Diabetes -Type 2 - August 2011
On August 8, 2011, Re: Diabetes, Anstria wrote:
I posted last week asking if any T2 diabetics could tell me when to expect
feeling better. I have other health issues too. Since then, I have found and
accessed the files. I am well into my second week, and two days ago, I began to
feel some energy. Before, I had difficulty walking from the couch or bed to the
bathroom. I was really ill. Today, I walked the dog twice, about a quarter
mile each time - not a lot, but a start. Yesterday, I was able to do some light
household tasks, and today I am out pulling weeds. My husband is astounded and
asked if he could do the Budwig diet too. I was only too happy to oblige, since
it was a temptation having to cook meat for him.
Also, I mentioned I had suffered from delayed sleep onset syndrom for over
thirty years - my days and nights were completely reversed. Now, I am up at
dawn and in bed by 10 pm. I am so thrilled! It's so wonderful to drink my
buttermilk out on the patio and hear the birds. I am very grateful for this.
For the first three days, I had to get my husband to bring me the cottage cheese
and flax oil and my seed grinder, since I was too weak to stand at the counter
to do it. I had to do it on the couch. Now I am making the Budwig meals for
both if us.
I think the daylight and sunshine helped tremendously. I had avoided the sun
almost completely all my life, but ate a great deal of dairy, so was really
upset to discover I had osteoporosis. So I decided to at least get out into
daylight, and did, in the early morning. Now, I can take a little sun. There
has been no burning. My skin is vanilla cream instead of deathly white.
This has been so rapid. I had already begun making funeral plans. I am not out
of the woods, but I seem a little stronger each day.
My BG is coming down ever so slowly. Hopefully, that will stabilize too.
I will never stop this diet. It satisfies every craving I have. I am never
hungry - I have a hard time eating all the food. I did add a green smoothie a
day with greens, water and berries.
I am using the buckwheat (which I love), and millet, and bulghur, so far, and my
husband likes these too (but not as much as I do). He is looking to bring his
blood pressure down and then get off the blood thinners. He is working with our
doc, who has to monitor his blood in case it thins too much.
So, this has been my progress so far. My mood has improved as well.