I know many diabetics, Sally, both types, who use a very low carb diet (following Dr. Bernstein's regimen which is, I believe 30 grams a day) with great success. Some people use that diet to stave off using medication for as long as possible; some for longterm management of numbers with less need for meds and insulin. I myself only eat a " moderate low" diet of about 100 carbs per day. That is a choice for me as I'm a vegetarian and love cooking gourmet meals and it would be almost impossible to go much lower without losing what I love. If you want, send me a PM and I'll give you two websites where you can read and talk to many of these people. (I'm not allowed to include these in posts).
Just got word from my endo that i'm to start insulin immediately (they will be very aggressive because I am undergoing fertility treatment at the moment - waiting to see if the last try worked). Am out of the country at the moment, but will start tomorrow once I'm back and can get supplies.
Yesterday I ate very low carb all day and the sugars were within target. So definitely this is the way to go (even with insulin).
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