My approach is old-school. Back in the early part of the last century, before the discovery of insulin, and the manufacture of and treatment with insulin injections, type 1 diabetics were fairly successfully treated with ketogenic diets. Dr. Joslin, of the now famous Joslin Clinic, put type 1 diabetics on diet of 75% fats, 5% carbohydrates, and 20% protein. And supposedly they did pretty good, or at least they weren’t dying. But its pretty hard to find any information about the success of this diet. Are filthy-rich drug companies suppressing this information because we could actually live without their drugs? The popularity of the ketogenic diet of Dr. Joslin soon lost out after insulin injections were routinely used to treat type 1 diabetes. Who knows if a true healing for type 1 would have ultimately been found if the reliance on injections, other drugs, and high carbohydrate diets, and of course the dependence on “big pharma” would not have taken place, costing us big money and possibly our health and ultimate healing.
I am basically on this ketogenic diet of 75% fat, 5% carbohydrate and 20% protein, and experiencing the best, most balanced blood sugars of my life with diabetes for the last 41 years. My last HbA1c was 5.6 and I believe it can get better. I currently take Regular and NPH insulins(about 15 units a day combined). I take these old-school insulins for 3 reasons:
1. As a rebellion against big pharma, because I can buy them without prescriptions;
2. They are about 1/4 the cost of other insulins at about $25 each;
3. These were the first insulins manufactured and have fewer chemicals added to them.
And this last reason, the added chemicals, is very hard to research. I have often wondered if some of the issues that I experience with diabetes, like dupuytren contracture and other skeletal problems, have to do with what is added as preservatives, but I have been unable to find this out. Is it being hidden from us? What’s in this stuff?
My plan is “Heal the Gut” as referenced in this link http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-5-heal-your-gut.
Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride is on YoutTube explaining how type 1 diabetes can be healed on the GAPS diet. GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome, a book by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I read this book about 2 years ago and implemented the diet as well as I could. I found it a little hard to understand. But, on this You-tube video Dr. Natasha sounds very convincing, and I believe the diet I am currently on is a GAPS diet. The book is definitely worth reading. And so is attempting the diet. But, like she said it could take quite a while, years, especially for someone who has has type 1 for many years, but much shorter for a child, newly diagnosed. Please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmKkS5gEIdQ.
Just take this in for a while. It is very significant! Even if you already believe that type 1 can be healed, it is very exciting to hear the conviction in her voice!
Okay, what’s the rest of my plan. The camel milk I ordered should be here day after tomorrow, tomorrow being a holiday. I’ll try it and then let you know how it’s working. Here’s a link to read about camel milk, which is being used for quite a number of conditions, autism and type 1 diabetes are the biggies! Here is a study that was done with camel milk and type 1 diabetics: http://www.vitalcamelmilk.com/pdf/agrawal-2005.pdf. I read the whole study and I am so, so glad I am not a scientist! It basically said that one person didn’t need insulin injections at all after 8 months on the stuff and that everyone drinking camel milk reduced their insulin requirements. That’s pretty exciting, right? So, well, I’m trying it. I’ll let you know! And also there’s a website, www.camelmilkusa.com, that has a lot f interesting articles and information on using camel milk for diabetes. You can also call or email Dr. Hinkle about using camel milk to replace some of your insulin. I have an email in to her right now. I’ll let you know what she says.
I’m also going to try Effective Microorganisms, or EM for short. EM is a probiotic first invented in Japan for healing soil. Yes, soil. But now they have found that it works for people, too. It is used as a probiotic drink. It’s been recommended to me to drink about a pint a day. It tastes really good, a lot like kombucha. Here’s a link to some info: http://blog.teraganix.com/2011/06/can-probiotics-cure-autoimmune-diseases.html. My husband and I will be fermenting the EM, so it will be a while before I have it to try on a continuing basis. My friend who ferments it at his house has given me a few bottles to try and it seems quite effective in starting to lower my insulin requirements.
This is all very exciting information, I truly believe that I am closer than I have ever been to healing!
If you are going to try any of these things, please do so carefully. Always test your blood sugars a lot while you are trying anything new, always have something with you to bring your blood sugar up to normal range. I am not a health practitioner and I am only sharing my experience, NOT my advice!