View Full Version : Any Progress Testimonies for Type 1 Diabetes on Raw?
09-20-2007, 04:20 PM
it has been a long time since ive been in here...
i have been googling for Type 1 Diabetes on a Raw diet and have found very little... just on the Type 2.
i also have fallen out of the Raw lifestyle unfortunatley as well and i really hope to come back!!!
My boyfriend is a Type 1 and was diagnosed when he was 11 years old.
he will be 33 soon and has the kind that needs insulin everyday.
he eats tons of cheese and meats and is a bread addict...so typical SAD diet.
even though ive come off raw, i know better, so i have started to nag him about eating at least a salad a day and i know that if you nag a man he will do the complete opposite.
the good news is that he LOVES my Bragg's ginger sesame vinaigrette salad dressing :)
he comes over many times and ive cooked him dinner but i want to learn some recipes or ideas i can get him to start eating better to help manage this.
today his blood sugar went over 500 and he gets massive headaches. :(
he thinks its okay to do what he does since his grandfather smoked and did whatever, etc... and turned out okay and because he's managed it for 22 years like he can handle it.
i dont know if i can deal with this.
is there anyone here who has or knows someone with Type 1 that had significant improvements on a RAW diet?
thanks and love to all...
09-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Hi, My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago and has been insulin dependent for 15. He has been eating high raw, 80-95% for over a year. When he sticks to the diet his blood sugar is nearly normal and he feels good. For the last few months his insulin needs are dropping as his body heals. Going out to eat creates problems as he eats more and sometimes things he doesn't the rest of the time. RAW alkaline foods definitely are helpful in his case anyway! Hope this helps.
09-23-2007, 08:03 PM
I'm getting ready to start Allisa's 30 day challenge and have been on here reading the posts. I'm very curious about Type 1's also because my daughter is one (she is going on 14). Jennifer - although your hubby is insulin dependent it sounds like he is a type 2 since he didn't have to take the insulin from the moment he was diagnosed.
And type 1 and type 2 are very different. Type 2's still produce some insulin but type 1's do not. I think it's great that a diet like this can CURE a type 2 diabetic, but I'm just dying to hear some type 1 stories other than the Raw Family one mentioned briefly in Allisa's book. This is my first post and am looking forward to reading and posting many more;)
09-24-2007, 08:05 AM
Hi ltisone, Welcome to the forum and thanks for your insights. I'm sure your research into raw foods will be beneficial to your daughter. My dh had adult onset diabetes and the diagnosing physician wanted him on insulin immediately. We wanted to try different natural approaches ourselves, so got the okay to try medications. It never worked, and his blood sugars were out of control until we changed to keeping track of the number of carbohydrates in foods along with eating more raw foods. I think the boundaries between Type I and II are blurred at times, as the specialist my dh later went to "defined" him differently than the first doctor. But the bottom line is that something that supposedly no longer capable of functioning, the pancreas, is now starting to - regardless of what either of them thought was possible!
09-25-2007, 06:22 AM
I'm from Hungary. It's a little bit far from your country. We found this site and raw world itself month ago when we red Boutenko's story (Raw family & Green for life). Because our daughter(18) also type 1 since 5 years,and we were close to this life style(we were vegetable vegan) at once decided to start raw.
When we were on vegan it was also not bad Kate use less insulin then the others who eat meat and dairy products. The problem is that in generally doctors and most of the peoples can't belive that we can live without meat and dairy. We started our vegetarian life 20 years ago and vegan 6-7 years ago. We have 3 kids Kate 18, Dany 15(he would be a trumpet player) , Sue 12.So as you can calculate they have never eat meat and dairy since we vegan. Next time I'll try to show you picture about my family.
So tweety it's worth to fihgt for your friend. I can imagine how difficult this because here in Hungary people are the same: they like their stomach, they eat a lot of terrible things like your friend, and don't want to hear about these healthy ways. (Could it be possible that your friend hungarian[sorry it was only a joke[/B]) But if you could accept my advise you can help him with your tolerance. You are right that nagging won't help. He is not a healthy man, he is ill. So be patient. Try to make him healthier food without meat which tastes like meat. If you red Boutenko's story they made a big jump from the tipical us meal into raw. But Sergej their sun (type1) were 8 years old. Your friend as you described has a massive caracter and will. So I suggest try step by step, and if he accept you can speed.
I can add that we are in this way from a month and todays Kathy use half of her insulin what she used on vegan GREAT ISN'T IT!!! And also very important everyday exercise.
And maybe you can pray for your friend too. If you believe or not our biggest doctor is God.
That's all, hope I could help a little. Good luck!
09-26-2007, 09:03 AM
Menvili, thanks for sharing your story about your family and especially your daughter. Using 1/2 of the insulin is amazing. I know my daughter uses a lot of insulin, more than most adults. The doctors tell us it's because her hormones are so crazy during this time of her life. She is on the pump and doesn't have to use as much as when taking injections, but it's still quite a bit. And exercise does wonders although we have to watch for severe lows which she doesn't catch if she is sleeping (very heavy sleeper:( ) But knowing that your vegan lifestyle is helping your daughter is just so reassuring for me, although I need to convince her that this is the way to go for her. I think once she sees what is doing for me and hears about other stories it just may convince her. Now I've just got to get off my butt and do it.
09-27-2007, 02:33 AM
Sorry I didn't recognise that your daughter also has the same illnessas ours. Kethy was 13 when it started and she had the same problem. Teenager ages means that hormons against insulin and during "red" days it cause high bloodsugar level. We also use pump for a year and she got it because her insulin imbalance. With the pump was better, but it takes time whili Kathy understand what important the everydays excersise are. So nearly every dayshe goes to run about 2-3 km, every day she goes to school by bike 15km and during the weekends we hiking cc 14km. But you know Kate is 18 so maybe she finished this procedure. Our doctor said when her level jumped up and down that till 18 it will follow. But on that time we were "only" vegan, not raw so we have no experiece on this teritorry, but I think raw will help. The reason is that we ate much less carbohydrate and the meanwhile her pancreas has a rest and we give possibility to her body to heal herself. So try to assure your daughter and also suggest to read Sergej Boutenko story (Raw Family) www.rawfamily.com .
Be patient but long-suffering. We pray a lot together for it, read the Bible, there are a lot of evidences about God's love, so I belive if we trust HimH3e can help. I think this life style is one of His help.
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