Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Debra, talks about how she reversed her type 2 diabetes and has gone on to share her experience and advice with others to help them do the same. This is the first of two episodes so make sure to tune back in for part 2 next time.
I’m an ordinary mum and granny with a passion to change the nutritional guidelines for type 2 diabetics. Why? Because following my own diagnosis I realised they were totally wrong. So wrong that following them would make the diabetes progressive. When I was diagnosed in December 2017 and prescribed metformin and statins, I declined and asked for 2 months to see if I could put it into reverse with diet. I didn’t know what that would involve but had heard it was possible.
A quick Google ‘reversing diabetes’ confirmed this wouldn’t be a problem. Every avenue took me to a low-carb/keto way of eating. Carbs turn to sugar so it made perfect sense. Within weeks my diabetes was in reverse and my symptoms had disappeared. Within 2 months my blood sugars had normalised. I lost over 50 lbs in weight in just 7 months – the fat simply melted away – and I have maintained that loss for the first time ever.
I’m now on a mission to help others avoid getting in the type 2 boat, or give them the help they need to get out. Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease and needs a lifestyle change to combat it. Despite what it is labelled, it doesn’t need to be progressive. Whether diagnosed last week or last century it can be put into reverse. There IS hope.
Debra’s husband (non diabetic) went keto in the hope of bringing down his BP. It worked, as you can see. He also lost 21 lbs (and has been maintaining for over 2 years).
Debra’s talk on the Low Carb Down Under channel:
Debra Scott – ‘How I lost weight and reversed my type 2 diabetes’
Debra’s Facebook Page:
Freshwell Surgery website:
Dr Jen Unwin’s Fork in the Road:
Dr Sarah Hallberg’s infamous TedX talk:
Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU
The PHC (Public Health Collaboration:
The Diabetes Code by Dr Jason Fung
The 21-Day Immunity Plan by Dr Aseem Malhotra
The Diabetes Weight Loss Cookbook by Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi