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 LOUSY and have large ketones when my blood sugar hits like 250. Has any one else expereinced this while trying this diet? It seems like when i don't eat carbs my bloodsugar goes high and stays high. There was one day that I ate 100% paleo and my bs was 220-279 for 12 hours no matter what amount of insulin i put in. Has anyone else expereinced this at all? I know everyone's body is different but just looking for some feedback/advice?
My endo is telling me it's the lack of carbs that my body is responding to.
I would really appreciate any feedback or thoughts anyone has.
HI! If I don't eat any carbos at meals my blood sugars goes high and it's hard to get it down. My CDE told me to count 1 ounce of protein as 5 grams of carbohydrate. It worked, sometimes it was a little bit to much. But I'd play around with it. Do you count the carbs in your veggies?
Hi Lex thank you for your input yes I do count both protein and the carbs in my veggies. It seems that my blood sugar won't go down until i have grains. I don't really understand it and was a little disappointed because I know this diet has really worked for many people with type 1.
I can understand your frustration. I've been Paleo since September 2012 and have had many ups and downs with blood sugars and low energy. I'm actually about to start adding in gluten free grains. I like to view the Paleo lifestyle as a stepping stone to health. If you have to add some gluten-free grains it might actually help you out. Paleo isn't a one size fit all and I had to wrap my head around that.How long have you been Paleo? Here's are a few Registered Dietitians that might be able to point you in the right direction. http://www.paleoinfused.com/?page_id=149 or http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com/about-me.html
I hope this helps! Good luck in your journey