By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Lets see the first results and conclusions of the first weeks following this diet that is helping me heal my diabetes type I.

First of all, in order to show you that this is working, let me show you two features of my blood sugar levels and the insulin injected, one week before beginning with the diet until one week after.

Diabetes statistics

Diabetes statistics 2

I began with the diet on July 21st and, as you can see, one week before the blood sugar was having ups and downs, although without high peaks. That seemed to be more or less okay. Back then I was injecting 6-7 units of rapid-acting insulin for each meal and 14 units of low-acting insulin before going to bed.

The interesting thing occurred the very first day I started the diet, since I could start reducing the insulin, one unit at a time, until just needing 1 or 2 units at meals and 12 at night. I couldn’t believe it!! If I was able to reduce the insulin a bit more, I was going to be able to stop injecting insulin! As you can see on the features, the blood sugar stabilizes, with no high ups and downs but just a continuum of acceptable sugar levels.

The best of all for me is that I didn’t achieve that eating fewer carbohydrates; on the contrary, I was eating some more (even half a banana in my muesli for breakfast). Before starting with the diet, my units of insulin/BE (carbohydrate units) were 1:1. That is, for each 10 grs. of carbohydrates I needed 1 unit of insulin. Afterwards, with the diet, for a 8 BE breakfast I was using just 1 or 2 units! That’s an improvement! You just have to give the body the appropriate carbohydrates and the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. that nature has given us to take our body to a state of constant healing and improvement.

It seems that I am following the pattern described in the book that I mentioned in one of my last posts: at the beginning you can reduce the insulin and then it stabilizes itself during some time until it keeps improving and curing slowly. Now I’m needing 3 units of insulin per meal and 12 at night (not bad, if we take into account that I have reduced insulin to half of what I needed before!)

An important aspect, though, to take into account in order to follow any diet or therapy is to take a more exhaustive control of the daily sugar measuring. By the way, the graphics that you can see on this post have been taken from an interesting website, where you can track your sugar levels and the medication used. You just have to introduce the numbers that we usually right on our diabetic journal on this website and it will automatically show the statistics of the day, the month, 3 months…

Well, since I don’t want to write long posts, I’m going to stop here. Soon more about the importance of what we eat…

P.S.: This blog is a translation of my spanish blog, which was started in July, when I began with the therapy. Since I didn’t have enough time to dedicate to the english version of the blog, I am 3 months in delay. But I’ll do my best to keep updating the blog.