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How Dedene Tamed her Type 1

Story written and submitted by Dedene Nelson-Court

I’ve been type 1 lada since 2012. I’ve always been very active and conscious of my diet. But when I saw that all the exercise and all the ‘healthy’ foods weren’t really helping, I tried to follow the advice of my Endo and the nutritionist. Of course, high whole-grained carbs or lentils etc. But all I did was gain weight and keep adding insulin. I had terrible highs and terrible lows.

” But all I did was gain weight and keep adding insulin. I had terrible highs and terrible lows. “

Then I discovered Dr. Bernstein’s book and started a low-carb diet. Since then I’ve dropped my insulin by half. I have no more highs and especially no more lows. I’ve lost some weight but more importantly I feel so much better. I don’t get (what I call) the insulin munchies anymore. I’m not writhing in discomfort from hunger pains 2 hours after a meal.

It’s honestly changed my life and I’m managing my diabetes much better than ever before. When I explained all this to my Endo, she said ‘oh yes, I’ve heard about low carb diets in symposiums. If you don’t get lows, it’s OK.’

” It’s honestly changed my life and I’m managing my diabetes much better than ever before. “

So why don’t they teach newly diagnosed diabetics this simple way to beat the vicious cycle of highs, insulin, lows, sugar ?

Good Question, Dedene! Thanks for sharing your story on how you tamed your type 1.

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