Diabetic or pre-diabetic not on Insulin - Lose Gluten from your diet.

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AliB

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Jun 10, 2008
 
I have been doing a lot of research on Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.

Gluten Intolerance is behind a whole host of health issues from migraines to Multiple Sclerosis.

If you have been diagnosed as Diabetic or pre-diabetic but are not yet on insulin, you may be able to reverse your condition by removing gluten from your diet. You would also need to limit your carbohydrate intake as most gluten-free carb foods are high in carbs and sugar.

Stick to a good plain diet of unprocessed meat, fish, poultry, veg and fruit.

In losing the gluten you may also be surprised to see other health issues disappear, like stomach and digestive problems, skin problems, Candida and yeast-related conditions, neurological conditions, restless legs, joint-pains and other arthritic conditions, depression, anxiety - well, almost anything you can think of.

In dropping gluten and dairy, my stomach and digestive problems have resolved, my restless legs are a thing of the past, my athlete's foot and other yeast issues have gone, I sleep better, have more energy, and my blood sugar is a lot more stable than it has ever been.

My discovery has come to late for my diabetes as I was already on insulin but if your diabetes is still at the diet-controlled stage then it may well be gluten that is the problem.

I only wish I had discovered this years ago - I would not have been battling with my weight all these years, and debilitating fatigue, hypoglycemia and currently the diabetes. If i can pass this on and help even just one other person it will be worth it.

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Jun 10, 2008
 
AliB wrote:
I have been doing a lot of research on Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.
Gluten Intolerance is behind a whole host of health issues from migraines to Multiple Sclerosis.
If you have been diagnosed as Diabetic or pre-diabetic but are not yet on insulin, you may be able to reverse your condition by removing gluten from your diet. You would also need to limit your carbohydrate intake as most gluten-free carb foods are high in carbs and sugar.
Stick to a good plain diet of unprocessed meat, fish, poultry, veg and fruit.
In losing the gluten you may also be surprised to see other health issues disappear, like stomach and digestive problems, skin problems, Candida and yeast-related conditions, neurological conditions, restless legs, joint-pains and other arthritic conditions, depression, anxiety - well, almost anything you can think of.
In dropping gluten and dairy, my stomach and digestive problems have resolved, my restless legs are a thing of the past, my athlete's foot and other yeast issues have gone, I sleep better, have more energy, and my blood sugar is a lot more stable than it has ever been.
My discovery has come to late for my diabetes as I was already on insulin but if your diabetes is still at the diet-controlled stage then it may well be gluten that is the problem.
I only wish I had discovered this years ago - I would not have been battling with my weight all these years, and debilitating fatigue, hypoglycemia and currently the diabetes. If i can pass this on and help even just one other person it will be worth it.
You see why I became a Vegetarian three years ago and lost 285 pounds as of today, I caught my diabetes in time to correct it, So I am no longer a diabetic. I still have 40 pounds to go now and it is hard to get to 170 pounds and it slow but it is on going, and it is a daily struggle but I know it is a life long choice, I now talk to other people about what I did and how they can control what they do and how to make the wise choice in there life.
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Jun 10, 2008
 
It's good that worked for you Tuvok - trouble is, not everyone can be vegetarian.

As an extreme fast oxidiser 'protein' type, I have to have plenty of animal and fish-based protein and a little veg and fruit. My heritage is Northern European who predominantly existed on a high-fat, high-protein diet and I am able to control my diabetes on this diet as well as you can on yours with my readings generally in normal range.

If your background is from a hotter climate then you may well work ok at the other end of the metabolic spectrum and cope fine with a vegetarian-based diet.

Those who metabolically have adapted to the high-grain diet can cope perfectly well with gluten, but those who can't, can't. Celiac Disease is on the increase and is a huge problem for vast sections of the population throughout the world, particularly those from areas where grain was not originally grown.

My diabetes was so advanced by this stage that my pancreas is no longer producing enough insulin on its own. If though anyone has not reached that stage then they can control it with diet and dropping gluten-containing foods is a very good place to start. Do not though replace the gluten with high-carb non-gluten foods. They are just as bad, but for different reasons.

There is a very strong link between Celiac and Diabetes. If you are wondering whether gluten-intolerance may be an issue for you and would like to know more there is a lot of information available. I get good help and advice from the Celiac.com website.

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Jun 11, 2008
 
I have lived in a hot area for the last 23 years but before that I lived all over the world to included your lovely country, Matter as fact I started my young life there in school there, The best fish and chips can not come from anywhere but there in your country,

But I have always been a very active person and that could be something in my favor also until I got hurt and gained the weight, Then I started to take it off again, It is harder to take off than to put on.

I have always ate a lot of meat and breads until I was told I had a probelm, You see I think that is where most people make the mistake! When they find out they are pre-diabetic or just becoming a type 2 they just take as it is and do nothing and go on as they always have and then before they know it they become type 1.

I believe awareness is the key, And they have to want to change there life and want to give up some things(most people will not) I have talked to some that will not change, They would rather be a diabetic than change there life a little in order not to be one. They do not understand what is waiting for them later on down in life because all they are taking now is a little pill at first.

My wife and I have lost 6 friends to type 2 within the last year because they would not change there life style and I begged them to change, Then they would not take there meds. Only when they felt bad, Then they would found passed away in there beds or they would have a B/S count so high they would just pass away from a coma, or from a heart attack. There ages where from 49 to 51 years, Way to young to die from this.
Saurabh

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Aug 25, 2008
 
Can the diabtic person can come back from the stage insulin to medicines Pls reply me as soon as possible I m waiting for your reply Your Information is very much capable thanks

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Saurabh

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Aug 28, 2008
 
Saurabh wrote:
Can the diabtic person can come back from the stage insulin to medicines Pls reply me as soon as possible I m waiting for your reply Your Information is very much capable thanks
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Saurabh
I Personal I know 2 people that went from insulin ( type 1 ) to no insulin at all, Also there was some people on a TV show here in the USA called the Montell Williams show that had some people that did the same thing also, It is very very rare!!! But it is was done by a complete change of your life style and of diet and exercise which is done for the rest of a person life. Also you have to be check by your doctor for the rest of your life.. I see these two people every so often and they are doing great but they are on a strict diet, But the chances are one in a million for this type of a change.

It is more often heard of people that are on diabatic pills ( type 2 ) that lose a large amounts of weight and change there diet and exercise are the ones that have a bigger success rate of coming off there pills and living a normal life if they continue a healthily life style for the rest of the life, If caught in the very early stages if not much damage is done to you body...
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Oct 1, 2008
 
I have a 109 rate on my blood test and I am already a vegetarian. Are there any suggestions fr my diet?

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Oct 1, 2008
 
susan wrote:
I have a 109 rate on my blood test and I am already a vegetarian. Are there any suggestions fr my diet?
Depends! What do you drink daily? How much water do you drink? Do you fry any of your food? How much junk food do you eat? When you eat salads Do you put salad dressing on yours? Small things like this can add up for you in the long run.

Also you said you B/S count is 109??? What time of day is that? Morning? whenyou first wake up or after you eat or what that would help me know more?

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