Reversing Type 2 Diabetes — Tami’s A1c Improved from 7.1% to 5.3% — The Mastering Diabetes Program

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes — Tami’s A1c Improved from 7.1% to 5.3% — The Mastering Diabetes Program

My life improved tenfold, where I couldn’t
walk in a grocery store without my fingers swelling up
or my knees. If I walk around the block my knees getting
so swollen that I couldn’t I couldn’t go work out. About four and a half months after starting
my efforts in the program my A1c was now 5.3%. My name is Tammy Cockrell. I am 52 years old. And earlier this year in March I was diagnosed
with type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, high LDL, low HDL, a whole battery of things
and it rocked my world. My doctor had told me that if I lost 30 pounds
I was 234 at the time and if I lost 30 pounds I could come off the blood
pressure medication. And at this point I was about 20
pounds down and my blood pressure was getting worse. I was eating vegetarian. I was cooking meals the way I’d always cooked
them. And just pulling
meat out of it. And I’m thinking that I was doing good that
way. But we increased the quantity of
oils that we were using. And cheese. I never brought so much cheese into my house
as I did when I went vegetarian. I had
spent a year eating what I thought was healthy and and doing the right things to try and
improve my health so I didn’t end up like my my parents
or my in-laws. And that’s when I decided I had I had to
do something I had to change doctors. I had to change my lifestyle and I had to
get strict about something. My BMI at the time was 33 point something. My triglycerides were 194, my cholesterol
was at 266. I had found a new doctor and I had gone for
my consult with her. I bawled like a baby in her office as I was
telling her everything going wrong because I was sure
that I was early onset of cardiovascular disease. I just was in my head. I just knew that that’s what
was going on. My cardio sucked, I couldn’t be active. I was so tired all day long. I found out that I
was diabetic I had an A1c of 7.1%. I went into my diabetic counselors appointment
and the day before I went in I ran to Barnes &
Noble and I bought two of Dr. Barnard’s books on reversing diabetes and I kind of came to
learn between my doctor talking to me and the diabetic
counselor talking to me that sustaining your glucose your blood glucose or maintaining
your diabetes were common words that were used. And
that wasn’t the results I was looking for. I was looking for reversing my diabetes. And fortunately I stopped beating myself up
and realized that I’m very fortunate that I have type 2
diabetes and that is reversible. You can fix what you have done. So I started taking metformin. I
thought OK. I mean everybody keeps telling me that I’m
going to have to do this so I might as well do both things I might as well listen to the
doctors and try and find my path in the process. So
through my research I came across Mastering Diabetes Summit and that was just a blessing
in disguise. I had no idea how I would be affected by watching
that. I signed up for the free summit. It
was 72 hours. I got in about nine hours of watching doctors
talk about everything. And my head
was spinning. I have a whole booklet of notes. I was trying to scribble and that’s why I’ll
probably go through nine hours as I kept stopping and
rewinding and stopping and rewinding so I could make
sure I wasn’t missing anything. In the process of working the program, I got
lots of support. I’ve
made some very good friends on the program and the video conference calls were a wealth
of knowledge for me. They were a wealth of support. I don’t know when the turn came or why the
turn came but it did. It did. And when it does all bets
are off. My life improved tenfold. Where I couldn’t walk in a grocery store without
my fingers swelling up or my knees. If I walked around the block my knees getting
so swollen that I couldn’t I couldn’t go work out. I’m feeling 100% better. I don’t nap anymore. I don’t I couldn’t nap if I tried
during the day anymore. It’s amazing. I have so much energy that when I run into
people that I haven’t seen before I guess just the level
of energy that I exude when I’m talking to them makes
them go what are you doing? What are you on? You know because you’re talking so fast and
you’re so excited and you know and I am. I feel like I feel like when I turn that corner
I gained my life back and not my life as a 53-year old woman
but my life as a 20-30 something year old I picked up
where I left off. I can get on a bicycle and I can go ride 13
miles. Along the course of mastering diabetes you’re
going to find that there are many small milestones. I spend probably the first two months crying
all the time but happy tears happy tears. I got to the weight of the birth of my second
child when I gave birth to him and that was a huge accomplishment
because I hadn’t been there in 17 years. And then I
got to the weight of when I got pregnant with him. And the weight that my oldest son was born
at. And then I got to the 200 mark and then I
got into my wedding dress that I haven’t worn for 19
years because it didn’t fit and barely fit me then. And not only did I get into it but I looked
better in it. My next three months came in September
which was six months after my diagnosis. About four and a half months after starting
my efforts in the program. My A1c was now 5.3%. My fatty liver was completely reversed. My cholesterol had
gone from the previous 266 and then 244 and then 225 to now 200. My red blood count was fine. My triglycerides had come down to 185, so
I had spent a good week and a good couple of months
from my last labs eating a lot more fruit than I had ever eaten before. And yet now my numbers are coming down. I couldn’t say anything more than that to
trust the program. Trust the journey. Trust the journey going forward. So I see that I’m going to continue to work
this program for the rest of my life. My life and my
genetics depends on it. And I’ve never felt better in my life so why
wouldn’t I? Why would
somebody do this? I’ve had milestones I’ve I’ve been able to
be physically active for the first time in 25 years and that chokes me up. I was in Mexico in September and I looked
up at the pyramid and Coba and I thought there’s just no way I can
I can do this. And I was in flip flops OK. I was in flip flops and it was 90 degrees
outside and very humid and I was sweaty and I thought there’s no way I
can do this. Not only was I able to do that but I scaled
it without stopping to take a breath. I wasn’t out of breath. My knees didn’t blow up. My body did not quit on me. My cardiovascular, I
was breathing heavy, no lie, but my cardiovascular did not stop me or prevent me from going where
I thought for 25 years that that was my problem. So I see myself living a more active life
than I ever have before.

71 thoughts on “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes — Tami’s A1c Improved from 7.1% to 5.3% — The Mastering Diabetes Program

  1. I have a question: Dr. Fung in several vidoes talks about you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Fasting + Low carb diet, and he has proof that some of his clients blood sugar is normalized and H1BC is normalized, and the patients are freed from all the pills and insulin/metformin pills. I have questions here, that Dr. Fung does never specify:
    1) Does this mean that the patient is 100% cured from INSULIN RESISTANCE and TYPE 2 Diabetes?
    2) Is the patient still INSULIN RESISTANCE, but since he is eating LOW-CARB and FASTING, his/her blood glucoze and H1BC is normalized, but if he/she goes into the old habit of eating, is the problems is still there/reappear ?!
    3) If you have INSULIN RESISTENCE and YOU HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES, does it mean that you can never cure it 100% and be able to eat everything like before, or you have to live always in LOW CARB + ALTERNATE FASTING DAYS.

  2. My A1C went from 13.9 to 5.5 in less than 4 months from April 2015 to September 2015.

    It's now August 2018 STILL 5.5 _ 5.9.

    It IS VERY simple and about making the choice to change the diet.


  3. I'm sitting here shaking, I am where you were. Please share your eating program. I have been on a vegan-ova diet and have lost some weight and feeling better, but need ideas on how to feed myself when the other 11 people in my family don't eat what I do. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. I had my A1c checked today. 7.6 (9-17-18) Down from 8.9 in August. Down from 10.0 in July. So I have steadily lowered it over the last two months. Since January 2018, my weight lowered from 273.5 lbs to 220.4 as of 9-16-18. What did I do? Regular exercise. Stopped drinking alcohol. Improved my food plan. Cut down on salt & processed foods. I am 56 yrs old and my doctor wants me to get down to 200 lbs. That is do-able. For a while, I didn't think so. I will get to my goal weight and see where I have to go from there. I do have type II and years ago I ignored the warning signs. Now I am dealing with neuropathy in the feet. This I am told, I will be dealing with forever. Resisted meds in the past. Now I'm being a good patient.

  5. I reversed my type 2 diabetes back in 2014 with Dr. Davis wheat belly program . The program saved my life and over the last few years I have been able to adapt the program to low carb and keto. which are very adaptable! congratulations. Ps I was 275 and now am 211 !

  6. I seen a video where this man says to take 5 bananas, 2 apples, 2 kiwi and a hand full of kale.
    Blend them all together with purified water and, drink half in the morning and the rest through out the day.
    He didn't say how long to do this. Isn't there a lot of sugar in the fruit?
    Thank you so much for your video and knowledge.

  7. I'm diabetic 2, high cholestrol, sometimes fatty liver, keto diabetics get, n other. I take insulin pills 3 different kinds n insulin needle. I turn 40 dec.11. It's overwhelming n family is overbearing

  8. I listen to this woman talk for nearly half an hour and learnt nothing. She didn't say what she did or ate, no advice nothing to help anyone, what a waste of time that I can never get back. Thanks anyways.

  9. Very inspiring to listen to your success story. My Hba1c was 6.6 two months ago. Hoping to reduce it with strict diet and Yoga.

  10. Congrats, Tami. What a blessing! I was diagnosed with type2 a few years ago and have been trying to reverse it. I went Whole Foods plant based the past two weeks, and my blood sugar is sky high. I cut out all oil, dairy, and meat. Eating only whole plant based foods. Not sure what to do at this point. Everyone is telling me to go Keto, but I know that isn’t my path. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Maybe I just need to give it longer?

  11. You are telling my story almost verbatim. At least the first half anyway. You are very encouraging and make me feel like I can change my destiny. I want to get my life back. I also cried in my doctor's office after 6 months of vegan eating my numbers not only did not improve, but they got worse. I remember asking him "Are you sure that's my blood?". I'm working 2 jobs during the week and have to travel on the weekends to help my family out of state. I'm exhausted at the end of the day and often can't face the thought of cooking so I hit the drive-thru. I need to find the motivation and the commitment to cook versus eat fast food.

  12. Por favor,pongan subtitulos en español,somos 550 millones de personas…gracias.🙏😃

  13. I must tell you about a guy who helped me with Diabetes! He is the only 1, who can tell you a step by step guide how to cure it. Just open DIABETES. XCOURSE. XYZ and watch his amazing story!

  14. I call BS. You don't go from 7.1 to 5.3 A1C in only four months. Why? Because of the life cycle of the red blood cells.
    Plus she is taking metformin which works on the symptoms and not the underlying cause.

  15. Congrats best wishes Gbu and ur loved one's always my siblings have diabetes my prayers are with all but I thank God I don't have it many blessings your way. However my cholesterol is extremely high I'm 62+ I am overweight 148 I should way 126 ugh

  16. Did you say what program you are on? I found out I was diabetic in January. My a1c was 9.7. I went low carb you may not agree high protein meats and fish. Eliminated all sugar doing some fruits in moderation. Lost 30 lbs my a1c is down to 4.8.

  17. Metformin was EVIL for my adult son and myself. Stomach cramps, diarrhea and feeling like crap. Told the doctor NOPE, I would not take that vile medicine. Diet, exercise and low carb was the key for me.

  18. Went from A1C of 7.0 to 5.7 just by cutting meat except fish and seafood. There are lots of research that meat especially red meat increase risk of diabetes

  19. Awesome 👏🏽 testimonial!
    Thanks for sharing 🙋🏾‍♀️💜
    #Making the TURN!

  20. Were you where are you able to eat sweet potatoes? I guess my question is how much fat and orotien is allowed on this diet?
    Is flaxseed or chia seed allowed?

  21. You can reverse the increase of blood glucose BUT even if you can get your A1C down under 5.5, which is where they divide non-diabetes from diabetes, you HAVE to continue to eat and be active the way you have been doing to get your A1C down, with maybe only a very little wiggle room. Genes and age will affect you. Once you get used to your new and improved way of living, it's easy to keep at it, allowing yourself only very occasional food privileges. It is a shame that this woman didn't get a bit more specific about what she has done to make this change to her life–but it is a vlog so she can record what she wants even if it's just a 'YEA ME' 10 minute diatribe.


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