This blog and the facebook page MyHbA1c was setup in an attempt to have a deeper understanding of T2D, in order to improve my own condition HbA1c 11% and to perhaps even help to reverse my father’s advanced stage T2D complications. But it was not to be.
A week ago my father passed away from heart failure and was called home to be with our Lord.
He was diagnosed with T2D back in 1980, around 42 years old. About 15 years after that he had his first heart attack and was saved by a triple bypass surgery. For the next 21 years it was a constant battle with diabetic complications. Every one to two years he would require an angioplasty. He had about 5 angioplasty before he needed another heart bypass, 15 years after his first bypass. By God’s grace both bypass was performed by the same highly skilled surgeon familiar with his condition.
He recovered and subsequently went thru a couple more angioplasty, a spinal surgery due to a car accident, likely cause by a hypoglycemic event that resulted in him crashing into a tree. Towards the last couple of years, he had to face one vascular surgery in an attempt to save his leg and gangrenous toe, and a stent to the leg. The toe was eventually lost and two more toes were amputated before his heart gave up a month after the last toe amputation and God called him home.
Medically he had been treated by some of the best surgeons and cardiologist. Dedicated. skillful men who worked tirelessly for the best outcome. We are grateful for the many additional years that had be given to him thru them. Allowing him to eventually see the belated arrival of his grandson and spent some time with him.
Many millions of families continues to face similar medical conditions and the grim, almost certain prospect of the unfortunate progression of these conditions (heart failure, renal failure, vision loss etc) following conventional treatment.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) defines “remission” as having test results below the range for diabetes without taking diabetes medicines or having surgery. “Partial remission” means your test results have been lower than the range for diabetes (fasting blood glucose 100–125 mg/dL or A1C 5.7–6.4 percent) for at least 1 year. “Complete remission” means your results have been in the normal range (fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL or A1C – See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/research-and-practice/patient-access-to-research/type-2-diabetes-remission.html?referrer=https://www.google.com.sg/#sthash.3mlqPeub.dpuf
Achieving Diabetes Remission, normal HbA1c of < 5.5% without medicaton or insulin need not be a Utopian dream. It is not. As I have experienced , it took only 3 months to normalize HbA1c from HbA1c 11% to 5.5%
and it is easily maintained for another 6 months
According to ADA, diabetes remission is very rare except for those who had gone thru bariatric surgery. Hence the revised guidelines to include Bariatric surgery as a standard treatment protocol to achieve diabetic remission.
Over 7 years, 1.47 percent of the entire group had a partial remission, 0.14 percent had a complete remission, and 0.007 percent had a prolonged remission. – See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/research-and-practice/patient-access-to-research/type-2-diabetes-remission.html?referrer=https://www.google.com.sg/#sthash.3mlqPeub.dpuf
I now know that T2D remission is achievable and much of these risks and complications may be rather easily mitigated thru
- Carbs reduction with Low Carbs High Fats (Reduce post meal Insulin/Glucose Spikes)
- Intermittent fasting – 18 hr or more (Improves fasting Insulin/Glucose Level)
- Leverage on the circadian cycle to normalize our hormones. (Eat during the day, sleep early)
- Optionally drinking Raw Puer Tea after lunch and Tartary Buckwheat Tea after dinner (Post meal/fasting glucose control)
While the Sun may have set for my father and we grief his passing. A new dawn continue to await us fellow T2D sufferers. If thru the providence and grace of God that you should come across this blog, do not dismiss and lose the opportunity to discover how simply it may be to regain control of our insulin/glucose level.
There is no program to sign up, no supplements to buy. Consider and explore the options and aim for T2D remission. All information are readily available if we have the courage to seek and try it out. God bless.
“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8