Having been diabetic for so long, I have tried everything and I mean everything. The only thing that keeps one healthy is low carb diet no, grains, potatoes and rice and taking weight off and keeping it off. Weight is the major factor in insulin resistance. When the weight goes down the insulin resistance goes too. Learning to add lots of fiber of different kinds to food allows for a just little leeway and helps fill you up and keep weight off. But that is it. I have found that fiber (all kinds) including Hi maize 260, inulin, oat bran and ground flax seed and I think chia seed helps. There is no way we can go back to eating grains again. Our bodies cannot handle carbohydrates. Drugs don't prevent complications either. In my experience over many years, it is better to have A1c a little higher than to have a great A1c with diabetic drugs. The diabetic drugs allow you to eat too many carbs and allow you to think you are getting away with it. Your cells know better even if your blood looks good. This is reality. On the bright side, I have been able to stay perfectly healthy, with an A1c of 7. and maintaining normal weight and staying active.. If I were to gain weight again, all bets are off. The more quickly a diabetic accepts reality, the greater chance of keeping good health. I could take more insulin and lower my A1c, further, but my weight will go up as insulin causes weight gain so I would be insulin resistant again.
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