Hey, His work is amazing. I suggest reading 80/10/10 by Dr Doug Graham. For more info on raw veganism i strongly suggest the website 30bananasaday.com
being high carb, low fat raw vegan is the best diet/lifestyle you can be on, as a diabetic or not. I was raw vegan for 6 month, but high fat and low sugar, i averaged my injections to less than once a day (knowing now that i should really have injected Background once a day) BUT high fat is not the best for your health. Low fat high carb makes for amazing health results, but requires more BG testing as i found i needed less than half of my normal dose for the same grams of carbs.
remember that Drs and nurses are educated by the government which is funded by the meat and dairy industry and so it is compulsery for them to teach a 'blanced diet' of dead animal and milk designed for baby cows. This diet seems extreme to most people, but if you do indepentant, NON BIASED research, i think you will be more shocked about the crap you are actually being taught as 'normal'.
I wonder why we have had 3 posts about this diet in a few days? Do you have diabetes Vegan girl? I'm not sure that Durian rider who you link to has much expertise in diabetes of any sort. I would have thought it would make more sense to refer to Dr N Barnard if discussing vegan diets and diabetes.
As was discussed earlier in the thread (which is now very old) Cousens, the author of this diet makes potentially dangerous claims of it's efficacy for people with T1 diabetes. Here's a review of his film http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ind ... ood-diets/ NB with the caveat that I don''t agree with the 'very very rare statement' in the review. I can't think of any case when a T1 would need no insulin (except just possibly in the honeymoon but even then the link below suggests it would be counter productive) Neither T1 (nor T2) goes away. http://www.joslin.org/info/will_diabetes_go_away.html
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My husband is a lifelong T1[ grew up in the deep countryside in post war era, so had GOOD food]. As far as anyone can figure out, T1 is a statistical accident. It isn't even strongly genetic. Nothing you did could have prevented it. Mow you have the difficult task of tearing your child to a healthy life sometimes against the advice of Healthcare professionals and through the hormone changes of puberty. the closer you keep blood sugar to normal, the better. I would recommend the book DR. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. Dr. Bernstein is Well respected and certainly not any kind of quack. you'll learn as much as is known from him. and on an upbeat note, he's a T1 since childhood and still in good health looking afterr patients in his 70s. Hana
Hanadr Grandmother of Amelie and Joshua.
T2 since July 2003 Stroke survivor using 2 x 500mg Metformin and reduced carbs last HbA1c 5.4% August 2009 Feb 2010 5.1% Way hey!!
What a load of tosh. You might just as well sacrifice a chicken to the great god Zarqua ! Total mumbo jumbo and dangerous dietary advice. Are you sure Cousens doesn't work for the NHS ?
Heart transplant , Papworth 1994 , 19 years extra life so far ! No statins, chol 6.2 %, suits me, HBA1C 41 fine Met / Glic to meter. VLCHF, whisky vodka red wine ,can't stand white. EAT when hungry, Nature's Way !
Be this an old thread or not, I did the Cousins diet for 4 weeks upon my diagnosis purely because my GP clearly didn;t have a clue how to deal with quick onset type 1, except by saying keep my diet the same even tho he didn't know my current diet, and take these, they'll work in a few weeks but give you bad guts.
What good was that to me, my bg was over 33, ketones off the scale and hba1c 122, I was losing my sight and stumbling about, I had to do something and food was the only way I could try.
The Cousins diet is more radical than just raw vegan, raw vegan has variety in it.
Saying that tho it brought my levels down to manageable safer numbers in a matter of a few days, but for longer term solutions I'm not so sure how you would manage your life, other than be in the kitchen preparing food all day and running out of energy quickly as no background insulin and very very low carb. It is not really designed for type 1.
I would not put a child on this regime, I did it as a consenting adult with only myself to blame, but in the short term it did what I hoped and am glad of the experience.
The title of his book. 'There is a cure for diabetes' is irresponsible, but if you are on a specific diet to control bg and are doing without meds, you're not showing signs of diabetes. This isn't a cure, but it is control without meds if you can keep it up.
I couldn't, and am on Novomix 30 x2 a day, but do eat salad every lunchtime now, which I am thankful for.
I've also seen Boutenko and family, they say live on green smoothies and pay us for recipes, I am more suspicious of their formula and would not try that. Again neither of these formulas work for type 1 I feel as no insulin.
I told my DSN of this diet, she called it starvation, I'm now eating high carb, high fat high protein diet and am still hungry all the time.