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I'm thinking of trying this crazy raw diet. What do you think?


I'm a 51 year old type 2 diabetic. I've been diabetic for four years, and I'm sick of it.

I've recently been reading this raw food website. It claims that you can easily reverse diabetes with a low fat diet or raw fruits and vegetables. It cites many studies to support its point.

You can read the article here: http://www.raw-food-health.net/Reversing-Diabetes.html

What do you think?

I like meat a lot. But if I could get off diabetes meds, it would be worth it. I hate being diabetic.

Do you think this is safe? Advice? Anyone try it?
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Ditto meniere135, cut the carbs. Learn what to eat and what not to eat. Google simple vs complex carbs. Include in your Google search the GI [Glycemic Index] table. Also, are you doing daily physical exercise along with maintaining proper body weight? A little over defeats the purpose.

Going from a carnivorous diet to a raw vegan diet is a drastic change. Yeah it's completely safe to do but that's like going from hot showers to bathing in ice. Some can do it most cannot. I do agree that raw vegan is very healthy but it's not an easy diet to follow. Are you prepared to only eat organic vegies that are raw, uncooked and COLD [repeat; raw, uncooked and cold]. Try it and see if you can sustain yourself for a couple of days. Be sure to continue testing your preprandial and postprandial glucose levels.  Post back and let us know how you're doing. Good luck.
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I've never heard of the diet - maybe it works or maybe it doesn't - everyone is different.  But since you like meat alot, why don't you read up on the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet.  These diets are low carbohydrate diets.  Eating low carb avoids the constant stimulation of insulin.  The first few weeks of the diet help in getting rid of insulin resistance.  Many people say goodbye to their medications on this diet.  Since you are on medication, you MUST talk with your doctor about going on any diet.  Read up on the diet first and collect recipes.  Don't jump into it without being prepared.  Explain to your doctor that your goal is to reduce or get off of all the medication.  If you need any help, just leave me a message.  Hope this helps.
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