Hi Maureen - I thought of you while I was reading it because Dr Carlson also talks about high blood pressure and why low carb helps with that - part of that to do with the fact that if you are on 'normal' carb your kidneys keep hold of salt - even if you don't add salt to your food, it's just the natural sodium in food - and that goes to raise blood pressure !
Atypical Type 2, thin, not insulin resistant, diagnosed March 2007. Very low carb (30 - 50g per day) Paleo diet and exercise - Prandin (Repaglinide) 0.5mg. Aortic Valve Replacement Jan 2014, Osteoporosis, Small airways disease, probable coeliac - Strontium Ranelate 2g/d, Omacor 2g/d, vitamin K2 300mcg/d, Aviticol (vit D3) 20,000 IU every week, Qvar 100 2/day.
Current HbA1c 33 Current total cholesterol 7, HDL 3.5, LDL 3.2, triglycerides 0.4