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Rahab

my Spanish friend's  story

It was about a year ago that my Spanish friend (she doesn’t speak any English and I don’t speak Spanish but yet we are friends now for over 7 years), was diagnosed with type I diabetes.  They put her on insulin and she had a pump installed by her stomach.  It was very serious and the doctor told her that her pancreas was dead and not responding.

I tried to tell her in my broken Spanish that I do not eat meat or dairy or eggs.  I tried to tell her to eat lots of vegetables and go back to her traditional way of eating beans and brown rice too.  Even though the doctors told her no fruit, I told her that fruit was good if you eat the whole food and not too much of it.  I repeated this as often as I had a chance to do so. 

Several months ago, she purchased one of these blenders and she started making smoothies for her breakfast.  She made a really big one for breakfast.   She put in fruit of all kinds (mostly berries, apples, a bit of orange), and seeds that offer lots of fiber and nutrients like flax and chia..  A few vegetables went in there too just not sure which ones, I think spinach might be one of them.  Then her later meals consisted of mainly vegetables in soups and beans.   Within a short period of time, she was off all medications and no more pump and no more doctors.  She is very happy and has her energy back too. 

I’m so happy that she trusted me and gave it a try… I’m just amazed really the fast and remarkable turnaround.  Her pancreas was not dead, just sleeping.  Ha!

 Victory!!!  :flower:

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phkrause

That sounds great. I was diagnosed with type 1 about 2 months ago. I read up on it and was told by a kidney doctor that, at least he thinks so, that it can't be type 1, because you usually get that around age 12 or before 40?? Your at the mercy of the doctors!! Personally at the moment even though I'm going along with it, I don't buy it. But the thing is when I check my blood sugar does go up and down. At this point I have to believe that my pancreas is not working correctly?? It's interesting because it came on suddenly! Been going to my doctor for years, every 6 months, nothing, nothing, and than all of a sudden diabetes?? I guess I still don't buy it. Anyway there was a interesting article in the Adventist Review, the May issue about this. If you the the magazine you should read it, or if not I posted it in another thread!!

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Morwenna

Take a look at Forks Over Knives; How Not to Die; and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. You may be surprised to learn that controlling (even reversing) diabetes is more in your own hands than you may think--don't give control to doctors who may not be familiar with God's plans for healthful living. 

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Rahab

I know it is hard to change but when you see the results right before your very eyes, it is encouraging.  My Spanish friend is only in her mid 40s.  The machine she used to make smoothie breakfast is called a bullit I think.  I don't see her snack at all and she has tons of energy and is losing some added weight too.  

 

Forks over Knives is good, and Dr. Michael Greger is excellent too.

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Diabetes Food Advice You Should — and Shouldn’t — Follow to Manage Your Blood Sugar

Creating a good diabetes diet starts with being able to tell good advice from bad advice. This guide with some of the top diabetes myths and facts can help.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/best-worst-diabetes-food-advice-dietitians-heard/?

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Morwenna

Hmm. I think there's some bad advice in that article about discerning the good from the bad. Anyway. That's my cue to disappear from this thread. 

Good luck to you all.

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phkrause

Is Juicing a Good Idea if You're Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Juicing can be a good way to get in some extra fruits and vegetables. But you’ll miss out on important nutrients, and for people with diabetes, the health trend may have other drawbacks.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/juicing-diabetes-it-good-idea/?eh

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Rahab

Type II diabetes is a disease of too much fat in the arteries and therefore it blocks sugar from getting into the tissues and cells.... that's the short story.  Eat the food that has all the co factors in the food itself..... avacado, nuts, seeds, real coconut, olives,  and try to limit all free refined fats as much as possible.

Inflammation is the other side of the story as the body will pack the arteries with fat to protect them from inflammation. 

The main goal is to stop the inflammation.  100% Plant based eating lifestyle, no gmos, and organic whenever possible.  No hybridized wheat either as it raises the glycemic index up to 75 I believe.  Use the ancient grains or less hybridized like sprouted spelt, kamut, einchorn, etc.

I would suggest that juicing veggies is the best way to go and a granny smith apple to help sweeten a bit... raw lemon is great too.  The raw fruits and veggies actually will change the dna and that 's so important!!  Use only organic foods and wash them but leave the skins on.  This will give you all the probiotics you will need in the gut.  They are on the skins of the food.  If you are scared of the juicing, make a smoothie instead with all the fiber included and try that and see how it goes....

The other problem that older people might have is incomplete digestion.  Even if they wait the 5 hours between meals, they might not have enough enzymes or hcl to properly digest food.  This could lead to all kinds of problems.  I would suggest digestive enzymes taken at each meal to ensure proper digestion, get the plant ones and veggie capsules too.  Otherwise, you could also eat raw pineapple or lemon at each meal to aid in the digestion..... but that's not always possible.

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Rahab

another thing... people with 4th stage cancer that go to the gerson center to be healed....  they get fresh squeezed veggie juice 4x a day... and all the fruit that they want, fresh and organic with the skins.... and they get healed... one must have the fruit to feed the body with enzymes that heal the dna that has been damaged...  the fiber is great to slow down absorption but this is what the body needs to heel.. .any diet or lifestyle that says no fruit is going to crash and burn your body terribly

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4 Great Exercises for People Managing Diabetes-Related Neuropathy

While exercise can’t reverse neuropathy, it’s still important to be physically active when managing diabetes. Follow these safety tips when breaking a sweat.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/living-with/best-exercises-managing-diabetic-neuropathy/?

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6 Worst Diabetes Snacks You Should Cut From Your Diet

No one likes to be told no — especially if you have diabetes and are already struggling to meet the day-to-day dietary demands of the disease, which most people would admit is no easy task. Often, a diagnosis of prediabetes or full-blown type 2 diabetes means you have to give up or limit many of the foods you once loved, like white potatoes and red meat, and many others for which you may not yet have developed a taste, such as leafy greens and seafood. But making healthy choices when you have diabetes is one of your best bets for maintaining or achieving proper blood sugar control and helping to prevent certain diabetes complications, such as nerve damage, vision problems, heart disease, and stroke, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/cut-these-snacks-to-help-your-diabetes/?

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The Best Nuts for Diabetes: Walnuts, Almonds, and More

Nuts can be a good snack for people with type 2 diabetes because they may help prevent heart disease, keep blood sugar controlled, and even aid weight loss.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/best-nuts-diabetes-walnuts-almonds-more/?

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7 Ways to Slow the Progression of Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema, also known as DME, is a leading cause of vision loss in people with diabetes, and if you’ve been recently diagnosed with this condition, it’s important to take quick action to prevent any further loss of sight.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/diabetic-macular-edema/slow-progression/?

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Why Checking Postprandial Glucose Is Important

Checking your fasting blood glucose (sugar) levels makes a difference when it comes to successfully managing your diabetes. But are you also making sure to test your blood glucose levels after you eat? Here’s why you should.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-management/postprandial-glucose/

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Study Suggests How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Some People

Scientists have found that shedding pounds reduces fat in the liver and pancreas, returning blood sugar levels to normal for some.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/how-weight-loss-may-reverse-type-2-diabetes/?

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Belly Fat May Increase Diabetes Risk in Women More Than Men

About 2 pounds of visceral fat increased the risk of diabetes by more than 7 times in women, while the same weight gain increased the risk in men only about 2 times.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/bmi/belly-fat-poses-greater-risk-type-2-diabetes-heart-disease-women-vs-men/?

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