Santosh Bhandarkar is a Type 2 diabetic diagnosed at the age of 31 in the year 2015. He was around 15 kg over weight at the time of diagnosis – 90 kg for a height of 70 inches. Needless to say, he was on the traditional high carb low fat diet. And his struggle to manage diabetes on such a diet was no different from others. Increased medications, poor glycemic control and weight climbing up was the usual part of his life. Doctors only wanted to keep adding more and more medications.
Medications included Zoryl M3 Forte (Glimepiride 3 mg Metformin 1g) before breakfast and Voglibose 0.3 once after Lunch and another after dinner, before he finally switched to Indian LCHF diet. Despite these medications, his FBS used to be around 140 mg/dL and PPBS around 180 mg/dL without any respite. Not a great reading for sure.
His success story on Low Carb High fat diet is amazing. Summing up, he says:
Just by following LCHF way of eating, I lost more than 20 Kgs, lost around 4″ from my waist and I could achieve A1c of 5.6. Bonus part – no meds or doctor visits in almost two years.
His journey is summarized at the following link:
Yet another Indian diabetic to have taken control of his health and reversed his type 2 diabetes on LCHF diet. Aiming for A1C of 5.6 max is what every diabetic should strive for.