PastelPainter, I have had a similar problem, and never cheat on the carbs. Bernstein had an immediate dramatic effect on my blood sugars, and my lipid panel was OK, although not spectacularly so. My cheese consumption went up over time as it had no effect on my blood sugar and is very satisfying. Then the weight started to slowly but steadily pile on until I had gained 50 lbs. This was not supposed to happen. I read about people who go low carb and the pounds just melt away. In addition my triglycerides went up significantly. My Insulin resistance also increased due to weight gain and my blood sugar numbers started to deteriorate again presumably due to increased insulin resistance.
Here's my theory, which is not original to me. Dairy has compounds that cause a release of insulin. This extra insulin ultimately resulted in fat deposition which increased insulin resistance and on and on. The standard treatment for high triglycerides is to cut carbs because excess insulin causes triglycerides to rise, but my carbs are already low, with no fast acting carbs at all.
So I am slowly weaning myself of dairy, the ultimate goal is to eliminate it completely. So I will become a Paleo-Bernstein I guess.Too soon to tell if it will work but I have lost a couple of pounds since I started. I plan to eliminate all dairy over the next couple of weeks.
T2 is a complicated disease, different people have different defects in their metabolism which lead to a T2 diagnosis, so the fact that in my case my body reacted in this way does not really surprise me.