Djh, I just "discovered" this group (actually a forum member provided me with the link. There is so much info here, it's easy for me to get lost, lol).
Anyway, I just wanted to mention that I also have increased energy on the paleo diet. The only problem I have with it, is that I am getting a bit bored with my meals, and am looking for more "exciting" recipes. I quit taking metformin at least 2 monthsago and my numbers are better now than when I was following the ADA diet and taking metformin! (500 mg BID). This experience was humbling and "pie in my face", really. Prior to discovering my T2 DM,I too belonged to that group of health professionals who frowned every time they heard "protein diet". It works!.... Only wish I could bring my AM numbers below 100, though. However, when taking metformin and following the ADA diet, I would wake up with numbers between 135 and 150-something. Now they range between 112 and 126. A1C was 7.6 at diagnosis, my last one (around 5 months ago) was 6.3; I expect my next one will be better....it'd better be, lol
Thanks for sharing :-)