Sunday is a good day for stories of hope and inspiration.
Personal stories of benefit from low-carb/controlled-carb nutrition:
Jenny Ruhl, diagnosed with diabetes in 1998
Personal stories on Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt’s blog
Dr. Jay Wortman’s personal story
If you would like to inspire others with your personal story, but don’t want to do this on a blog, Tumblr, etc, a good option is Ancestral Weight Loss Registry (listed under LINKS).
A comment by Dr. Richard Feinman on another site, quoted in full:
RIchard Feinman · Professor of Cell Biology (Biochemistry) at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
“People need to do what works for them.” How do you find out what works best for you. Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate restriction. The first thing to try is to keep carbohydrates as low as possible. If that doesn’t work, you might want to try something else but it is always good to start with the science. As Dr. Eric Westman put it: At the end of our clinic day, we go home thinking, “The clinical improvements are so large and obvious, why don’t other doctors understand?” Carbohydrate restriction is easily grasped by patients: because carbohydrates in the diet raise the blood glucose, and as diabetes is defined by high blood glucose, it makes sense to lower the carbohydrate in the diet. By reducing the carbohydrate in the diet, we have been able to taper patients off as much as 150 units of insulin per day in 8 days, with marked improvement in glycemic control-even normalization of glycemic parameters. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/193759/diabetes-a-growing-threat-with-no-single-dietary-answer/#Hk7Sl0wpw3xtP5Eh.99
(I believe he meant to say “Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance”).