I am a T2 for 2 years, and pretty much follow Dr B's solution to the letter, but seems there is no way to maintain a constant blood sugar at 83 before, during and after a meal. I tried same thing on my none-diabetic wife and son, they can't maintain 83 after one hour either, even after a low-carb meal.
So my question: how many of you can actually maintain your blood sugar at 83, one hour after a meal ? Is it actually possible? with/without the help of insulin ?
Not sure if the reasons for increased mortality in the trials of tight control are due to increased levels of medication (they help control sugar levels but do cause other problems) or due to the high peaks and troughs that automatically result from attempting tight control on a high carb diet but either way completely agree that HbA1c just an average and lots of fingerstick testing to avoid peaks and troughs is also very important (as well as the low carb / Dr B approach).
The study that i've read on tight contr5ol and Mortality was a shocker. The massive and frequent doses of multiple medicines would kill an elephant!
No-one has yet done a large study on low carb eating leading to tight control. There have been some smaller scale ones in Sweden. All of these show that low carb eating is beneficial and a couple of these studies have been done on periods of 4 years. However. Most research is funded by pharmaceutical companies, which won't make much money if EVERYONE tries the NATURAL route to tight control.