Hello everyone, I’ve been reading posts and thought I’d add to the forum with my experience in case it’s useful for anyone finding this page or wondering about this diet.
I’m a type 2 diabetic diagnosed about 6 years ago, I’ve lurched between complete denial and utter panic about my condition and currently take 4 x 500mg metformin each day. I’ve also been prescribed statins for high cholesterol and very recently HRT – boom what a cocktail!
After a horrendous Sunday night last week where I’d been eating rubbish and was so tired I fell asleep by about 6, only to be up countless times to go to the loo and having pins and needles through the night, I decided that now is the time at last to take urgent action. My BMI was 32.4 and my weight 13 stone 8.
So I’ve stuck to the BSD and drank only water and have lost 7lb in 7 days.
I’m feeling much better for it and haven’t had pins and needles or any urges for the loo in the night for the last few days. I feel sharper and have more energy. I’ve been swimming 3 times.
This is all great but I do have a headache as my body withdraws from sugar, I had an upset tummy three days in and I’ve felt hungry at times so have drank more water or fruit tea.
I went to see the nurse yesterday for a regular B12 injection and she also took a blood sample for a diabetic check up. I asked when I could have another check up as I was thinking it would be good to see how I’m getting on after some weeks on the BSD and she surprised me a little with her dismissive and pessimistic attitude. I said I’d started a new diet and exercise programme and she shrugged and basically said words to the effect of ‘so what?’ — and that diabetes is a progressive disease and that my results might show I need to up my medication.
At that moment I could not have been clearer in my mind that I’ll continue with the BSD and whatever my results of this blood test I’ll request another one after a while to show this nurse what I’m capable of!
So that’s me – thanks for reading and thanks everyone who posts here for the inspiration!