Ok guys, I was pretty excited because I knew that one of my diabetic patients who agreed to try Paleo was coming in today. She is in her early 60’s, and has multiple medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and suffered a fairly big Stroke several years ago. 34 days ago I saw her at my clinic and she was frustrated. Her exact words were “the harder I try, the worse my blood sugar gets.” She weighed 212 pounds, and her BMI was 35. Her labs showed a Fasting Sugar of 176, Hemoglobin A1C of 9.8, Blood Pressure 112/78 (On medicine), Total Cholesterol 174, Trigs 245, HDL 49, and LDL 76. She wanted desparately to avoid starting more pills, and I went over the Paleo concept with her. She cringed because it would require nothing short of a complete overhaul of her eating habits. She agreed with me on one thing though, you can do ANYTHING for 30 days!
So she came back in today. Her weight was 200 and BMI 33 and she felt much better. She lost 4 inches off her waist. Her NON-fasting sugar was 123, Hemoglobin A1C AMAZINGLY dropped to 7.38…a 2.5 % drop in 34 days…unreal. Her Cholesterol was 160, Trigs 112, HDL 49, and LDL 72. All in all, these are amazing results.
Here is a lady with a history of a stroke who had tried for years to make changes, and thought she was doing all the right “heart-healthy” things. Despite those efforts, her HgB A1C was steadily rising, and she feared another stroke. She made a bold decision to change her life, and the look in her eyes when she heard her numbers and saw the scale told you she would not be going back to her old ways.
THIS…is why I enjoy what I do!