I've had Type 2 diabetes for the past 11 years, fighting and losing the battle with low carb dieting. I'm very sick and tired at this point, I must find a different path.
Is this diet safe for diabetics? If so, could you tell me where can I find information from those who have successfully cured or reversed Type 2 diabetes. Firsthand information from those on the same path is always the best. I tried the search feature and maybe it's because I'm new to the website and find it a bit overwhelming, but I can't seem to get to complete discussions. I only see bits and pieces of conversation.
Any shove in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Dutchie, I appreciate the links & I read all those, very helpful. So not to sound like a complainer, tho, I really like reading people's first hand accounts, know what I mean? :)
GET DR. NEAL BARNARD'S BOOK! Its called "
He talks about how low fat vegan diet helps clean out all the gunk in the system. Basically to sum it up the culprit is FAT! Every cell in the body runs on glucose, fat blocks glucose from entering the cells... simple as that. The "low carb" diet for diabetics just means high protein/high fat which only escalates the problem.
They say to just limit your carb intake forever. Well, thats like saying, instead of using your front do to enter your house you have to now climb in the window for the rest of your life. Doesn't make sense.
GET THE BOOK! It will break it down for you. I do health counseling with type 1 and type 2 so if you need more help feel free to email me or call. Best of luck :)
Derek Dude Hadley
Health and Nutrition Counselor
Thank you -- I do have that book. If you see my post on the first page here, it tells of the problem I had following Dr. Barnard's plan - it shot my blood sugar through the roof, despite following it exactly.
A friend of ours was recently diagnosed with diabetes 2 and put on medicines. We advised her to cut out fat out of her diet and go high carb, which she did. She now follows a combination of the mcdougall program but with more fruits. She called us yesterday that her blood sugar levels were back to normal again, just after three weeks. Her dietician and nurse were really surprised. She still is taking her medicine, so I don't know how that affects the scores, you will be more of an expert on that. But apparently, she now doesn't need to take insulin which the doctors would normally have given her....