Dr. Naveen is currently 63 years of age and a Type 2 diabetic since December 2015. He posted his intro on the forum in April 2018 and his numbers were clearly all over the place with regard to medications, diabetes panel, weight etc. Here’s how the numbers were:
- Weight (Kg): 93 kgs
- A1C: 7.1 % — This peaked to 7.4% before starting LCHF
- FBS: 160-220 mg/dL
- PPBS: 220-280mg/dL depending upon fasting sugar of that day.
- Total Cholesterol: 108 mg/dL
- Latest Triglycerides: 139 mg/dL
- Latest HDL: 38.90 mg/dl
And, he was on a plethora of drugs as noted below:
- GALVUS 50 BD,
- GEMMER FORTE 2 BD,
- AMRYL 2MG AT NIGHT
- NOVASTAT 10 – ONE AT NIGHT FOR CHOLESTEROL
- FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – OLMESAR A 40 ONCE IN THE MORNING, METOLAR XR50 -ONCE AT NIGHT,
- FLOTRAL 10MG FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE.
- ELTROXIN 100 MICROGRAMS OD IN THE MORNING.
- ECOSPRIN 75MG, MULTIVITAMIN, FISH OIL
Around 8 months down the line, he posted his success story on December 9th, 2018 and the summary of details are:
- Weight: 86.6 kg. Still, need to lose around 14 kg.
- A1C: 5.9% — Reduced from a peak of 7.4
- Galvus 50 — Eliminated
- NOVASTAT 10 — Eliminated
- Amryl – 1mg BID
Here’s what he had to say:
I started the process of following LCHF by end April/May beginning gradually and there has been no looking back. My sugar fasting and PP numbers started falling slowly and I learned the way of counting my carbs, proteins, and fats.
As of Dec beginning, my weight is down to 86.6 kgs from 93 kg, Hb1Ac is down to 5.9% from 7.4% at its peak, Fasting sugar is ranging between 118-140 with PP numbers ranging between 100-125 mg/dl. and I no longer take Galvus 50 BD ( stopped it in July 2108) and have cut down Amyrl 2mg BD to 1 mg BD. The only other medicine is metformin 1gm BD. Besides, I stopped Statin 10mg and now my HDL numbers have moved up from 39 to 47 and my Triglycerides and VLDL will gradually settle in the range.
Besides, overall I definitely feel energetic and soon enough will have even better values in every respect.
So, despite dropping / reducing dosage of drugs, his reports show all-around improvement. If he can achieve this at the age of 60+, it just shows that LCHF diet that’s followed on dLife.in is not difficult at all. The demographics of success stories range from 7 years to 73 years age — both Type 1 and Type 2.
Congratulations Dr. Naveen. A1C drop from 7.4 to 5.9, despite reducing medications, is a great achievement.
From here on, as you reduce weight you will only have better numbers on reduced medications.