A week after that, I received my A1C results. My count was 9.5, and my LDL and triglycerides were off the chart! None of the other measurements were any better. Now I was scared. I immediately went to the dresser drawer where I had tossed all the free material I had received at the diabetes fair. I came across a DVD featuring Dr. Neal Barnard, who is with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
I put the DVD into my computer and watched. I was mesmerized by what he had to say. He said it was possible to reverse diabetes, and that the way to do it is through a low-fat vegan nutritional lifestyle. After viewing the DVD, right then and there, I made the decision. No pun intended, I went "cold turkey" and quit eating meat, dairy, eggs and fish.