Mine is type2. What worked best for me, is the complete annihilation of carbohydrates.
Doctors will tell you that you need to have them, but it's not true. If you don't carbohydrates you can be pretty dman healthy, especially if you're only pre-diabetic.
My blood sugar used to be 120 to 130, back when I listened to the doctors. But with my new diet, it has come down a lot. My sugar has decreased to around lower 80s, sometimes even less. And I eat plenty of fat, eggs, butter, meat. As long as you kill carbohydrates, it's fine.
This man gets it, cut out as much carbs as you can, eat non-processed foods rich in fat (this will now be your main energy source), eat vegetables, and very importantly exercise regularly, bingo! Diabetes under control or gone altogether..
If your now using insulin due to your pancreas dying, unfortunately you will have to take some supplementary sugars
If you have to use medication, first line should always be Metformans as they only reduce insulin resistance in your fat cells, once that doesn't work anymore a combination of Metformin and a Sulfonylurea is ok, but keep in mind Sulfonylureas will over-work your pancreas to produce more insulin, eventually killing it, before you get to that point and have to use insulin injections, go full hog on a very low carb diet (not low fat) and plenty of exercise
Diabetes is a Western lifestyle disease, poor (carby) diet, and little exercise, we all have it in our control to avoid this disease (unless Type 1)
If anyone doesn't know where to start on the exercise, first step (literally) is to walk everyday, get off your ass, the next step would be cycling, it's low impact, uses large muscle groups (great for burning up sugars and keeping your metabolism up for days), and enjoyable for most people, that's it
Last edited by Rab - on 24 March 2018