“Whilst I agree with much of what Eddie says (hard to believe I know)”
The reality is I have discovered nothing regarding the safe control of diabetes. I ask no one to trust me. All I do is pass on what others have taught me. As Isaac Newton said many years ago “If I have seen further it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants” and I have stood on the shoulders of so many very clever people over the last seven years and continue to do so.
Although the benefits of low carbing have been known in part for over two hundred years, it was only seven years ago, I learned of the benefits from a long time low carbing type one diabetic called Fergus Craig. Myself and others such as Graham became Fergus’ early disciples, it took us around one week to realise Fergus was right. We had no reason not to trust him, but it did seem a bit too good to be true at the start, but we could see no harm in giving low carb a try.
Looking back with no disrespect to Fergus, we did not have to trust him and no one has to trust me. You can trust your hospital blood tests, your BG meter, your weighing scales and tape measure. When you have taken that leap of faith you soon realise you can control your diabetes safely on nil medication if type two and drastically reduced medication if type one. This is good for so many reasons. So many type two medications have been proved to almost useless and others very dangerous for many people. For insulin users, injected insulin is not and will never be a get out of jail free card.
Back seven years ago the DCUK forum had around two thousand members, many of the members were newly diagnosed and found low carbing to be their salvation. But others, mostly long term diabetics, many reporting serious health issues, brought about by long term poor control, immediately went on the attack. A dietitian lead the charge of what I termed low carb antis, us low carbers were dead men and women walking, a whole plethora of serious illnesses were on the horizon for us. To cut a long story short, the forum became a battlefield. To compound matters some of the most vehement low carb antis were made moderators. As all know here, nothing has changed. For seven years a small bunch of individuals, backed by mods working to an unfathomable and highly dubious agenda, have ruled the roost.
So, what is the current situation. It is a fact that almost all of the hundreds if not thousands of good news stories at the DCUK forum, have been brought about by a low carb higher fat diet. It is a fact that some of the world's largest and most prestigious nutritional organisations, have reversed their advice on dietary saturated fats. It is a fact that the diabetics I started out with seven years ago (I still keep in touch with some) are all doing very well, with no sign of diabetic complications. It is a fact the majority of healthcare professionals and dietitians have been completely wrong, in not only the best way to control diabetes, but a whole myriad of serious and life threatening illnesses. But, don’t take my word, because frankly my dears I don’t give a damn.