Insulin no more . . .
After twenty-five years of taking 26 units of Insulin twice a day I am now Insulin free. Simply by changing my diet my sugars became normal in about two-four weeks and have remained normal for the last nine months. I am/was (?) type 2.
I found myself recently widowed and did not know how to cook. And I have no intension of learning. As I started to eat more raw foods I noticed my blood sugars dropping.
My diet is now about ninety percent raw foods; no processed foods, dairy, meats, breads, and sugars. Well, almost none. Daily I do have a baked skinless chicken breast or salmon, unpasteurized honey as a sweetener, and raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sardines, and cinnamon.
My sugars are normal (6-7.5, rarely in the 5’s or over 8.0) My diabetes doctor recently inspected and tested my feet, saying I did not need to see him anymore.
When I am out for dining I eat what I am served, basically ignoring the diet. Recently I was off my diet for two days. (Six meals plus snacks) The next morning my sugars were normal. Late one night I ate a chocolate bar. Early the next morning my sugars were normal.
Congratulations! I wish more type 2s would realize their fate in is their own hands. My son is type 1 and we are vegan and try to eat as much raw as possible.
happy you are progressing, Jim
When you say "My sugars are normal (6-7.5, rarely in the 5’s or over 8.0)" are you talking Blood Glucose in mmol/L or the north American standard of mg/dl in HgbA1Cs?
I am super happy about your doctor and your doctor inspecting your feet and telling you " he did not need to see him anymore".
Good quesion. I presume it is mmol/L as Canada uses the metric SI system.
I've heard of the raw foods diet and apparently works for you.. I understand that eating fish, meat and poultry are part of this type of plan since they contain no carbohydrates. That includes no frying of any these foods. What originally put you on to this besides not wanting to cook?
I have been married for 51 years and widowed twice. I never did learn to cook. I avoid the range top as it stress my smoke detector beyond belief . . . I will use the oven, toaster and microwave for only the simplest tasks. I am experimenting with 'soft boiling' my eggs in the microwave. Wish me luck. Please understand my goal was simply not to cook. Being Insulin free was an unintended consequence. About ninety percent of my diet is indeed a raw food diet. I came close to achieving that goal but I do bake salmon or skinless chicken breast daily. Fortunately I enjoy the diet very much. Another unintended consequece: Due to a heart condition(I am 77 years old) water builds up in my left leg requiring 2-3 dieretic pills per day. Along with Insulin, the water dried up and I now have no need for the pills. In for a penny, in for a pound: I am slowly drifting to oganically grown 'super' foods. Still another benefit: cost. Raw food has reduced my grocery cost by about two thirds. Going organic will reduce the saving to about fifety percent.
If I'm sending this twice forgive me. I'm still trying to get a handle on being in this system. The diet seems to be working for you. Did you have any consultation with your doctor on going raw or was this something you heard about and decided to try? I'm seeing a nutritionist shortly and wonder what they think about a raw food diet. I bet there more interested in carb counting since that's what produces the sugars.
Understand my goal was to avoid cooking. As I ate more uncooked food I noticed my sugar dropping. The drop in sugar was very rapid and in 2-4 weeks I was off Insulin before I had a chance to see my GP. I spoke to eight doctors about my success and all but one was supportive. I diabetic specialist doctor was not please. Seven of the eight - including my GP-ignored my repeated comment re being off Insulin.
Actually fish meat and poultry are not a part of a raw diet, but JimRoe is not eating 100% raw. there are so many variations on diets, and lifestyles, because people are very different and do what works best for them. Basically RAW is not heated more than 118 degrees, leaving the nutrients intact. Basically not much warmer than room temperature. Some people believe that raw foods, or vegan foods can reverse diabetes. There is a movie about going raw for 30 days, and the diabetics no longer need medication or reduce their need for it. I tried it for 30 days, LOW GLYCEMIC raw, which is another level of raw, limiting most fruit. It helped a lot, but it was not the miracle "cure" for me. I was hoping I would need NO medication, but that was not the case for me. Things like bananas are very high in sugar, compared to spinach.