I found this comment fascinating. Maybe the solution is both meds and a non fad diet. I can't say. YDMV. Food for thought. Pun intended.
It seems like every week our patients come to us with a new diet plan or a 1 minute exercise routine that will make them drop 25 lbs in the first week. It amazes me that these patients won't pay a 20 dollar copay for a diabetes med but they will spend hundreds of dollars on diet plans, food coaches. fitness trainers and precooked meals. Often these programs or coaches think that their plan will work for our patients without knowing the first thing about diabetes. = David Joffe, Diabetes in Control