As I reported a while back, my mom, a Type 2 diabetic on insulin injections for years, has gotten off them as a result of a grain free, very low carbohydrate diet (duh, that's how they all do it, in contradiction to the advice of the American Diabetes Association, that seems intent on keeping people on these medications). I will add that, as you can see from her own story, linked above, this happened when she began following my dietary advice in blatant, explicit, in-your-face, doc, contradiction to the "medical" authorities. Is that a general qualification in my case? No, absolutely not. But most doctors know shit-all about diet, nutrition, and metabolism. They know drugs.
She has stayed off them and her blood glucose readings have stayed below 95. She's still on Metformin, an oral medication, but so far, so good.
However, she has been having problems with nausea and vomiting every morning when she gets up. She's going to see her doctor about that tomorrow morning. But here's an interesting datapoint: last weekend she went camping for four days, forget all medications, and felt great, with no nausea at all. Gets back, gets on the meds again, and guess what?
Anyway, she calls to set up her appointment this morning and has to go through the advice nurse, first. Nurse is not aware that mom has unilaterally gone off insulin and mom doesn't volunteer that info. Instead, says she has "reduced it" steadily (yea: to zero, now!).
Care to guess what "advice" mom gets, keeping in mind that she has kept her BG below 95 consistently? She's told to stop the Metformin between now and tomorrow's appointment. Good. Guess what else? "Eat 15-20 grams of carbohydrate every two hours. As long as your blood glucose says below 240 [!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!] keep eating the carbohydrates."
Am I crazy, or is Big Medical out to kill their patients?
Oh, also, and I hadn't know this, but they had mom on a Statin for total C of 220, in spite of the fact that no study has yet to show any benefit to women on statins, while some have demonstrated a weak association with increased mortality.
She was smart enough to stop the statin some time ago.