I am sorry betatoo. I did not mean to berate anyone but only to suggest that if one way of eating and/or meds does not lower risk factors then perhaps another should be tried. I do not see how what I wrote would in any way be considered to belittle anyone. If my own WOE suddenly stops working for me I hope I am prepared to change--or take meds if necessary. It is not my religion. I would not want to whittle the pieces to fit the puzzle but rather to find the correct pieces that will complete the picture.
Wonder what this has to do with the success of any diet and meds chosen for high blood sugar? My blood sugar at the time of my MI was 5.4 Considered normal but possibly not low enough. Not on any meds.
If you control your blood sugar by eliminating animal protein including dairy and eggs along with fats and oils (and of course refined foods) your A1c will come down and so will your cholesterol. You won't need statins. Especially those people for whom statins cause serious side effects. I see so many on this group who persist with a low carb diet but report taking more and more meds and having to add insulin, victoza etc and whose cholesterol seems to be high.
I eat potatoes, rice, oatmeal, corn occasionally whole wheat pita or pasta or wasa rye crackers. No animal protein, dairy, fats or oils eggs. Lots of vegetables and some fruit. HbAic 5.4, no meds, T2 diabetic 20 years.