My Diabetes

In this section you can find the articles I have written about my diabetes in particular. That is, experiences, thoughts, statistics, results of my experiments with diets and treatments for my type 1 diabetes,…

By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Here I am again after one more day drinking just vegetable juices in order to cure my diabetes. First of all, thanks a lot for the comments I am receiving supporting or encouraging my will to get rid of the diabetes. I am learning from those comments as well and trying to “take it easy“. This third day was one of those where I had to apply that suggestion. Since the day before I had my blood sugar levels quite low (specially when I woke up), with no fast-acting insulin during the day, I decided to put 4 units less of slow-acting insulin for the night (that is, instead of 8 units, 4 units). Although when I woke up the glucose level was ok, afterwards it kept increasing until dinner time (150), having put 2 units of fast-acting insulin for lunch and 1 for dinner again. I don’t complain about […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Wow! What amazing results did I get on my second day with the juice feasting!! My blood sugar levels kept dropping down and I was able to eliminate the fast-acting insulin intake on each meal (juice). That’s right, zero units of insulin and my blood sugar level was ok, between 65 and 95. I am thrilled and motivated! Now I have to lower the slow-acting insulin at night as well. As I mentioned on my post two days ago, I am giving a try to this juice feasting concept to help my body heal itself the type 1 diabetes I’ve had for almost 10 years now. After the first day juicing, I got more experienced and was able to prepare more tasting juices. Now, I even enjoy them. And I take one liter three times a day, so I am not feeling hungry. Let’s see what other news do I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Beating type 1 diabetes is a tough thing (specially after almost 10 years taking shots of insulin), but not impossible. As I already said in different points of this blog, I am healing diabetes myself through natural means, specially foods. After 7 months eating a 100% vegan raw food diet I’ve been able to reduce the insulin intake 60-70%. These last months my blood sugar has stabilized with 2 or 3 units of insulin per meal and 11 units at night. Not happy enough with that, since my goal is to be healed before June 20th 2008, yesterday I began a Juice Feasting period. That means that all that I take during the day are about 4 litres of vegetable juices. The difference between Juice Fasting and Juice Feasting is that with the second one, the body still gets the calories and nutrients needed to keep a normal energy level, […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Four months have passed since I started the treatment that is helping me cure my diabetes and the results are quite positive. The insulin that I inject has stabilized at 2 units of rapid-acting insulin per meal and lately I’ve gotten off one unit of long-acting insulin at night, injecting now just 11 units. That is, during the day the need for insulin has decreased by 75%. The blood sugar has stabilized (no strong peaks or downs), except in periods when I have a cold, allergies or a stomach ache that raises blood sugar and insulin requirements as well. It’s interesting to see how the body responds when we are sick. But those of you having had diabetes for many years already know that. I’m proud to have remained faithful to this diet for four months, since it is a quite radical change to what we’re used to concerning eating. […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Today I want to talk about another ally I’m using to cure my diabetes. Although brewer’s yeast (like other plants, herbs …) do not cure diabetes by itself, I consider it an important aid and support. Brewer’s yeast is extracted from the fermentation of beer (as its name suggests), and has a bitter taste. It is a rich source of B vitamins, protein (providing all essential amino acids, so very suitable for vegetarian diets) and minerals, including a biologically active form of chromium known as Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). If the yeast that you buy do not have a bitter taste, it’s probably not real brewer’s yeast and therefore it doesn’t contain biologically active chromium. It’s usually eaten in powder (I take it this way in salads and I love it!) alone, juices, yogurt, tablets or capsules. Described by Abderhalden as vegetable insulin, ie it stimulates the functioning of the […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This time I would like to write a bit more about Dr. Schnitzers Diabetes Healing Diet. The author developed this therapy / diet after having avoided multiple leg amputations due to gangrene caused by diabetes, and many patients cured their leg and the diabetes. In his book “Diabetes Causes & Cure – including Cure of Later Diabetes Consequences” there are several testimonials written by patients themselves, who for the past 20 years have been cured of diabetes, both type I and type II, with his healthy eating concept. Since I already explained his food theory, which has a perfect logic to me, today I want to go a little more in detail about the diet. According to a scientific study on the constitution of men’s jaw and teeth throughout history, it concluded that men and women are naturally frugivorous. From that conclusion we can deduce the type of food that […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Thanks to my research on diabetes, I’ve come to know that there are many different ways to improve our health and even cure “incurable” diseases (as allopathic physicians say) such as diabetes. I guess that every one of those who have diabetes got this disease for different reasons: eating too much (and especially white flour and sugars), stress, a trauma, blockage of nerve pathways in the spinal cord, prolonged emotional problems, inherited, by a virus, caused by a drug or vaccines in children, etc… With this in mind, it seems logical that each one should look the best method to cure him/her according to what may have been the cause of their diabetes. What works for me, may not work for another one and vice versa. The good thing about natural therapies -practiced by specialists-, is that although it may not be the most appropriate for your particular case, it […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Well, lets get to the point with the therapy that I’m using to heal my diabetes! Everything began one day, about four centuries before Christ, when Hippocrates said: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.”   I’ve always asked myself why traditional medicine considers Hippocrates as the “Father of Medicine”, even making medicine students take the Hippocratic oath before becoming “real” doctors who then completely forget how medicine should be according to him. Why hasn’t more research been done on nutrition to keep, treat and heal the body? After all, that’s what nature has put at our disposal. After 9 years of trying different therapies (low-carb diet, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy…) I think I’ve found what is really helping my body achieve a better health, decrease the insulin dose, and have deep trust that I can, and I will, heal myself. It’s not that the other therapies […]

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Today I wanted to give a trick that helps to stay focused on the goals we have in mind. Every year we plan things and we set goals. At the beginning we are confident and very focused on what we want. But over the days, weeks or months, depending on the individual, the strength of the conviction we had at the beginning fades. Until one day we no longer remember what we wanted. Well, there are little tricks to avoid that. Since I can’t, nor want, miss my goal, the day I started with the diet that is helping me cure my diabetes, I wrote with my wife’s lipstick on the bathroom mirror: “I’ll achieve it!” To which my wife wrote below: “Yes!” I chose that place because it’s something I watch every morning when I wake up. So every day I see it and I remember what my main […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Diabetes, sport, food, insulin … Hmm, I know these concepts are closely linked in reference to diabetes and we shouldn’t think of one without considering the others. I mention this because it seems that for now I’ll have to manage my health without one of them to help cure my diabetes, at least partially. As I said on a past post, I suffered a muscle strain in the quadriceps (actually it was broken) playing soccer. After having visited 2 times a physiotherapist and having received intensive massages that helped a lot, I thought I thought I would be able to do sport again soon. Yesterday morning, giving baby food to my son, I ducked and my qudriceps stretched again hurting a lot. I noticed that it will be a while until I can play sports again (well, at least I can go for a walk) It seems to me that […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

As promised, here you have the latest statistics with the evolution of my blood sugar as well as injected insulin during the last month of diet to cure my diabetes type I. The amounts of insulin are shown per day, that is, that the day indicating 3 units of insulin, that is the sum of all the day (three meals). You notice that I’m particularly proud of this day, don’t you? 😉 Perhaps it’s worth mentioning too, that the last two weeks I wasn’t able to do sport, due to a muscle contracture in the leg happened playing soccer. When I can start exercising again, I’m sure it will improve my health even more, lowering sugar levels and insulin needs even further. By the way, the graphs in this post are taken from Sugarstats.com, a software service that provides online diabetes management, community support and collaborative sharing to motivate and […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This works! Yesterday I announced that today, if all went well, I would only put 1 unit of insulin. Well, today I come with the results. I’m proud to say that 1 unit insulin was enough for every meal! My blood sugar ranged between 60-94. And don’t think that I didn’t eat carbs. My breakfast has been: 80 grs. whole oats, 1/2 apple, 1 pineapple slice, 4 strawberries, walnuts and hazelnuts, all mixed in a muesli. My lunch: a large mixed salad with 80 grams lentil sprouts and melon and almonds as dessert. Dinner: Another large salad with 80 grams whole oats and almonds for dessert. If you sum up the carbohydrates contained in these meals and the tiny amount of insulin I needed, you can tell how well my body is reacting to the diet to cure my diabetes. I look forward to writing such good news in future […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Some of you may be wondering: if this blog is a journal about this guy’s diabetes cure, why isn’t he speaking more about it? And you are right. You have every reason in the world to question it. As you probably know, diabetes comes slowly and is also supposed to go away and heal slowly. In my case, I don’t see drastic changes every day or every week, but a gradual and continuous improvement. Funny, how one becomes conscious of his body when he cares and gives him what he needs. Now I notice the effects of each small change. For example, a stomachache or a herpes affect directly sugar levels in my body, rising them up a little (but since I started this diabetes diet / treatment my sugar has not passed 160!) Also, this time the lip herpes only lasted a week and has been very small. Another […]

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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.   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 […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Today I want to give a tip that can help us improve ourselves in any field. Visualisation is one of the most important techniques, and at the same time less known or used in order to get what we want in life. It’s something that athletes and elite sportsmen/women practice everyday before facing their exercises. And it seems that it works for them! But this technique can be used in whatever aspect of our life. If it works in sports, it will work for us as well! Here you have a video about how the pancreas works (with and without diabetes, with diabetes type I and diabetes type II) This way, once we have seen our pancreas “in action” with images (remember that our minds work with images), we will be able to use visualisation to imagine and “see” our body working the way we want it to work, that […]

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