Diabetics Controlled Without Insulin


Diabetics Controlled Without Insulin

For those (Type 2,LADA, whatever) who've figured out how and want to share, and those who want to know how to use diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, and acupuncture to lower and maintain healthy A1c levels.

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If your pancreas is still functioning, give it a chance

Insulin should be a last resort. Even if you're autoimmune like me (LADA), there's hope. People will argue this up and down, especially the insulin industry, but I'm proof, and I'm not alone. It's a hard road. Giving up my alcohol and food addictions was serious business. But my body has responded to a little TLC by bringing an A1c of 11.1 down to below 5.5 and staying there so far. Will it last? Who knows. But I'm in the best shape I've ever been in and will keep living this way no matter what. If a beer guzzling, fried food shoveling guy like me can do it, others can too. Don't worry. The pharmaceutical industry can survive without us. If you want more of my story, you're welcome to check out my blog russellstamets.blogspot.com

Please share your stories here. It's only through conversation that all the puzzle pieces of this thing can be laid out.

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Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 5:53pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your methods....support, and be supported. Interactive discussion!
Where....chat "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!

Comment by russell.stamets on March 16, 2014 at 12:24pm

Wow. Almost another 5 months since I've checked back in. As you can see, I don't focus at all on diabetes, as was the goal of my intervention with myself. My lifestyle changes are still intact and keeping me controlled and insulin-free, even though I'm LADA, which is technically Type 1. It'll be a few more years before I can clearly use words like "reversal" or "beat it", and I'm not really interested in trying to be active spreading the message of my heretical and "impossible" path. Part of my solution has to do with balance and stress removal, and for me, I had to remove the visibility and focus on my diabetes in order to maintain my results.

I haven't been updating the blog, although for anyone interested, it and the book are still a valid guide to my approach. I'm also happy to respond to anyone with questions. There are certainly updates I'd be happy to describe, most of which relate to reducing the cost as much as possible, like cutting a few of the supplements, hoping they weren't the ones that were responsible for rejuvenating and maintaining my beta cells these last 4 years. Or Acupuncture, which I know for a fact is beneficial, but I can't afford it either. My hope is that related, free things, like yoga and meditation will make up for having to cut it.

Anyway, this group is just a little desolate, windswept outpost and testament to a successful questioning of the prescription of insulin.

Fair Winds,
Russell Stamets

Comment by russell.stamets on November 24, 2013 at 6:29pm

Comment by russell.stamets on November 24, 2013 at 6:29pm

First A1c in 18 months - 6.2
It was 6.1 in May of 2012. Considering the stress and transitions since then, not bad. Still insulin-free, just metformin and clean living.

Comment by russell.stamets on August 10, 2013 at 2:08pm

Welcome Jan. I haven't been active posting as in the beginning. I seem to be healthier the less I focus on diabetes. Still controlled without insulin.

Comment by russell.stamets on February 13, 2013 at 7:21am
Comment by russell.stamets on September 1, 2012 at 1:30pm

Welcome Smile! Nice handle. If there's anything you want to know about my "different" experience with LADA, feel free to ask. Russell

Comment by russell.stamets on September 1, 2012 at 9:11am
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Comment by russell.stamets on May 20, 2012 at 11:12am

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