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Cut Out Diabetes Medication

By The Paleo Diet Team
February 25, 2014
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Dr. Cordain,

I had a heart attack two years ago, I’m only 51, my glucose levels were out of control – my sugar was either too high or too low – and I was about 15 lbs overweight. I was exercising 20 or 30 minutes a day on my eliptical machine in front of the T.V. I honestly thought I was eating healthy and balanced, but I could never lose one pound.

My glucose levels were often in the 180 to 225 range. Sometimes it would drop to 51 and I felt that the end was near. Every morning I woke up it was always high – 170 was a low for my morning reading, but it was never any lower and usually higher.

I was on more and more medicines, 10 mg of glipizide in the evening, actos in the morning, plus 5mg of Byetta in the morning and evening. My doctor was talking about adding insulin in the evening to bring my morning glucose down. That was the last straw. I always felt like I had a touch of the flu.

I picked up a copy of your book on the advice of my daughters’ gynecologist. (She said this diet would cure their acne problems). I read the book and started right away on the healthy diet.

I saw changes in my glucose levels in the first week on the diet. My morning levels were coming down. I cut down on my meds after the first week because I didn't need so much anymore.

Now I take only 5mg of Glipizide in the evening, and still take the Byetta shots morning and evening. But I'm sure I will be cutting that down soon.

I also started walking outside right away. I lost the feeling that I had the flu all the time after the first week also.

I love the diet, it took a little readjustment of my thinking to get used to it. The first week I felt a little tired, weak, but not like the flu!!! I can't imagine eating any other way now.

I've lost 11 lbs and still have a little to go. (I'm down to 135 and I’m 5'4''.) I may want to go to 128 (instead of my original 132).

My mom always said, “You are what you eat!” Now I believe it.

Because of your book I have my life back. I truly believe that your book saved my life.

Thank you and God bless you.

Renee T. Ray

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