has been stable for 8 months without any medication, I consider that I’m entering phase 3 of treatment. Phase 1 was weight loss, glycaemia control, increasing insulin sensitivity for 6 months. During that time, my HbA1c went from 7.5+% to 5.0%, I lost 40kg, I fixed…

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Basics: type 2 diabetes reversal

To put my thoughts in order, I’ve decided to summarise my view on type 2 reversal and what it means. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is often considered a life-long, irreversible, progressive disease. People newly diagnosed are told that that’s it, they have diabetes for the rest of their life,…

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Basics, Day To Day

Day to day: the weirdness of CGMs

Lately I’ve been experimenting with a CGM (Lifestyle Libre, 2 as it’s pretty much all I can find here). One of the things I noticed was that the readings were delayed compared with the finger prick tests. Looking at curves and aligning on maximums, it seems to be about 10…

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Basics, Day To Day, Tips

Basics: The importance of a routine

Treating T2 diabetes isn’t easy. It requires information, research, planning, monitoring, adjusting, and sacrifice. There is no one size fits all. You have to take into account your objectives, your body, the advancement of the disease, your personality, etc. Making a plan that works for you is a big job…

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Basics: why subreddit mods are wrong

Once I was kicked out of the subreddit /r/diabetes_t2, the mods went through all my comments to add their own reply. To every one of them. That comment said: diabetes_t2-ModTeamMODST2 Diabetes can’t be cured or reversed. Put into remission, yes. Controlled, absolutely… but once a diabetic, always a diabetic. It…

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Basics: effect of food poisoning

It’s not an experiment I would have wanted to run, but as it happened, i thought I might as well keep an eye on what was going on. Yesterday, immediately after lunch I started to feel queasy. About 20 minutes later, I was vomiting my lunch. I was sick for…

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First year of diabetes retrospective

I wrote this post to start a new Reddit community on reversing diabetes. I grew tired of the other communities where the credo is that diabetes is forever, that it can’t be reversed, and that it can only get worse. This isn’t supported by recent research, isn’t my experience, and…

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Day To Day, Glycemia

Progress: 1 year anniversary

This is the first year anniversary of my diabetes diagnosis. To celebrate, I had a quarterly blood test done this morning. The results are in: fasting sugar 86mg/dl, HbA1c 5.4% (down from 5.44% the last time). So, everything is still good, post-diabetes is sticking as expected. Below is a graph…

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