Yeah I have seen so many diet plans that claim to "cure/reverse/remission" type 2. The question really is, is it true remission ie you could eat a non diabetic persons diet and not elevate your blood glucose levels or will they creep back up over time again making it just well controlled by avoiding everything that can spike blood sugars (spoiler...any and all carbs, not just sweet stuff).
Very much a hotly debated topic.
I've seen people in both camps on that one.
There is also the issue of what happens in T2s, are you more insulin resistant or are you just not making enough insulin or both and to what degree for each? Is your pancreas past the point of being able to recover and function normally again regardless what you do?
I am on the fence about it all to be honest. I do believe well researched diet plans can work and most at source state its can work for SOME but media sensationalises it and makes it sound like it is a magic cure and it works for everyone if you follow a b c of their eating plans.
Almost puts an unhealthy spin on things if it doesn't work for you and the self blame that would happen.
You may be T2 because you have lived an unhealthy lifestyle BUT there are genetic factors involved too.
Not everyone who is overweight and eats carbs gets a T2 diagnosis and not every T2 is overweight. Most do agree that lifestyle usually is the tipping point.
I know people who are hundreds of lbs overweight with perfect blood glucose levels and I have 50lb odd to loose and had a pretty shocking blood test etc.
The blame game can be real.
So I have been doing lots of things to see how my body works (or doesn't) and I want to meet in the middle somewhere.
I will do the weight loss and exercise
I will stay within very reasonable carb limits
I will avoid sweet stuff apart from the very odd treat
I will work with my GPs to get my medications right
I've been toying so much with the why don't you at least try <insert whatever method here> to fix it all and the answer is simple.
Compliance and Sanity.
I know myself well enough to know I will eventually fall off whatever super strict plan and beat myself up over it and continue the mental anguish cycle of blaming myself. Can't deal with that extra pressure on my mental health. Been a rough few months as it is.
If I have a sensible plan with a small bit of wiggle room, I will stick with it for the long term.
My eating goals are within what the GPs surgery recommends but better
rambling again (sorry) 🤪