thank you, Andee. I am convinced this is a good program. My question is how long might it take to reverse our insulin resistance? I am seeing 12 weeks as a general estimate online, not for 21DSD but in general.
I wonder if I am asking this question in the wrong place on this forum?
I know I'm a Type II who struggles with all the usual issues and lately my sugars have been super high because I've been a complete mess with my food. Doing this detox (Day 5) helps me get my sugars back in control and should curb my cravings.
I didn't talk to my doctor about it, but since it's similar to other low-carb plans, I think most endocrinologists would be for it.
I was not looking for medical advice, only wondering if anyone on this forum had insulin resistance and used 21DSD to overcome it. I am under the care of a doctor who is very capable and open to alternative, but this is outside his experience.
September 10, 2013
Thank you for the response.
My weight is not good, ever since being on cortisol last year for my adrenals. Large gain, and I still have 20+ pounds to lose. And not losing, even with the low carbs and my exercising. I am on thyroid and have it checked regularly.
Are you saying that I might have to stay on the 21DSD for a year to get my body to begin to respond to insulin correctly? That seems like a long time. I was guessing maybe 2 - 3 months.
September 10, 2013
Thank you for your response. I am watching my A1C and my glucose daily. After 8 months of eating the way I described, both values were still not in range. My A1C was 5.7 and my fasting glucose was 100-115. Not terrible, but my goal was in range, under 100. Only when I started 21DSD and gave up stevia and dairy did my fasting come under 100. I am very happy with that, but not convinced that 21 days is going to effect a permanent change.
As far as exercise, I have been exercising 6 days a week for the last 5 months (I have chronic fatigue and before that time I was in a chair all day.) For the last 6 weeks I have been doing high intensity intervals (Peak8) three days a week, and intense strength training the other three days (a knock-off of P90X, but only about 30" per).
Thanks again for the help.
September 10, 2013
How are you determining/quantifying your insulin resistance? If your glucose has normalized and you've been eating this way for ~8 months one might deduce that your insulin response is much more sensitive. 20-30 g of carbs/day is quite low. Are you exercising? (a GREAT way to improve insulin resistance). Not knowing anything else about you or your health profile, I don't see why re-introducing some healthy carbs back into the mix wouldn't be a feasible option at this point, watching how you feel as you do so of course.
I am 12 days into 21DSD. I have been eating low carb (no grains, no fruit, no sugar) for 8 months already, trying to lower my glucose. I am pre-diabetic, and trying to reverse it. By eliminating stevia and dairy, my glucose is now down where it should be. I am very grateful, but now wondering just how long it might take to actually overcome insulin resistance. I understand that the 21DSD is designed to change our appetite for sugar, but my goal goes beyond that so I expect to have to go longer than 21 days. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I am not asking how long before I can eat sugar again, as I gave up sugar 8 months ago. I am interested in being able to use stevia again, and in eating more carbs. I have been on 20-30 carbs/day for the 8 months and am anxious to be able to increase that.
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