However, after becoming T2 in 2007 at the age of 65, I eventually decided to cure/reverse my diabetes after reading the results of a recent study (the Newcastle diet) carried out my a University medical dept., and then doing a LOT more research into the subject. There's plenty more data available.
I haven't taken and don't need ANY medication since Nov 2011.
My BG, A1c, Cholesterol BP and all other relevant readings are now 100% normal.
Nearly all T2s can achieve the same with a LOT of effort, unfortunately, apathy or the blind belief in doctors prevents them.
In the US, the doctors are driven by money; in the UK, regardless of whether they know it can be reversed or not, doctors have to religiously abide by NHS guidelines.
It's much easier to push pills than motivate patients to take control of their lives, and then they've covered themelve against any come-backs.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.