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Type 1 Diabetes

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by 0 · May 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

My husband is just starting into the Paleo diet and I, as the cook, wonder if it is okay to pretty much eliminate carbs altogether, or should he have some, in the form of starchier veggies or fruit? Also, how much protein/fat will be enough to... (more)

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Rashed 0 · May 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

That article is very confusing. He cites several studies showing total T3 is decreased in low carb diet and reverse T3 is increased in one of the study. Then he completely denies that this low carb induced lowered T3 has detrimental... (more)

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by 0 · April 20, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Hi paleohacks. I'm a female twenty-one year old who is in desperate need of advice. (Excuse my bad english - I'm Swedish.) The past two years, my health has declined in several ways. I've had diabetes t1 for 16 years, celiac disease for... (more)

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thyroiditis 0 · March 10, 2014 at 5:10 AM

I'm gonna give you a different advice. That bleeding gum is symptomatic of scurvy, which can occur on VLC diets. You need more carbs and a higher Vit C dose. It occurs because low insulin levels prevent Vitamin C from recycling. Since you... (more)

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by 0 · January 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I am not full blown diabetic (type 1) or full blow hashimoto's, but I do have the antiobodies to my pancreas' islet cells and my thyroid. My most recent blood work after 2 months of diet change showed hemoglobin A1C dropped to 5.3 and thyroid... (more)

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Dieva24 0 · January 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I have vitiligo but I eat egg yolks every day and they really don't make me feel bad as milk, gluten and grain do. I think you have to feel it yourself. I felt so much better after eliminating gluten and I cannot feel any difference after... (more)

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by 0 · October 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I am a Type 1 (diagnosed 8 years ago, now 28) who just started paleo 3 weeks ago and I definitely have noticed a difference in my blood sugars (yay!). I was just wondering - other than treating lows with almond butter/apple slices or just fruit... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but if you eat on the low carb end of Paleo, you may find that your hypo events become exceptionally rare. See this for... (more)

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by 248 · October 07, 2013 at 12:36 PM

My girlfriend just found out she is 5 weeks pregnant. She has been eating clean for almost 9 months now and does not eat a tremendous amount of carbs. Mostly fat and protein with some veggies. However, she is Type 1 Diabetic and we are both... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

We are converting to primal and paleo in our family. There are 5 of us, husband has t1 diabetes, daughter struggles with weight. (12 yrs), 3yr old needs behavior adjustments, I am nursing a baby with severe dairy, soy, possible gluten allergies... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

First off, teach your children good principles about food and health. Then remember that they are kids. If they have been eating SAD for their entire lives so far, then any changes you make will be an improvement, and the occasional birthday... (more)

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by 229 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

A friend of mine is recently lower-carb paleo and has T1D. He experiences a "low" when he wakes up and after a good riding practice. Usually he drinks Orange juice to bring his sugars back up then also experiences another low then. He would... (more)

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Paleo_Moxie 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

My question would be: What is he eating prior to working out or going to bed? Making sure he has plenty of protein and healthy carbs before the workout are key to avoiding blood sugar drops after working out or upon wakening. After the workout,... (more)

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by 628 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Are there any Type 1 diabetics doing intermittent fasting? If so could you please explain how it's working for you. I have had some success with blood sugar control while fasting. Specifically with using bulletproof coffee. Any insight would be... (more)

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Zdrinca 0 · November 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Been doing it for over one year now, great results.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Hi! I've had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 4 years now. I've really struggled with this disease and so I've researched anything I've come across that could be beneficial to me regarding Diabetes. Last year I found the paleo/primal approach. It just... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · April 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM

I have type 1 diabetes too :) No, the kidney failure is only going to happen if you have bad blood sugars, which should improve a-lot if you eat low carb. But another thing to be wary of is that if you are eating low carb and adding in more... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I recently have done a lot of research on the paleo diet for a research paper. I have discovered that there are numerous benefits to adhering to a paleo diet. However, I am a type 1 diabetic and cutting grains from my diet would result in me... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · March 07, 2013 at 7:38 PM

I think it would make more sense to decrease your insulin dosage to accommodate your reduced carbohydrate intake rather than trying to find something starchy or sweet to graze on all day to match your current dosage. As always consult with your... (more)

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by 250 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

My family's been vegetarian/vegan since before I was born. We have a very strong genetic tendency towards both kinds of diabetes, and it's starting to appear en masse in my direct family. My mom and dad have reduced glucose tolerance (and Dad's... (more)

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Bob_smiley 0 · December 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I didn't start with paleo, I started on the path that got me here after reading "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman. Paleo, for me, was the natural conclusion I came to after investigating. I wish you well, and try to foster curiosity in them. Make... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Have any Type 1 Diabetics tried using Gymnema Sylvestre to lower their blood sugar? What was the initial reaction? How much were you able to lower your blood sugar and insulin dosages by?

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rubidoux 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I just started using it recently, chewing the dryer leaves, and it is definitely bringing my b/s down noticeably. I have turned my basals down and most nights I don't even have to bolus for dinner (I eat very low carb and moderate protein, and... (more)

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by 628 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Hello, I'm new to paleo and a type 1 diabetic. I'm looking to gain muscle mass and tone up a little. I"m combining paleo with a lot of the ideas from Dr. Bernstein's book, The Diabetes Solution. I was wondering if you had any idea's for low carb... (more)

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chuck_8 0 · November 28, 2012 at 6:34 AM

I agree wit the coconut oil , but MCT oil would be even better its a direct hit of energy

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I am 36 years old and have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 7 years. I recently came upon the Paleo Doet and very excited that it may be the "answer" to controlling my sugar levels. I live in a small town with no Diabetic Soecialist, so I am kinda on my... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 06, 2012 at 10:16 PM

I would suggest you carefully read Dr. Bernstein's diabetic solution. Even if you choose to follow a paleo way of eating instead of his recommended eating plan, he has very explicit instructions in there for how to monitor your blood sugars and... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I'm thinking of starting a blog. Not sure if anyone would read it. I have a lot of interests and sometimes want to put my thoughts on paper so to speak. What's your blog about?

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Rob_20 0 · June 02, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I thought about doing a blog, but I didn't want cold, hard page view statistics crushing my illusions of being a witty person who says things others find interesting.

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

My 20 yr-old son has had Type I diabetes since he was 14. Ketosis is a dangerous physical state for him. I'm still reading more on the diet, but does it recommend (as did Atkins) to be in a state of ketosis or not. I don't think this is safe for... (more)

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Samantha_5 0 · March 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Hi! My name's Samantha, I'm 22 and I've had Type 1 diabetes for 18 years. When I first found out about Paleo/Primal nutrition about 2 years ago, I was intrigued. After doing a lot of research, reading many books, and even speaking directly with... (more)