Diabetes Diet Plan — What Is Best for Type 1 Diabetes?

Cyrus: As soon as you employ this process you start to see that you're able to eat much larger quantities of carbohydrate coming from fresh fruits and fresh vegetables for smaller insulin use I'll repeat that: more carbohydrate for less insulin

We just got back from one of out retreats We hold these retreats a couple of times per year It's an opportunity for people with type 1 diabetes, type one-and-a-half diabetes, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes to come together and learn about the power of low fat plant based whole food nutrition for significant improvements in insulin sensitivity We've held multiple of these retreats before and every single time, we're able to promote a significant improvement in blood glucose values, a reduction in insulin use, and a reduction in insulin sensitizing oral medication And we do it using the power of food

Now at our latest retreat, we had a total f 14 people living with diabetes — 7 of whom were living with insulin dependant diabetes Now in this article we're going to go into detail about the results that each one of these people achieved in improving their insulin sensitivity in as little as 4 days That's right We arrive on Thursday, we're there all day Friday, all day Saturday, all day Sunday, and you go home on Monday And you would think to yourself, "Well, in 4 days how much positive change can you really get in improving your insulin sensitivity? Take a look below at the results that each one of our insulin dependant diabetics achieved

Now, let's go into a bit of detail here in understanding what is insulin sensitivity In the world of low carbohydrate nutrition, you'll be told over and over and over again in that the only thing that matters is how much insulin you're using per day That's why all the literature out there is showing you how to minimize your carbohydrate intake so that you can minimize your insulin use In the world of insulin sensitivity, however, your insulin use is just one variable The other variable which you have to take into account is your total carbohydrate consumption

Insulin sensitivity is defined as your total carbohydrate intake divided by your total insulin use in a span of 24 hours And at this Mastering Diabetes Retreat, what we do is we teach people how to migrate towards a low fat diet because as soon as you achieve a low fat diet, then the amount of carbohydrate that you can consume — that your body can tolerate, that your digestive system and muscles and liver can metabolize — starts to go up So that means less fat, more carbohydrate So as soon as you emply this process, you start to see that you're able to eat much larger quantities of carbohydrates coming from fresh fruits and fresh vegetables for smaller insulin use I'll repeat that: more carbohydrate for less insulin

Now out first retreat attendee attended the retreat eating 150 grams of carbohydrate in her previous diet, and she used a total of 882 units of insulin, which means that her 24 hour insulin sensitivity was about 17 During the retreat, we instructed her to increase her carbohydrate intake while reducing her fat intake She was able to consume an average of 257 grams of carbohydrate and her insulin use fell to 58

6 units for a 24-hour insulin sensitivity of 44 So you can see that her change in insulin sensitivity over this 4-day period was 258% This is what happened in the first 4 days Imagine as soon as she returns to her normal life and continues this approach

Her insulin use is likely to continue falling and her carbohydrate intake is likely to continue increasing as she controls her blood glucose with more and more precision Now out second attendee increased her total insulin sensitivity by a total of 309%, and she did this by increasing her carbohydrate intake only by about 50 grams per day But as you can see, her total insulin use went from 50 units per day all the way down to 22 units per day So what that means is that she's eating more carbohydrate, but she cut her insulin use in half in only a 4- day period And as a result of that her total insulin sensitivity increased by a total of 309%

The third person increased her carbohydrate intake from an average of about 200 grams per day all the way up to about 300 grams per day, and in this process she also cut her insulin use by 50% You can see here she started out using a total of 60 units per day, divided about in half between basal and bolus, and reduced it all the way down to 30 units per day As a result, she increased her insulin sensitivity by a total of 299% Our next attendee increased her carbohydrate intake by twofold In other words, she started to eat double the amount of carbohydrate that she ate when she previously came — 208 grams versus about 110 grams previously

As a result of that, her insulin use fell from 436 units per day all the way down to 276 units per day, giving her an increase in her total insulin sensitivity of about 162% This gentleman increased his carbohydrate intake from 275 grams per day all the way up to 422 grams per day, and in the process he was able to cut about 8 units of insulin off of his standard baseline of 37 units per day What that means is that his insulin sensitivity went from a 7

4 all the way to a 144, which is a change of about 193% Our next attendee increased her carbohydrate intake by about 50% She went from about 100 grams per day to about 142 grams per day Now you'll notice here that her insulin use actually slightly went up, and the reason for that is simple

Before she came to the retreat, she was using only basal insulin – zero bolus units per day In the retreat, we showed her how to decrease her basal use of insulin And in the process, she found that she needed a little bit more bolus insulin So her total insulin use actually climbed from 18 units per day to about 23 units per day Despite that slight increase in her insulin usage, her insulin sensitivity still went up

So in the first 4 days, she noticed about 111% increase in her insulin sensitivity So you can see in each of these situations how adopting a low fat whole food plant based approach makes significant changes in a very short period of time Now, each of these attendees has gone back to their life, has gone back to their daily routine, but done so by changing the food that they are eating and changing their movement patterns according to what they learned while at the retreat What you're looking at here is just the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg because this 4-day period for a lot of individuals is just a launching point into a brand new lifestyle that leads to improved insulin sensitivity over the course of time Now we like to talk about the fact that this is just biology

We understand the biology of diabetes and insulin resistance better than most people And as a result of that, simply integrating a low fat plant based whole foods approach, we can see dramatic differences in a short period of time that then lead to dramatic differences in the long-term Now whether you're interested in participating in a coaching program, showing up to one of our retreats, or just doing this on your own, the world is your oyster Keep in touch with us, let us know how we can help you, and we hope that we can get the same results for you that you saw for all the other retreat attendees Thanks for listening

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