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Hey everyone!!! :)
I am SO excited to have found this site. Seems like I post a lot on raw food forums but no-one every really gets what I'm on about because they don't really understand type 1.
So...I've been type 1 nearly three years and have never really found a way of eating that suits both me AND the diabetes :S.
I ate vegan before I was diagnosed, with a lot of whole food starchy carbs. But I found pretty quickly that big portions of starchy carbs and good blood sugars don't mix!
I love the idea of eating at least high raw, but can't get settled with it. I ate v low fruit and high fat for a while, and got a great A1c with it, along with really stable sugars all day long, which was great. I felt good, but I am just soooo sick of avo/nut salads :( Plus I have started to totally binge on the nuts, probably to get more calories, and I'm feeling really sluggish and nauseous all the time.
So the only other option is high friut. It sounds good, I understand the science behind it and I would at least get more caloroes. BUT I am scared of eating a lot of fruit in one sitting :((( My blood sugar always spikes when I eat a lot of fruit. It comes down around 3 hours after eating, but for those 3 hours I feel sleepy, foggy, and I'm in the toilet the whole time (like a lot of diabetics I have a big candida issue which is not helping things). When I was eating high fat those symptoms went away.
Just don't know what to do. Tried the high fruit thing today and felt rubbish all day. Came home and have totally binged on nuts again (and olives) and feel really sick :((( So it's like - either high fat and feel nauseous and binge on nuts, or high fruit and spike my sugars all day long. I'm so confused and fed up thinking about the whole thing. But somehow there's no way I can go back to cooked vegan either.
What are other type 1's experiences with raw? Did other people also feel awful on high fruit at first? Does it simply take a while for all the fat to get out of your system and then your sugars stop spiking? Or is a low glycaemic route, like the Cousens approach (There is a cure for Diabetes book) better???
Please help me out!!!! Thanks so much....