My response is that you should not condemn all type 2 diabetics that they don't "eat well". It is not necessary to go raw vegan to control blood sugar. What does control blood sugar in a diabetic is the amount of carbs and amount of exercise.
Of course eating junk food is not healthy in general anyway. However, just eating healthy, natural food does not guarantee normal blood sugar. If a diabetic on no meds eats a dinner of a roasted chicken breast, baked potato, green beans and a piece of corn, his blood sugar will be high two hours later. Why? The carbs.
I've already explained how I was able to control my own blood sugar with diet and exercise and no meds, but my diet was (and still is) strictly limited in carbs. No one has to go raw vegan to control blood sugar.
I'm glad you found a way to control your blood sugar, and I hope you can continue on such a limited way of eating. Not everyone can live on a raw vegan diet forever. I also hope you're getting enough protein.
As far as the GTT which you said is "a joke". I don't know why you say that. Of course it's a lab test in which the patient ingests a large amount of carbohydrates in the form of a drink. The lab results will show how the patient's body metabolizes carbs. While a regular person won't be drinking that glucose liquid in his regular life, that same person may well eat a breakfast of waffles and maple syrup and maybe put sugar in his coffee. Or, how about
toast with strawberry jam .... A non-diabetic's blood sugar will spike but come down to normal after about
an hour or so. A diabetic's blood sugar will spike and may come down a little but stay elevated the rest of the day.
I wish you well.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 4/22/2014 8:16:09 AM (GMT-6)