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  1. I started the whole 30 yesterday with my family. I've been a diabetic for 24 years and takes shots multiple times a day. I normally eat a vegetarian lifestyle because of taste. I use to be prone to seizures at night but they have stopped for a couple months now. I talked with my Endo prior to starting. We talked of lowering my Lantus and actually eating meat full time so I don't drop as often. I know that this has helped type one diabetics in the past with their sugars. Normally I would eat tabs when my sugar has fallen low during the day and peanut butter and juice in the evening. I know that juice is compliant but is there any thing else to use to get sugar up quick and... Looking to hear stories (good or bad) about others that have taken the journey with whole 30?
  2. Yukon Cheryl

    Diabetes Reversed in 90 Days!

    I have never written a testimonial. I am so happy to be writing one now! I started Whole30 on January 2, 2018. I had been taken off diabetes medication because I could not manage the medication. My A1C reading was 7.7 and I was on a wait list to see a specialist in internal medicine to see what medication I could take to manage the diabetes. My liver enzymes were in the high 90's. I was entirely Whole30 compliant for 30 days. I had my A1C test at about day 21 and it was 7.1. After years of seeing movement upward only I was ecstatic. The diabetes educator was skeptical and said well of course your blood sugar is good because you have cut all carbs. I showed her my food diary. Oh you are eating carbs ( I need potatoes almost daily)...oh this is a plan you could stay on for life...I had lost 12 pounds too! That was Day 21! I asked my Dr. to not move forward with any medication until after my next A1C test and after seeing the specialist. I still stuck to the Whole30 plan but was not so diligent about food labels. I did not do any reintroduction but did have a couple of items that contained dairy and sugar a couple of times. On April 13th I had the A1C test and got results today. I am at 6.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't really say Day 102 Whole30, but after 102 days on the plan, I have reversed diabetes, the internal medicine doc says no need for ANY medication whatsoever! My liver enzymes are normal! And I have lost 30 pounds! While I am still considered pre-diabetic that will change too! Thank you Whole30!!!
  3. Need a little help. My wife and I just finished our first Whole30. My parents now are on board to try. They are both 66 and are Type 2 diabetc. Need some info on good foods and meals to keep them balanced out. Any info would be helpful.
  4. Hi All, My mom (74 years old) suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I bought the audio book "it is all about food" and learnt that some types of food causes inflammation, however, the statement is very generic and and wonder where I can find a list of specific food she should avoid or on the contrary, eat to help with her pain. Since she has type 2 diabetes, the list of food types should not have a high level of sugar. Any information will be very appreciated. Thanks
  5. T2Andrew

    New W30 - started 10-19-17

    Hello all! I'm new to W30 and am on day 6. Quick bio: male, 53, Type 2 diabetic. My primary goal, aside from better overall health, is to improve my blood glucose levels. I'm skinny and reasonably fit so weight loss is not a concern. Other goals are to identify/reduce/eliminate periodic symptoms that I occasionally experience. A year and a half ago, I did a 30 day grain elimination trial with noticeable and documented results, but then my depression kicked into overdrive and I fell off track. For a long time, I had observations of how certain foods affect my system but they've always been just below the point of requiring immediate change and had come to accept them as the normal me. The medical system seems to support that 'normal' by prescribing meds rather than insisting diet change. Over the years, I've read many related books, but ISWF says it in a way that made me to really want it.
  6. Right before Christmas my husband took an A1C test at a lab and he scored 7.9 which was a diabetes diagnosis and an alarm. He is 59 and on high blood pressure meds. We both did Whole 30 for a month. He took another lab test after 30 days and his A1C dropped to 6.7. He also lost 16 pounds. I only lost 1.5 pounds, but I had a healthy weight (and diet) before we started. It wasn't that hard because I stay home and have time to cook, plus my husband gave me an unlimited grocery budget and I went crazy. Needless to say, I didn't feel deprived. But I did miss the sugar which came from my morning creamer and wine in the evenings. And the cooking was a ton of work. It was well worth it considering the health improvements. We plan to make this a lifestyle, but I will be adding back my glass of wine in the evening:)
  7. GretelOne

    Type 1 to whole 30

    Hello all- I am 27, and am brand new to this whole concept and approach. I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 23 years (anniversary is July 25th !) managed (not well) by my insulin pump that I've had for about 16 years. Nervous but hopeful for this
  8. I'm on day 21 of the Whole 30 and I'm itching all over. I've been trying to take out foods I thought suspect like cashews and new supplements but nothing has worked so far. Going to take out coconut next... No red rash or hives. Just feel like my whole body is one big itchy thing. It makes it hard to sleep! Help. Just itching in my head, arms, legs, back, stomach, and privates. Basically every where. Antihistamines don't help much. Heard there was such a thing as a KETO rash. When you don't eat enough carbs. There are carbs on the Whole 30. I eat cherries, blueberries and sweet potatoes. I know vegetables are low and meat has none. Most of my meals are lots of cooked veggies with meat and a little fruit for dessert. I have pre-diabetes so I try and keep my fruit and sweet potatoe content low. Not sure how high I need to keep my carb content to feel my best yet and not affect my blood sugars. Could it be a mild form of that? or a yeast or hormones? I am in Menopause.
  9. When I started my first Whole30 my fasting was 450, which was dangerously high. It came down to 170!
  10. I've just started my first whole30. I'm 61, weigh 264 pounds, have uncontrolled diabetes, degenerative discs in my back, fibromylgia, restless legs and severe chronic pain. After reading a lot about this way of eating, I've decided to give it a true attempt. I'm on day 3 of my first week and already I can see such a difference. I posted in the success forum about my first 3 days. I'm hoping to eventually get out of this wheelchair and resume a normal life.
  11. Hey everyone. I have just started my first Whole30 diet and my husband is really keen to do one. He is applying elements of it at the minute to get to terms with what it involves etc. This is my question though - what does Whole30 and type 1 diabetes look like? For example how slowly do you go initially? What do you do about hypos? How supportive were doctors? He was put on statins at a crazy young age (due to family history, not high cholesterol!) and wants to stop them also after years of use. Have others done this and how have you found that transition? We are in the UK/Ireland where Whole30 isn't known very well so will likely be perceived as hippies finding nonsense on the internet when we bring this idea to the consultant next month! Some personal experiences would be great to boost our confidence that this is possible! Thanks! Ashleigh
  12. Hi I am on Day 5 and wondered when people started seeing changes in the blood sugar readings. Curious to know when I can expect to see some changes? Thanks!
  13. I am one week into my Whole 30, and while I have been feeling pretty good (less highs and lows with my blood sugar), sometimes it still hits me and hits me HARD. Yesterday morning, I couldn't do anything to keep my blood sugar up, and I hadn't taken any fast-acting (or bolus) insulin all day. I even had to sip coconut water (boy I hope that's okay on the Whole 30... I think it should be) just to keep myself from going low. Then, I got home for dinner. It was all down hill from there. I had some sweet potatoes with my dinner, and after dinner I was craving SUGAR. I submitted to my weakness and had 2 medjool dates. Bad, bad, bad. That was when my decline started. I. Felt. TERRIBLE. My blood sugar skyrocketed to over 300. I was practicing guitar and had to stop because I felt so terrible. I fell asleep on the couch after taking some insulin at 9pm - seriously in a "sugar coma." I am realizing I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE! I need to be satisfied sipping some herbal tea for my "treat" after dinner (if I need it). Seriously, what was I thinking?! It doesn't matter if I have ice cream or "Whole 30 approved" dates - they are basically feeding my body the same sugar rush that is so terrible for my diabetes. I felt so sad and started to cry because I am so tired of the roller coaster I go through every day with my highs and lows with my blood sugar. I am going to try to re-energize, and use the rest of my Whole 30 to really try to get in control of my blood sugar levels. Yes, I can have carbs, but they need to be in amounts my body can manage on its own. Sweet potatoes and dates all within the same hour is simply too much. Let me know if you are a type 1 diabetic and have tips on how to naturally manage your blood sugar.
  14. I know that an essential part of the Whole 30 is teaching your body to rely on fats for energy versus glucose. From my understanding, this is achieved through ketosis. Now, as a Type 1 diabetic, I understand that ketoacidosis, while different from ketosis, is very dangerous. I treat my diabetes with insulin, and my blood sugar has been pretty stable since starting the Whole 30 (much better than usual in fact, and having to take less!). I've read that if your body doesn't produce insulin, it won't know what healthy levels of ketone production is, and could produce too much leading to ketoacidosis. Is this something I should be concerned about during my Whole 30, or does my insulin that I take keep it all in check? Advice from any diabetics most welcome!
  15. I just completed my first Whole30. Four weeks ago, I didn't think it would have been possible to go all 30 days without cheating. There were so many psychological barriers to overcome. But I made a pledge with myself and did it! Now, I'm 26 lbs. lighter, but more importantly, my diabetes -- which had begun to spiral out of control this past year -- is now 100% under control without insulin! Before the Whole30, I had been taking the maximum amount of insulin I could take, and still my glucose readings remained dangerously high for months on end (from the high 200's to low 300's). Just four days after I began the Whole30, my glucose readings dropped 100 points and kept dropping everyday until they normalized in the 100-120 range. Now, no insulin whatsoever and normal glucose readings every time I check. I'm amazed!
  16. bonnynancy

    Raising HDL

    Any suggestions for foods to help raise HDL? I know eggs, avocado, and I have heard cocoa has the effect also. Other ideas? Husband is Type-2 diabetic. His doctor insists he needs to keep his cholesterol down, so prescribes Lipitor. Lipitor destroys his HDL, so doctor prescribes Niaspan. Niaspan RAISES HIS BLOOD SUGAR, so doctor prescribes Metformin. And now he wants to increase the dosage of the Niaspan, right when my husband's blood sugar has elevated past a controlled level. Ugh. ENOUGH of this! I want the meds gone, starting with the Niaspan. So again, any suggestions for raising HDL through good dietary choices? Thanks so much!
  17. I am 10 days into my first Whole30. I did not plan to get the whole family on board until/unless I had sufficient results to counter any "We don't want to change" arguments. Buuuuuut...... My husband was diagnosed 7 years ago with type 2 diabetes. He has done a great job -- mostly through exercise and monitoring sugar intake -- of keeping it controlled. However, at his latest doctor's appointment, he learned that his A1C has inched up to 7.0, right on the border of "uncontrolled" territory. And he could stand to lose 10 pounds or so. He has been interested in and supportive of my Whole30 experiment, but he is still convinced that whole grains = healthy carbs. I am working on that. I would appreciate any advice, information or suggestions from those who are managing type-2 diabetes. This is a battle I DO NOT intend to lose. Please help if you can.