Hi everyone, I am 41 years old, 5'9 and 213 pounds. I have been a type 2 diabetic since I was 27, so about 14 years. I have bought just about every diet book you can think of including the Paleo Solution. I have successfully lost weight 2 times, both times putting the weight back on. The first time was probably 11 years ago, I did the Protein Power Plan and dropped a considerable amount of weight and put it back on pretty fast. The next time was probably about 8 years ago, I did the Atkins diet and I got down to like 158 pounds, again, I put it all back on really fast. I am not getting much help at the doctors office. They want me to take medicine for not only my diabetes but for high blood pressure (which I don't think I have) and high cholesterol.
They sent me to a dietician but it was nothing but the same low fat high carb diet that everyone preaches. I recently purchased the Mayo Clinic Diet book and while I like the idea of the "habits", you break 5 bad habits, do 5 new good habits and then there's 5 bonus good habits, I am not sure this diet is good for a diabetic. It is loaded with carbohydrates and for the first 2 weeks they want you to limit meat to 3 oz a day. My blood sugar levels get really bad when I eat bad, I think the last time they took my A1c which I think is supposed to be around 6, mine was like over 13. I think that meant my average blood sugar level was like 250+. I know I'm killing my body and I can't find something I can stick to.
Anyone who can help me with what to do please let me know. Thanks!