21 Day Medication Free program for Type 2 Diabetes
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Before we run any marathon, preparation is needed to meet the requirements. Similarly, we will have seven days to channel our energies towards preparation for the program to iron out possible issues that might arise later.
The following program is based on my personal experience, which worked well for me. I have successfully navigated 1000 plus days without any diabetes medication keeping my Type2 blood sugar between 99-130 in the morning before lunch and 88-120 in the evening, before dinner.
And my March 2023 A1C is 5.9 and glucose 121. (click for my four years A1C)
Before that, for 20 years, I have taken 1000 mg of metformin daily plus some additional medications for brief periods.
You could be on higher or lower medication dosages than I used to take. Or you could just be diagnosed pre-diabetic by your doctor. Irrespective of your status, if you are Type2 diabetic or pre-diabetic (not low blood sugar or Type1), you will immensely benefit from this program.
You have suffered with your condition for years; all you need to do is devote 21+7 days’ of your life, possibly to control your condition without medication or reduced medication. You will enjoy a healthier lifestyle if you stick to the program after completion.
This 7+21-day program should stabilize your blood sugar. Once you reach the status of no or low medication (after consulting your doctor), you can continue the key parameters to keep the blood sugar under control.
During the last 1000 days, I followed this program strictly only twice. Still, I followed the key parameters (Bala’s Rule – summarized elsewhere) on food, exercise, and yoga to avoid medication.
Barometer of progress – blood sugar count
Our barometer of progress is our daily blood sugar count. I am assuming you are using blood sugar monitor equipment. If not, you can find them on Amazon and order one you like.
During the first seven days, if you can do a 100-130 sugar meter reading before lunch and dinner with medication, you can pat your back.
However, during or close to the program's end, if you consistently do less than 100 sugar meter readings with medication, it might be time to consider reducing your medication. Please consult your doctor before reducing or making changes to your prescription.