Primal/Paleo for Diabetes

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Are people still visiting this group?

Started by Jan. Last reply by Katie J. 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

I just joined this group anxious to learn from the members, and I noticed that no one has posted since last summer.Are there others who are visiting here and would like to partake in a discussion?Continue

Ketones with Paleo

Started by Milia4315. Last reply by Sarah Sheffner Mar 5. 4 Replies

Hi everyone I have had type 1 for 19 years. Recently I have been trying the Paleo diet to help me achieve some health goals that I have. However i have found that when i am on the paleo diet I feel…Continue

Looking for Endocrinologist that will support Primal/Paleo in Chicago

Started by kaitype1. Last reply by kaitype1 Jul 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello,I am looking for an Endocrinologist that will support a low carb approach with a 15 year old. My son is in "honeymoon" and only on one unit of Lantus. If his carbs are further reduced he will…Continue

OMG - I feel so much better on this diet!!!

Started by ratgirldjh. Last reply by kaitype1 Jun 25, 2013. 6 Replies

Recently I started a version of this diet - really The Diabetes Diet by Dr. Bernstein - and since eating this way for only one week I have been able to stop insulin completely!!!I can't believe…Continue

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Comment by missrobbie on March 29, 2014 at 8:32am

Paleo and juicing recipe I found online

1. 30 second Mayo

1 egg
2-3 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch of salt
1 cup of extra light tasting olive

2. Ketchup

1 12 ounce can Tomato paste
1 cup water
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garlic power

3. Flourless cake for one

3 ounce dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chopped
1 egg + 1 egg white (90 g) at room temperature, beaten
2 tablespoons (24 g) sugar

4. Salsa for your chips, burrito or taco

6 large chopped tomato
1 onion chopped
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup green chile pepper chopped

4 Apple juice (Juicing recipe)

3-4 apples

5. Juicing Recipe to Lower Blood Sugar Level

1/2 Bitter gourd
1 Guava
Wash and clean ingredients. Remove guava and bitter gourd seeds. Extract juice from these ingredients.

6. Juicing Recipe to Regulate Blood Sugar

1 Carrot
1 Japanese cucumber
2 Ripe tomatoes
Wash and peel carrots. Juice all ingredients together. This palatable drink is one of the best juice recipes for diabetics.

7. non dairy strawberry smoothies

1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup water
4 ice cubes
1 Tbsp honey


Comment by missrobbie on March 29, 2014 at 7:48am

Paleo cooking recipe tips

1.Celery Root- potato substitute(make mash potato,hash brown or french fries recipe)
2. Cauliflower -rice or potato substitute (make rice, fried rice or mash potato recipe)
3. Pork R14inds- breadcrumb substitute (use oven fried chicken, fish or pork chop recipe).
4. Whole chicken skin- rice wonton wrapper substitute( use the skin to make bake egg rolls or spring roll)
5.Zucchini or acorn squash (strip or spiral veggie) Pasta substitute(spaghetti/fettuccine)
6. Kelp Noodle -spaghetti noodle substitute
7. carrot- potato substitute ( make bake french fries)
8. Kale or zucchini (cut thin)-potato chip substitute
9. Nori - wrapper substitute ( make burrito)
10. Cucumbers and jicama (cut thinly)rice wonton wrapper substitute(use the skin to make bake egg rolls spring roll)
11.Zucchini (cut thinly)- pasta substitute for lasagna
12. Portobello mushroom- pizza crust or hamburger bun substitute
13 Cauliflower - soft tortilla substitute( maybe make soft taco)
14 Nutritional yeast-parmesan cheese subsitute

Comment by missrobbie on October 23, 2013 at 5:06pm

Does anybody have any breakfast idea?

Comment by Lex on October 23, 2013 at 6:28am

@Missrobbie, Paleo is eating only Meat, veggies, fat, and fruit in moderations. Primal is eating only meat, veggies, fat, grass fed dairy, and fruit. they both eliminate grains, corn, soy, and legumes due to anti-nutrients that cause inflammation.

Comment by missrobbie on October 23, 2013 at 5:18am

Is Primal/Paleo diet eliminating Grain and gluten carbs from your diet?

Comment by BadMoonT2 on April 13, 2011 at 4:41pm
There have been numerous discussions on TuD from people who have had a positive effect on their blood sugar by lowering carbs. A revolution is indeed needed at least insofar as offering low carb as an option. Unfortunately, opposition is still strong in most quarters. But I think it will happen, from the bottom up, one great A1C like yours at a time.
Comment by type1VT on April 13, 2011 at 12:17pm
joeynicole and BadMoonT2, thank you so much for your encouragement, I really appreciate it! I'm insulin-dependent, and was informed yesterday that if I ever was in the honeymoon phase, it's over. I'm able to get by with 5U Levemir every 12 hours and then ~2U before meals. I'm not always able to stay in the 90mg/dl range like Bernstein suggests, but I would say my highest B.G.s I have recently ended up with were ~120-130mg/dl. Those are now my "bad days", which all and all is pretty good, I guess.

My endo recommended to me yesterday that I get a Dexicom glucose monitor for a few days to make sure I wasn't getting too many lows. Joey, she like your doc is concerned that the lower HbA1C means I have too many lows. I do have lows, don't get me wrong, but I have never been at the point where I am in danger, and especially at night, since I snack before bed (I simply can't help it), I usually am ~90mg/dl or higher in the morning.

So let's start a revolution to get doctors to stop recommending these ridiculous ADA diets and ~150mg of carb a day! As a scientist, I get that alot of this is individual and that different people will have different results, but all I know is: I read Dr. Bernstein's book, I followed his suggestions to a tee, and now I am "normal" at least in regards to my HbA1C. Thank you again for your support and encouragement, it's so important to have this community.
Comment by joeynicole on April 13, 2011 at 11:33am
type 1, phd - that is fantastic!! I started the diet as soon as I discovered it, however, that was 19 years into my diagnosis, so unfortunately my pancreas was already shot :( I am so happy for you, and really, really encourage you to share your story with everyone you know. Even if they're not type 1, chances are that they will encounter a newly diagnosed type 1 at some point in their life, and your story could really influence them. Since you started this so close to your diagnosis, have you avoided insulin?

I'm hoping to get my A1C in the 4s as well... sounds like you have a better doctor than me... mine thinks that an A1C in the low 5% range is "dangerous" and can only be achieved by having lots of hypos. I'm on a mission to prove this to her through my numbers, so that other patients may benefit.
Comment by BadMoonT2 on April 13, 2011 at 11:11am
Many people find their lipids improve over time but sometimes not right off the bat. I'd say you are well on your way to converting her. Not everyone can stick to this diet but it should be presented as an option.
Comment by type1VT on April 13, 2011 at 10:36am
I'm actually not that great about counting carbs, but I try to stick to the Bernstein 6-12-12 idea. So, I'd bet I'm getting right around that, 30g a day. I also got some labs done to check my cholesterol (which was high before) and my lipids and such, so we'll see if those improved as well. I'm trying to convert my M.D. into a believer!

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