During my diabetes nutrition training, I was a little perplexed:
For meals with only meat, vegetables or dairy products you don't need to inject insulin, they said.
So in the days after I started insulin duty, I only ate these foods because I did not like to inject on every meal. The evening long-term insulin injections were bad enough. Always to fall asleep with the fear of the morning under sugar.
So I started intuitively with a ketogenic diet.
After a few days, my body didn't want insulin anymore. Even with small doses of long-term insulin in the evening I shot myself into dangerous hypoglycemia. Stop!
In consultation with the diabetes assistant, I discontinued insulin.
I found out that different types of vegetables have different carbohydrate content and juggled with it. Carrots and onions e.g. have many carbohydrates.
I only ate 30g carbohydrates and only during the day when I could metabolize them.
In addition, I discarded wheat and cow's milk protein (cow milk dairy products) because I suspect them as a co-initiator of the autoimmune reaction.
|Rule of thumb: only eat as much carbohydrates as can be metabolized afterwards, then the blood sugar doesn't go up that high.|
To saturate you need fats. Butter (which is no milk product, but a fat), good oils, cheese (goat, sheep's cheese), meat.
The transition to the ketogenic diet can also be gradual: first low carb (50-70g ch) and then ketogen.
More info: just googling "ketogenic diet".
The other part of the rule of thumb:
exercise so much that the consumed carbohydrates are metabolized a few hours later.
|I do nordic walking, but without sticks. And hope I can practise jogging again soon (injury).|
And I take the stairs instead of the escalator.