Primal/Paleo for Diabetes

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Breakfast idea

Started by Lex. Last reply by missrobbie Aug 4. 4 Replies

Hi! So I've been paleo-ish for 1 1/2 years and I'm tired of eating eggs and bacon. What do you all eat for breakfast? any ideas are welcome!! Thanks!!Continue

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Are people still visiting this group?

Started by Jan. Last reply by Katie J. Apr 23. 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

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Comment by Andy Taylor on August 9, 2014 at 2:09pm

Well Fed II by Melissa Joulwan has incredible recipes that are healthful and have turned the lives of four of my family members around. I'm next. Right now, I'm injecting 50U of Lantus and 30U of Humalog per day. I expect that to go way down once I start eating like a responsible person. I've had diabetes for 6 yrs now and cannot seem to take it or any of my other diseases and syndromes seriously. Did I give up before even starting? However, I can start again.

Comment by Andy Taylor on August 9, 2014 at 2:02pm

Breakfast! Frying pan, Blender, 2 eggs, 2 bananas, coconut or olive oil. Blend ingredients and pour small amount into hot, oiled frying pan to make very small pancakes, on medium heat. These are delicate, so take care when flipping. I sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on em. They are sweet and delightful.

Comment by Robyn on August 9, 2014 at 4:45am

I have had type one diabetes for 22 years. At certain points in my life I had decent control of my blood sugar due to eating well and being fairly active.

I just had some live blood testing done to see why my sugar is out of control, while eating a low carb diet. I have suspected low progesterone, adrenal fatigue among other things in the past. What the blood study told me was that I am showing low magnesium, low coenzyme Q10 and low red cell count. So I have purchased supplements accordingly. I also show clear signs of food sensitivities. Being low carb, I mostly do not have gluten (occasionally I might have a bite or two.) So that leaves dairy! Yikes, all my nice treats involve cheese or a little cream cheese. But my sugar is wild, so I will be off to buy ingredients for some new "treats" to get me started on an experiment to see if this can help.

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.

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