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Hi All, I've been a raw vegan for about 2 years.  I've been eating a moderate carb, moderate fat, or by 811 terms what would be considered high fat raw gourmet.  I'm 27 years old and have been a type 1 diabetic since I was 1 year old.  My previous raw diet, though high in fat, did require considerably low amounts of insulin.  As far as my body goes, when I eat fruit my blood rises so I need to take insulin to counteract that rise.  I've been doing 80/10/10 for about 7 days now, I've completely cut out nuts and seeds for around 12 days now and I'm eating about 1/2-1/3 of an avocado every other day. Otherwise it's high water content veggies and fruit.  I'm taking about 2x the daily amount of insulin as my previous gourmet raw lifestyle.  I'm wondering if there are any other type 1 811'ers out there who can comment on their success with this lifestyle.  I'm wondering if there is some kind of purging phase where though fat consumption has been minimized to less than 10%, there is still fat in the blood causing this glycemic effect/fat relationship to perpetuate?  


I'm feeling somewhat hesitant to continue because of the increased insulin requirements.  Any advice, guidance or general optimism would be appreciated.  

Thanks a lot, Ken

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Kenneth....I'll have to check out the bitter melon.  That sounds rather intriguing!!!!
Hey Kenneth. I have type 1 as well and I can tell you that aside from eating 80/10/10 nothing helps me lower my insulin more than making sure I exercise right before I eat a meal.
Hey Derek, yeah for me I've learned that the reduced insulin need from exercise happens about 6 hrs after I work out. So usually I work out in the late afternoon early evening and then if I forget to turn my pump down I'll usually go low between 10pm-2am.  Such happened last night at 2am, woke up and I was 50.  Maybe it depends on the exertion level too and I just need to tweak the exertion based on the time I want the effect to take place......

Hey Ken,

I am not sure if you still follow this. But it's worth a try.

I have been a diabetic for 7 years now (29) and I just started with the lifestyle two weeks ago. I can already see great changes regarding my insulin intake. I would be really curious to hear how it worked out for you since you post is already more than a year old. Are you still doing 811? What changes did you notice regarding your diabetes?

Would love to hear from you.


Hi there!!! Stick with 811, you definitely need time to adjust. I was taking more insulin at first also. The fat, at this point, is what makes my BG rise!! When I have little or no fat my BG's are great!! I am at the point now where I am taking LESS than half of the insulin I was taking before 811. Where i was taking 1 unit of insulin for every 10 carbs, i am now taking 1 unit of insulin for every 25 carbs!! 811 really works!!! Also, I'm never hungry anymore!!

Welcome Ken and good job on even being willing to consider 80/10/10! I think you'll find it does wonders, but with so many people out there afraid of sugar because of how it might make them look, going high carb with type 1 is really stepping out of the conventional! Yeah if you are eating more sugar, definitely cut the overt fats until things level off with needing more insulin, is what I would advise.

Anyway, yes! There are a number of people, but the one that pops to mind right away is Tasha:

She has a blog here:

I am sure she'll be happy to hear from you and glad to share her own experience.

LOL! I just realized this is like two years old! But yeah if you haven't met Tasha yet, ping her!



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