You can normalize your blood sugar naturally as needed – without pills, calorie counting or hunger. The number of people with diabetes is increasing incredibly rapidly and is heading towards 500 million. Those affected by the most common form of diabetes (type 2) normally never regain their health.
If you already know that you are diabetic you can skip down to the section Where Sugar in the Blood Comes From. However, please note that with milder forms of diabetes you often don’t notice anything.
You may also test your urine with urine test strips: Glucose in the urine usually indicates that you are diabetic. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form (around 90% of all cases) and the one which is increasing the most. In type 2 diabetes the body has an increasingly harder time to handle all the sugar in the blood. Type 1 diabetes is caused by death of most of the body’s insulin-producing cells (from an unknown cause).
More and more diabetics in Sweden are choosing to eat foods that don’t raise blood sugar. More and more doctors (I’m far from the only one) advise similarly with great results.
Since the Fall of 2011 the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has recommended a low-carbohydrate diet with diabetes.
In the past, before we were afraid of fat and before there were modern drugs to lower blood sugar, the dietary advice was different from today’s. These absolutely forbidden foods are now a part of the recommended diabetes-diet according to the Swedish Plate Model.
Most overweight people will then gradually lose a substantial amount of weight and will be able to do well with less medication. Today’s carbohydrate-rich dietary advice to diabetics is based on the old fear of naturally fatty foods. When it comes to stricter low-carbohydrate diets as LCHF there are so far only limited scientific studies. Since then the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare published their guidelines for healthcare workers.
In addition, as early as 2008 the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare examined and approved advice on LCHF within the health care system. Even the American Diabetic Association (ADA) is, since 2008, approving advice on a low-carbohydrate diet for diabetics. In the picture to the left a real LCHF-meal that I had a couple of years ago, when I measured my blood sugar. In the picture to the right you can see the lunch that I was unbelievably served at the 11th International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm 2010. Within the health care system diabetics are still often given advice on blood sugar-raising foods. Pharmaceutical companies are making more money on providing dietary advice that makes diabetics sicker.
The advice on carbohydrate-rich foods, for example, may make a type 2-diabetic require initiation of treatment with insulin injections. More and more people no longer trust propaganda from the pharmaceutical industry or poorly updated experts. Do you want to learn more about how you can improve your own and your family’s health?
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This is a 45 minute video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles, #AHS11. Do you want to learn more about good treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including which medications to use if needed? 1 2 3 4 193 Comments151kathy martel silenoMarch 5Thank you for all this wonderful information.
For those with a similar addiction to pop, regular of diet makes no difference, I found a SodaStream helped me. 157Heather MDApril 8If LCHF doesn't sound good to you, or right for you, watch the documentary "Forks Over Knives." It's very inspiring and talks about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet for Type II Diabetes. So, now I am even more confident, that I am on right track, but if it's not BIG but, would be everything ok. When I was monitoring my bloods on lchf they were generally below 5 when fasting as well as during the day which particularly put my bloods no where near the "unsafe" region.
I was completely ready to give up and just resign myself to whatever complications that would eventually kill me. I switched to the low carb diet 10 months ago (40 grams or less per day) and I am happy to say my A1C is 5.4.
The final destination of a journey is not, after all, the last item on the agenda, but rather some understanding, however simple or provisional, of what one has seen. In these modern times, with the plethora of blood-sugar-related diseases, we need tools like GI and GL to help us understand ways to control blood sugar. The self-testing, graphic approach to food testing developed in the balance of the newsletter is a less scientific but a more dynamic way to explore postprandial (post-meal) blood glucose levels (BGLs). GI measures the blood glucose impact of foods eaten in isolation, yet we rarely consume foods this way. GI readings vary with the individual—blood sugar and insulin reactions are more extreme for diabetics, for example (See Charts 2A and 2B).
GIs are calculated in the science lab as the day’s first meal after a 12-hour fast and using a fixed serving that includes 50 grams of carbohydrate.  Most of our daily calories, however, are consumed in combination and throughout the day, when our blood sugar is affected by other foods that we have eaten earlier, as well as by our level of activity. Of the following numbered charts, the first three are based upon scientific research journal articles (Charts 1, 2A, 2B), while the last four (Charts 3-6) are constructed from my own self-testing of foods4 using a simple blood glucose monitor. Chart 1:  Blood Sugar Curves of White Bread Compared to Bread with Added Fiber, Sourdough, and Vinegar. Chart 3:  Instant Oatmeal, Whole Oats (Soaked and Not Soaked), and Whole Oats Combined with a Protein and Fat. To fully appreciate the impact of two back-to-back carbohydrate breakfasts please notice that the scale used for Chart 6 is twice that of Charts 3-5. Resetting the Table–to Control Blood Sugar (For a discussion of other strategies, see April 2011). Ramekins filled with condiments like nuts and seeds (GI=0).  Nuts and seeds provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while they slow digestion and curb blood sugar.


Sourdough bread or whole-grain bread with whole kernels; butter from grass-fed cows and organic nut and seed butters such as tahini and pumpkin seed butter. A pitcher of water and glasses for all—sometimes we mistake hunger for what is in fact thirst.  You might flavor the water with a little lemon juice or other flavoring. For the dressing, mix and whisk together equal parts, shoyu, mirin, and tahini.  Add dressing to quinoa salad, toss and enjoy. Because 12-hour fasting, pre-meal blood sugar reading can vary, all data points at time zero prior to the first morning meal were indexed to zero in order to illustrate the change from a neutral starting point.
I use the label “traditional” carbohydrates, just as we call unrefined fats, “traditional” fats. Have you ever wondered why you feel hungry a short while after having a feed full of carbs?
The problem is, while your blood sugar levels are dropping down after the carb rush, your hunger starts to kick in. Dr Andreas Eenfeldt (The Food Revolution video) performed his own tests on himself regarding blood glucose levels (see attached image). Meal 1 : Piece of non-lean steak and veggies (all fried in butter) with Bernaise sauce (egg yolk and butter sauce). As you can see by the graph (Click the thumbnail to see a larger version), Meal 1 (the Low Carb, High Fat meal) kept his blood sugar at a steady, even level, right where it should be. These are some of the reasons there is a swing in the medical profession (those who are still not completely set in their ways, or not willing to deviate from the current nutrition beliefs) towards a Low Carb, High Fat food lifestyle. Dexcom CGM sensor technology is approved for up to seven days of continuous wear with one of the smallest introducer needles on the market.
First and only CGM-enabled insulin pump with a high-contrast color screen, featuring color-coded graphs and arrows to indicate direction and rate of glucose change, revealing trends at a glance.
Instead, we take for granted that they’ll become a little sicker for every year that goes by. Large amounts of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin are produced, but it’s still not enough, as insulin sensitivity decreases.
In addition, a diet that doesn’t raise blood sugar dramatically facilitates getting a stable and normal blood sugar. The foods that turn into different types of sugar as soon as they reach the stomach are called carbohydrates. The more sugar that’s absorbed into the blood stream, the higher the blood sugar will be. While more and more people have become diabetic, and while the affected have become sicker and sicker, they’ve been advised to eat the very foods that raise blood sugar.
People with diabetes, who try to eat this way won’t normally become any healthier or thinner. If you’re going to avoid fat you need to eat more carbohydrates in order to get satiated. More and more people question the old blood sugar-raising carbohydrate-rich advice, even in the media. Even in Sweden, with the high fat-Petren diet that included fatty pork cuts, butter and green cabbage.
But the studies that have been done show that LCHF-like advice produces a better effect on blood sugar and weight than today’s low-fat advice.
They have become receptive to several options regarding diets for diabetics and now warmly recommend a low-carbohydrate diet as a first choice.
Advice on LCHF is, according to the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare’s review, in accordance with science and proven knowledge. Beef fried in butter, vegetables fried in butter and a homemade bearnaise sauce (melted butter and egg yolk). Like most, I have struggled with weight and diabetes for years, for my 50th birthday I went on insulin.
Yes, they were designed to make pop at home, but only if you add the syrup to the now carbonated water. Weight moved down, slowly but moved, muscles started to grow (doing nothing), sleep came back to me. I am very happy to get rid of diabetes, and lose weight, oh by the way, I am loosing 1 lb per day, I am weighting my self every day and went down from 234 lb to 230 in 4 days. He can't find the labs from last year but it was really close to 100 fasting blood glucose, He weighs over 350lbs and has for a number of years, carries the fat high and in front, is pretty sedentary, & eats a very high carb diet. I`m requesting correct information and dietry guidelines, so I can post valuable answers and support to a couple of members in my LCHF Support group on FB..
Learn more about the Diet Doctor organisation and join us in empowering people to revolutionise their health. When I was pregnant my blood sugar levels were tested at 7 weeks pregnant and I was told I would have to monitor by blood glucose levels throughout my pregnancy as my fasting bloods were 5.6 at the time. Unfortunately my pregnancy ended at 18 and a half weeks, but I am experimenting with my lchf eating patterns so that I stay below the "5" when fasting for when i hopefully fall pregnant again. Does anyone know from experience how I can possibly get the number lower than my average of about 4.7? A.May 13is it ok to drink kombucha ( and how much?) with type 2 diabetes while doing this low carb diet, please any help. I am type II and I am conducting a 3 day profile, rigourously testing my blood glucose level, 7 times a day, as recommended by the Accu- Chek site I have been looking at. The second factor—the postwar shift from traditional to refined carbohydrates—is largely due to the growing role of the commercial food industry and processed, convenience foods.  Convenience foods must have a long shelf-life, so food companies rely upon refined flours and oils, which do not go rancid. Visual pictures of postprandial blood sugar behavior, while less scientific than GI measurements, are nevertheless powerful learning tools, providing a real flavor for how our body reacts when we eat different kinds of foods. This chart illustrates the second meal effect– that what we eat at one meal affects postprandial blood sugar behavior at the next. What we do to our children when we give them a sugary cereal or a Pop-tart for breakfast extends beyond this first meal to affect their blood sugar, hunger, concentration, and desire to overeat throughout the rest of the day.
One of the best herbs and spices to moderate blood sugar.  It can be sprinkled on hot cereals and desserts such as puddings, custards, and stewed fruits. You are full straight away, but an hour or two later you are looking for a snack to tide you over until the next meal. The carbs are quickly absorbed into the blood stream sending your Blood Glucose levels sky high. He recorded his blood sugar levels over a 6 hour period after eating two completely different kinds of meals. This information complements fingerstick testing results and can be used to help guide immediate and long-term insulin delivery therapy adjustments.2 CGM technology measures glucose levels every five minutes and provides real-time glucose values, as well as trend information. We just need to see through the mistake that has led to the explosion of disease – and correct it. It isn’t uncommon that the affected person also has a high blood pressure and bad cholesterol numbers.


At the time of diagnosis type 2 diabetics usually have ten times more insulin in their bodies than normal.
This means sugar (as in soda, fruit juice, candy) and starch (as in bread, pasta, rice and potatoes).
On the contrary, they will usually need more and more medications and will become more and more obese as the years go by. On the contrary, in recent years similar carbohydrate-rich dietary advice has been shown to increase the risk of getting diabetes and worsen blood sugar levels long-term in people who are already diabetic.
But in recent years the old theory about fat being dangerous has been proven incorrect and is today on its way out. Below is an image of pages 12-13, where there’s a summary on what diabetics should and should not eat. This, while we get more and more diabetics, who need more and more drugs and get sicker and sicker. And when diabetics start eating this way today the same thing happens as it did in the past. In other words, certified health care workers, who give such advice (for example myself) can feel completely confident.
The food contains almost exclusively energy from sugar and starches, things that are broken down to simple sugars in the stomach.
If you don’t eat many carbohydrates not much glucose will reach the blood stream, and consequently the blood glucose level will stay where it was. In this folder it’s stated that foods that raise blood sugar slowly are good for you.
And then they give away folders with dietary advice that raises blood sugar and makes diabetics need more drugs.
Multiply this number by the 366 million diagnosed diabetics worldwide and you will see the enormous economical interests in this.
There’s a big change underway that can lead to a healthier future for very many people. He developed type 2 diabetes himself ten years ago, but after a simple dietary change he’s still completely symptom free, with no medication. Whenever I do that it takes days to get my blood sugar & cravings down to pre-cheat levels. Last year I tried to get him to cut back but he wouldn't and said if it was a problem the Dr would have said something. I am already on medication for high cholesterol & high blood pressure too, so I am very scary what will be with it! I was told I had gestational diabetes based on this one test (even though gestational diabetes doesn't develop until later in the pregnancy). I have been strict with my carbs and am keeping them below 25g per day so it's not this that is the issue. Ready for the next meal to have the body go through that whole blood sugar rollercoaster ride again. As a side effect, this insulin stores fat and causes weight gain, something that has often been in progress for many years before the disease was diagnosed. I started gaining weight at the rate of about 8-10 pounds a year even though I hadn't changed my eating style. I was diagnosed as T2 3 years ago and cut way back on carbs 20-25 net per day but I was ignored.
I was not following lchf at the time of my original test, but switched over to doing it (in lieu of their recommendations to still eat carbs 30-45g of carbs per meal and eat low fat foods). My protein and fat ratios are generally 60-70% fat, and protein usually 20%-25% so I'm not sure what else I can do (apart from exercise) to get the number lower. I had 2 eggs with butter and some water - had a 20 minute walk, and 2 hours after eating, tested again, and I was 13.9. This is why diabetes and obesity often go hand-in-hand (90% of diabetics are either overweight or obese). David Ludwig regarding high-glycemic foods and overeating, cited in the Recommended Reading section at the conclusion of this newsletter. They drop so far that they go below the normal recommended levels, then slowly rise back up. Major game changer in my life, who would have ever thought the bubbly water could help one stop drinking pop. When he told his parents a lawyer and a housewife, they said it had to be a mistake that the glucose readings were wrong and couldn't have gone up that much in 14 months.
When pregnant i was told that if my fasting bloods were above 5.0 I would need insulin injections and that I had to send my blood sugar results to them on a weekly basis. Would upping my fat intake of an evening and reducing protein (and obviously carbs) help to give me a lower fasting reading? Some evenings I have a good fatty meal with moderate protein and my reading is still sometimes 4.9 or even 5 in the morning which is driving me batty. Along the way I have had issues and problems including really bad withdrawal when I stopped drinking pop. But most the time I know that keeping my feet, eyesight, & kidney function healthy are more important than the taste of "good" foods. He discovered that my estrogen was almost completely unapposed since my progesteron level was almost zero.
When I want a snack I can have walnuts, sometimes a SF candy or small serving of SF dessert (like pudding), or, what I've found I really like, is a small serving of berries with cream. The effect of this high estrogen not only made me metabolic but it also caused me to have edometrial thickening, a uterine fibroid and grow a 11cm cyst on one ovary. Relationship of fasting and hourly blood glucose levels to HbA1c values: safety, accuracy, and improvements in glucose profiles obtained by using a 7-day continuous glucose sensor. After I had my hysterectomy I decided I needed to do something to save my life and enjoy what life I have left in at least decent health. I found the keto diet and decided to give it a try since I have tried a high carb diet and a high protein diet but never a high fat diet. I have lost 20 pounds since I started and was actually experiencing fairly low blood sugar to the point that it was getting to low. Once I got to a fasting level of about 8 I decided I better go back to my usual dose of met formin and it is slowly coming back down.
I haven't given up on keto because I think as my body switches from carb burning to fat burning that it might be finding stored energy in my fat cells that could increase my blood sugar.
It is especially bad first thing in the morning after fasting since supper the night before.



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