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Gender Male
Industry Architecture
Occupation retired
Location Amenia, New York, United States
Introduction I was diagnosed a Type 2 diabetic in 1986. I started a Very Low Carb diet (Atkins Induction) in 2002 to lose weight. I didn’t realize at the time that it would put my diabetes in clinical remission, or that I would be able to give up almost all of my oral diabetes meds. I also didn’t understand that, as I lost weight and continued to eat Very Low Carb, my blood lipids would dramatically improve (doubling my HDL and cutting my triglycerides by 2/3rds) and that my blood pressure would drop from 130/90 to 110/70 on the same meds. Over the years I changed from Atkins to the Bernstein Diet (designed for diabetics) and, altogether lost 187 pounds. I later regained some but have managed to keep more than 150 pounds off for more than 20 years. As long as I eat Very Low Carb, I am not hungry and I have lots of energy. My goal, as long as I have excess body fat, is to remain continuously in a mildly ketogenic state, both for blood glucose regulation and continued weight loss. I expect that this regimen will continue to provide the benefits of reduced systemic inflammation, improved blood lipids and lower blood pressure as well.
Interests nutrition, type 2 diabetes, gardening, fishing, non-fiction reading, politics