Hi Nik – I’ve been away so just read your post.
I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2016. I started immediately on Michael Mosley’s 5:2 diet but switched after a couple of weeks to the Blood Sugar Diet (basically when I found the book). I did 800 cals and 20g – 25g carbs. Two things I’d say – I’ve never been on meds (persuaded GP to let me have a go with diet), and I was very strict with myself.
When I started the BSD my blood sugar levels were similar to your average – around 16mmol/L. Within days they started to drop. After 3 weeks they were averaging 7mmol/L (with the odd 8/9 and 6). After a month they were averaging 6mmol/L and continued downward. By my first hba1c after starting BSD (Sept 16 – 4 months later) my blood glucose levels were back in the normal range – 34 – and my average blood sugar levels were 4.5 – 5.5mmol/L. I’ve been in remission ever since.
I lost a lot of weight (6 stone) and maintained until middle of 2018, but then gradually started putting weight on again to the point where I regained over two stone. (This was portion size as I still kept to the low carb way of eating). I’m now losing again.
During this time my average daily blood sugar readings went up to 5.5 – 6.5mmol/L. I had my last hba1c just before Christmas and it was still within the normal range (35 or 36 – can’t remember without looking).
It sounds like you’ve had a great start (you too, Max x). I remember having a couple of days in the first week or two where I went really dizzy and felt weak (just unlike myself). When I took my bgls later they were still around 7mmol/L so not low but I read somewhere later that what I experienced can be because of the sudden quick drop in the blood sugar levels – don’t know if that’s right but it was on one of the main diabetes sites. The other explanation could be carb flu. I didn’t experience that but lots on here did.
Hope this info helps.
Apologies to everyone else for the long interruptive post!