Hey, I'm new to raw since January this yr. Two yrs. ago I was diagnosed by one doc that said I was pre-diabetic. Went to another and he said I was not diabetic in any way. Decided to try to avoid the problem and went to diabetic classes which was like going to weight watchers. Eat anything you want in moderation. Didn't make sense to me when I was told that carbs and stress cause diabetes. Everyone wanted to give me a free monitor so I acquired 3 of these all different. Tested with all 3 at the same time and came out with 3 drastically different readings. Gave up. 2 months ago I got a scare. Wasn't feeling good and grab a monitor and took a reading: 495. OMG I panicked. Grab Gabriel Cousens book "There's a Cure for Diabetes" and went on a 7 day green juice fast. What a change. In 4 days my reading was 85 and lost 15 lbs. Tried to eat after 7 days had no appetite. Lived on grape tomatoes and kalamata olives. Everyone got worried about me and told me I had to eat. Soooooo I did and I ate my way back to where I started out. 23 lbs. less though. FBS started to rise and I started to feel sick again.
Needless to say I'm back to juicing and eating raw. (1 week) I find that if I eat fruit in the a.m. and veggies in the p.m. my FBS will stay low. (85-120) depending what and how much I eat. I'm starting to feel good again and but I'm eating way too much fruit, fresh & dried. I'm going to attend Alissa's class at the end of August. I am really excited. It can't happen soon enough for me.
By the way and also own and operate a not raw bakery & cafe. Am planning to turn that around too.
I'm glad I saw your post. This sounds like me. I think I had diabetes as a child and everyone just thought I was a complainer. I would like to talk to you more about the desease. So what do you eat? I am struggling to eat raw. It is hard.
Originally Posted by juliebove
I have actually found that when i eat ONLY fruit I do better with my numbers as I am a type 2 diabetic. I have only tested this for 2 days so will keep trying and report back...
I am pre diabetic... my family has a long history of weight issues and diabeties. My mom has was diagnosed 10 years ago. I firmly believe a balanced raw diet will help with overcoming diabetes and the complications of diabetes medications. I wish you luck and support on your journey.