800 calorie blood sugar diet - Round 2
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I have completed the planned 8 weeks on this diet to see if it did what it promised which was to greatly improve blood sugar readings, reduce medication and, in some case, reverse diabetes completely. It also has the benefit of weight loss, in some cases rapid and big results, though not for me and that was not my aim. After 8 weeks my results are:-
Now weigh - started at 79.2 now 75.3 Total loss 9 lbs
Official HBA1c 6.6 (was 8.1)
Cholesterol down to 3.7 from 4.1
Triglycerides down to 1.21 from 1.50
Insulin 26 units (down from 37 units)
Medication, reduced Glyclzide from 90 mg to 60 mg
When I started this I set myself 2 main goals.
Number 1 to reduce my HBA1c from 8.1 to 7.0. It is now 6.6.
Daily home testing results were 190 wanted to get to 120 - now down to 90 or 95.
Weight: wanted to lose 3 kg and have lost 4 kg.
For me this diet has done what it promised so I am continuing for a further 8 weeks at the same level (800 calories) and sticking to the low carbohydrate principles. Since finishing I have had a break with visitors and several meals out. I have stayed true to the low carb but I have had more calories and rather too much wine. As a consequence I have gained 1 kg or 2lbs.
I started back on this plan yesterday and have already lost 1 lb of what I gained so I am starting with a new weight and new goals.
Today I weigh 76.3 kg or 167.5 lbs
Weight loss goal 3 kg or 6.5 lbs
Morning blood glucose 104 or 5.7 (depending on which measure you use) so not trying to lower that but maintain
HBA1c was 6.6 and I want it to be 6.00 when I have my next check up with my doctor.
Looking forward to a successful and delicious adventure into changing my life as a diabetic.