I have been eating a raw vegan diet since last November and have had tremendous success. I've lost 15 lbs, I'm taking 85% less insulin, and I have a lot more energy!
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This journey has inspired me so much that I'm currently looking into schools that offer holistic nutrition and health coaching. :-)

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I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark here and guess that you are probably eating about 85% less carbs now too.
Hee hee
85% reduction in insulin need is highly unlikely to be attributed to carbohydrate reduction alone, unless of course the carbohydrate reduction alone is responsible for Jen's weight loss. She states she has lost 15 pounds so I would venture to guess Jen is needing less basal insulin along with less bolus.

Of course weight loss is going to play a role here, and jen also said that she has more energy now, so we can probably take that to indicate that she is more now active too, which would increase her insulin sensitivity.

I just don't like people nonsensical statements like 'Raw vegan diet healing T1', especially when they are using it to promote their own blog without giving any useful information. This forum should be used as a place to provide information and discuss things, not to give a little by line and tell you to visit their advertised website for further information.
Good point Pilcrow. And it's simple enough - don't click on the advertised website!
Hi Pilcrow,
No, I'm actually eating about 15-20% more carbs. I think a lot of the foods I now eat are easier for me to digest and my body is able to properly use the insulin I provide more efficiently.

I was originally on a high protein/fat/Atkins/ala-Bernstein diet.
interesting! are you counting fiber in that extra 15-20%?
While not a cure for T1, I bet you feel amazing and your body thanks you for giving it what
it runs best on!
Sorry, I am not really a fan of your diet. I've come to believe that humans evolved to eat primarily a cooked paleo style diet. I wish you luck with your food explorations, we each have to find our own way.
bsc- I really appreciate how when you don't necessarily agree with someone else's chosen way to control their diabetes with diet you calmly disagree with them and concede this is something that we all have to find what works best for ourselves. Thank you for being one of the calm and level headed people on the other side of this "debate" that too often turns into a flame war. You are someone I would feel comfortable having this debate with. I have seen other folks who will not engage in the debate any longer because they are afraid of getting berated for the choices they make, which is sad.
Thanks, but I also have to be honest. I wrote a three paragraph response which was more strongly against the raw vegan diet, but I deleted it. I am quite happy to discuss diet and I have very strong opinions. But I also think everyone has a right to make their own choices even if I don't agree with them. My daughter is a vegetarian, I once was a vegetarian so I am not exactly an enemy. And I've seen nasty discussions over the years, vegetarian diets, low carb vs ADA diet and T1 vs T2. That is not in the spirit of this community and I always try to remind myself of proper behavior.
I do believe that this works in many cases. I think our "urban" diet has many things we consider "healthy" or "not-so-bad", but that in the end, hurt us. However, I also wish it were easier and less expensive to acquire these high quality foods.

I wish you the best in your search for better control and healing. Please keep us posted, and maybe give us some tips on how to make this affordable.




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