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01-12-2005, 01:12 AM
Hi - I'm wondering if there are any diabetics out here who can help me understand how eating raw will help me with diabetes. Are there raw cookbooks with nutritional breakdowns? I guess you can tell I'm a beginner here. Haven't jumped in yet but am thinking of going to Optimum Health Inst. in San Diego for starters. Anyone have experience or know of other great places to change my life?
01-12-2005, 05:29 AM
I am a type II diabetic on 2,000 mg glucophage, 10 mg of actos, 20 mg glperzide. My fasting bllod sugar this morning was 136, which until I went 100% raw, was never lower than 175 and hovered around 200's. I have been raw for a little over 7 days.
Gabriel Cousens book Rainbow Green is an excellent choice because it set up a program through phases. As you know you must eat, you must eat and I can not stress that enough as when we tend to go raw we eat very little, and end up with low blood sugars, sometimes the shakes and them we quit. Alissa Cohen's book is also excellent and she has had some experience with diabetics. As always monitor your sugars closely until you get the hang. Use dried fruit sparingly, and see how your body adjust to using nuts, and remember to soak them first and then deyhdrate if you are not going to use them right away.
This boad is full of helps for you and your journey and I am here as a fellow diabetic ;)
03-20-2005, 09:50 AM
hi , i know your concern about nutritional data when you go raw. i went raw about 7 years ago and lowered my insulin from 30 units down to 8 in about three weeks, but i was always concerned about not knowing the amount of carbs i was eating, so i checked my bs quite often. i have not found a raw book with a carb count, altho one person doing a raw book says he is going to do a carb count with his after i suggested it. it is not easy to feel comfortable for me to eat raw and not worry about my bs all the time. i really would like to go back to eating raw again ( i do from time to time) , but want to feel comfortable doing it. have been a veggie for over 30 years, so it is not a problem for me, altho i have people here who want to eat other things, and i am fixing three meals, so that also is more work. i would be nice also to have support, and that is why i have joined this group.
take care, elmar
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