I have been doing the Paleo (though not 100%) diet for about 3 months now and will be seeing my endo in a couple weeks if I remember to I will post my pre and post numbers here but in general I find that my BG levels are more consistent, I take less insulin (Bolus) and I have noticed great improvement in my overall health. I no longer have to take Nexium like it is a daily vitamin supplement, I am sleeping better, I have tons more energy and I have lost a considerable amount of body fat. I don't have my BMI but I no longer need to undo my pants to get into and out of them if that can be seen as a reliable indicator
Ha, that's funny. I've been going at it about the same time and I see my doc on the 15th.
I need a smaller belt...Can't help but think it's due to the lack of food choices that has reduced my weight though. Can't really say there's anything on this kind of diet that I really look forward to or crave, and so I've gotten bored with food it seems. Hrm.
Aside from that, I too have more energy and I'm no longer plagued with feeling exhausted after eating.
My insulin usage has about halved.
I've been doing Paleo for about 2 years. I workout consistently as well. I've pretty much cut my insulin requirements in half from what they had been before Paleo. I love the results numbers-wise, and also how my body is reacting and continually changing as a result. Every couple of weeks I go off Paleo for a meal and eat anything and everything I want.
As previously mentioned in another comment, Rob Wolf has good info. Here are some additional links:
plus the Paleo group here on TU: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/primalpaleofordiabetes
If you want to try paleo and/or low carb diet go for it but some of us with Type 1 do very nicely with a moderate carbs including (gasp) whole grains and fresh fruit. The only way to tell if a particular diet works for you is to try it out.
I tried very low carb for 4 months and lowered my insulin requirements and A1c from 6.7 to about 6.0. and I felt like crap. I switched to a moderately low carb diet, except during the 8 months of the year I train for and engage in endurance cycling. I run 6.5-6.7 consistently now. But I eat a ton of carbs to train and ride. I've been coached by the best CDE sports physiologist nutritionist in the business. And the prescription is for lots of carbs.
For me, the fewer carbs I eat, the less insulin I have to take and this means I have fewer "mistakes." For example, when I was eating bread and pasta, I could never seem to get the bolusing right for those foods. I would spike really high and then drop suddenly. I can a bit better with my pump (so much so that I do treat myself to the occasional slice of pizza), but I know I'm rolling the dice.
But as a T1, it's not just foods that impact my BGs....stress, menstrual cycles, weather, and exercise have equally huge effects on my BG. "Working harder" for me means testing regularly, properly responding to those changes, and ensuring that my pump settings are accurate for whatever I'm doing. It means constantly thinking about what I'm doing now and what I will be doing in a few hours and adjusting my basal rates accordingly.
Personally, I don't think the paleo diet is healthy or realistic. It relies too much on red meats (ironically, early humans DID NOT eat a lot of meat...meat was hard to come by and store so they relied heavily on small game when they could get it, vegetables, and fruits). That said, I also don't agree with the current carb recommendations. I try to stay between 90 and 150 g/carbs per day. I am fairly active so, for me, this makes sense. I don't eat any bread, rice, or pasta and stay away from any foods that I know from experience cause me issues.