That is fantastic WhiteBear. Congratulations to you both. Curious as to what the doctors reaction was and if you shared your Paleo ways with him or her?
That is wonderful news, White Bear! I am so happy for you both Bet the doctor was quite surprised! Am also interested to know if he/she asked about what you did and the reaction to your answer.
I'm also really glad to hear this news and interested in the doctor's reaction.
Unfortunately, there was no reaction available, he was a new doctor and hadn't seen her condition previously. The reaction of her endocrinologist, however, was interesting. He saw how much both of us had lost, and that Jenn's insulin intake had changed from 12-15 units at each meal to 3 units, and asked us if we'd give a presentation of what we were doing to a support group for diabetics that he had organized.
We told him we had changed our lifestyle to Paleo (he hadn't heard of it) and after a few sentences by me about what it entailed, he nodded sagely and said "Oh, Atkins...that's good, but you know you're going to have to re-introduce carbohydrates eventually, yes?" Jenn and I just looked at each other, smiled, and said "Yes, sir". LOL. (not gonna happen)
I'm pondering whether I should take him up on his request to present to the support group. On one hand, there may be some people in the group that hearing the information could help. On the other hand, I'm mindful of strategic enclosure and the possibility of alienating my wife's endocrinologist by promoting changes that he will most likely deem "unhealthy".