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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Food Guide > March 2017 > I REVERSED MY TYPE 2 DIABETES


The success of a low-calorie diet motivated Nick to continue eating healthily

HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED with type 2 diabetes, in February 2016 Nick Barnes, 60, undertook the 8-week Blood Sugar Diet (eating a low-carb Mediterranean-style diet, averaging just 800 calories a day). At the end of it, we reported that, incredibly, his blood-sugar levels were back to normal. One year on, is he still managing his diabetes?

‘I had the HbA1c test for blood sugar levels a few months after finishing the 8-week diet. It’s a more detailed test than the basic fingerprick one, and it went right off the scale – but in the right direction. My doctor said he’d never seen anything like it. My latest test was 5.6, which is well within the target and I haven’t had to take any diabetes medication for a year.

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You can eat carbs! Our dietitian discusses how good carbs can help with your weight loss and energy levels. We find out how one reader reversed his type 2 diabetes through diet, and get an expert update on clean eating and the processed foods you SHOULD be eating. Plus, our food psychologist reveals how you can take control of your willpower and say no to office cake. All this plus 30 calorie–counted recipes in the March issue of Healthy Food Guide.