As a Type 2 Diabetic who has controlled my blood glucose levels by adopting the Paleo lifestyle, I’ve written before on the benefits of exercise on my blood glucose levels and it should be common practice for docs to lead with this sort of ‘therapy’ for Type 2 Diabetics but unfortunately many medical professionals lead with medicine that have horrific side effects.
Over the past month I’ve increased my exercise activity and held to a strict Paleo diet and the results from my Continuous Glucose Meter (CGM) will provide further proof to this theory that exercise and Paleo alone (without meds) will control blood glucose levels in a Type 2 Diabetic.
Here are the data to support my claim.
As you can see, my blood glucose levels are very stable in the later graph vs the earlier graph and the nighttime levels were around 100 consistently. The estimated A1c for the last 2 weeks is also in the normal range (And not just normal for a Type 2 Diabetic, normal for someone who DOESN’T have Type 2 Diabetes).
For those interested in specifics of my exercise routine over the past month, I’ve stepped up my running frequency (moderately, only 3 times per week) and distance (long runs of only 3-4 miles) as I prepare for a 10k race on Thanksgiving and eliminated the ‘cheat’ days where I eat high carb vegetables and questionable menu items from restaurants. This is not ‘crazy’ type, high intensity workouts, just moderate jogging and cutting back on high carb foods.
It continues to baffle me why the medical community continues to ignore this ‘cure’ for Type 2 Diabetes.