I'm a little disappointed by the naysayers and pessimists who poo poo the raw and natural foods diet for us type 2s. Perhaps if they tried it, they might find out how truly amazing the human body is at revitalizing itself when given what it needs. Sure, you can pick fault with just about anything, if you want to... that's your prerogative. I've found, through depression recovery training, that physical health and positive thinking go hand in hand in recovery from just about anything. Now, some have said that I'm lucky that I've gotten this far. When all the work is taken into account, I don't feel lucky at all. I feel as if I've earned my good fortune.
I'm now into my fourth day without Metformin. I'm drug free.. YAY!. I have more energy today than I've had in nearly 20 years. While I would never recommend to anyone that you suddenly stop taking your medication, I would recommend learning all you can from as many sources as you can, and experiment a little at a time while watching your body's response to various dietary and exercise changes (monitor your blood glucose). I watched as mine stabilized and finally decided, Thursday the 13th of December 2007, that as long as I'm posting numbers in the 70s and 80s fasting, "Why not?". So I did. Since then my fasting numbers: Thursday: 75, Friday: 77, Saturday: 76, this morning: 89 (I had a bunch of white rice for dinner). Post prandial never went over 120 throughout all of this.
Visit my diabetes webpage for more of what I've learned that might possibly help you: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html