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By danielhealthadviser Latest Reply 2018-02-20 15:43:08 -0600
Started 2018-02-14 23:41:48 -0600

Hi friends,

I am new to this discussion portal and I am suffering from diabetes type 1 which is not as sweet as sugar !! Jokes apart !!
I just want to gain help regarding this. Is there any home remedies which can keep it under control without any medicine.


6 replies

tobiusangl 2018-02-18 23:40:11 -0600 Report

Sorry friend, Type 1 diabetes are all insulin dependent. There are machines like Medtronic Mini-Med that have insulin pumps that the doctors & Medtronic can teach you how to use them. The trick is you need to figure out how much 1unit of insulin lowers your blood sugar. It can change over time and during illness not diabetic related. I’m type 1 and have been since I was 18. I’m not 63. Family support is helpful but they need to know sometimes when you act out of chats ter in might be your blood sugar levels. Check often is my advice.

suecsdy 2018-02-18 13:41:41 -0600 Report

Hi Daniel. Is this a new dx, or have you known for some time. It's my understanding that T1's no longer make insulin in their own bodies and that is why they are insulin dependent. I am a T2, so I do still make a little on my own and hopefully have improved my insulin resistance with diet and meds. Please don't wait too long to get this in hand as it could be deadly for you.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-02-17 22:09:47 -0600 Report

Hey Daniel, nice to meet you. That's an interesting question. I am a therapist, not a physician, so I don't have any useful advice for you. But I do hope you will tread carefully, and talk to a physician before you make any big decisions regarding your medications. Always a good idea to have a diversity of opinion before making big moves. I hope you will stay in touch with us!

Type1Lou 2018-02-16 14:22:37 -0600 Report

As a Type 1 diabetic, your body no longer produces the insulin naturally. Insulin is required to convert most of the food that we eat into useable energy by the body. IMO, you (like me) will always need to give your body some insulin, either via injection or by using an insulin pump or by obtaining a pancreatic transplant. But, by reducing/eliminating much of the carbohydrate in your diet, you may be able to reduce the amount of insulin that you need. You can also increase your own body's insulin-sensitivity by maintaining an ideal body weight and exercising regularly. This is what I've learned after 41 years as a Type 1. If you haven't already, I would recommend reading Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution".

danielhealthadviser 2018-02-17 06:28:50 -0600 Report

Hi @Type1Lou,
Thanks for your recommendations. Yes, I have started exercising almost 45 minutes a day and have also reduced carbs significantly. I have been reading various health websites that provide all the information including on Type-1 diabetes. I will surely try to grab the book you have recommended. Can you suggest a few good health websites for treating diabetes naturally and its self-management?


Type1Lou 2018-02-20 15:43:08 -0600 Report

Here's a link to Dr Bernstein. He is now into his 80's and has a clinic for diabetes in New York. There are a number of videos you can access. https://www.thebernsteinconnection.com/about.php BTW, I began using an insulin pump in 2011 after years of injecting insulin (since 1976). The pump has given me better overall control with more flexibility and less overall insulin than when I was on multiple daily injections of Lantus and NovoLog.