Diabetics Controlled Without Insulin

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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 russell.stamets on February 7, 2012 at 12:40pm

Agenda For A Healthy Day - Winter Version http://russellstamets.blogspot.com/2012/02/agenda-for-healthy-day-w... #Diabetes #Type1 #LADA #dsma

Comment by russell.stamets on February 7, 2012 at 8:11am

117 #bgnow - stress test:yelled at anyone yet today? - 1004 days with #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes & #Insulinfree http://russellstamets.blogspot.com #dsma

Guide to these posts: These cryptic little daily messages are part of a twitter stream that has one purpose, to present a long term record of my morning fasting blood glucose measurements, showing (so far) results not explained by western medicine. As long as that first number (it's 117 today) is mostly below 126, it means I've got a normally functioning pancreas producing insulin. That's "impossible" according to most endocrinologists. In 2009, I was "guaranteed" that my autoimmune form of diabetes would destroy my insulin production. Timing varies, they said, but it will get progressively worse, as soon as the the short period of time that pills help is over. For me, the pills lost effectiveness in late 2010. As predicted, my blood sugar began to rise... until I tried something different. I was just hoping to hold it back and buy time. Instead, my numbers started a descent into the normal zone in late spring of 2011. They've been there ever since. For non-twitterers, the words with a # (called a hashtag) in front of them are basically keywords or search terms. Many diabetics, for instance, have their Twitter app set to always show all messages (tweets) that include the #diabetes hashtag.

It's possible that my advocacy for a natural cure will be louder at some point, but for now, I'll let this consistent, steady, stream of data points speak for itself.

Comment by russell.stamets on February 6, 2012 at 8:33am

109 #bgnow - eat lean & fresh, think kind & calm - 1003 days with #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes & #Insulinfree http://russellstamets.blogspot.com #dsma

Comment by russell.stamets on February 5, 2012 at 7:49am

116 #bgnow - Diet & Stress trump all other factors - 1002 days w/ #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes & #Insulinfree http://russellstamets.blogspot.com #dsma

Comment by russell.stamets on February 4, 2012 at 10:34am

Pitchman http://russellstamets.blogspot.com/2012/02/pitch-man.html #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes #Insulinfree #dsma

Comment by russell.stamets on February 4, 2012 at 7:38am

92 #bgnow - My deal with my body? Stopped eating crap in return for healed pancreas- 1001 days with #type1 #LADA #Diabetes and #Insulinfree http://russellstamets.blogspot.com

Comment by russell.stamets on February 3, 2012 at 9:01am

119 #bgnow - another day Big Pharma makes nothing from me - 1000 days with #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes & #Insulinfree #dsma http://russellstamets.blogspot.com

Comment by russell.stamets on February 2, 2012 at 7:13am

117 #bgnow - 999 days with #LADA #Diabetes and #insulinfree; 3000 more until naysayers believe? #Type1 #dsma http://russellstamets.blogspot.com

Comment by russell.stamets on February 1, 2012 at 7:53am

115 #bgnow 126 yesterday - momentum for health via diet growing? 998 days with #Type1 #LADA #Diabetes & #Insulinfree http://russellstamets.blogspot.com

Comment by russell.stamets on January 30, 2012 at 10:03am
 

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