Thursday, July 18, 2013

Way to go Mom!

My mother has had type 2 diabetes for ~20 years. She has been an advocate of the Standard American Diet, eating out and convenience foods have been her mainstay. As articles have appeared on my radar for dietary changes and preventable or even reversible diseases, i have passed on the information to her. Skeptical, she politely listens to me.  Her A1C has increased over the years and more medication has been administered, so she is listening a little more.
For Christmas, i bought her Dr. Cousens' book. . I, then, had her watch the documentary of those with diabetes becoming medication free.
She hasn't gone completely raw, but she has minimized her animal product intake, reduced her refined carbohydrates, and greatly increased her non-starchy vegetable intake.
Three months ago, her A1C was 7.3. Yesterday her A1C was 6.3 and she had lost 9 pounds. The doctor wanted to know what she has been doing. He told her if she kept going at this rate, she may be medication free.
I am so proud of her!!! Way to go mom!!!
Mom received the results of her A1C 4/28/14. It has dropped to 5.8. She had already dropped one of her meds and may be able to drop another one.

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