Office notes: I recently counseled a client for diabetes on Jan. 15th, 2009. She was not overweight, and was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1995. She is not sure of the cause and thinks it happened after an illness she had. She takes four shots of insulin per day and still having some fluctuations. I counseled her on nutrition with a customized protocol for diabetes. She was a little skeptical at first, but I told her to be sure to monitor her blood sugars because she will probably not need as much insulin. She was waking with blood sugar levels at 165. She monitors her blood sugar levels four times per day. She was having spikes anywhere from 149 to 192 at times.
Follow-up: (2-5-09) She said that her blood sugars are only around 100 when she wakes up in the morning and has been able to drastically cut back on the amount of insulin she does take. She said in addition to that, she feels that she has more variety than she had before as far as food intake and felt she was in a rut before, with rice and pasta and wondering what she can eat. In the process, she even lost a couple of pounds, even though that was not her concern. She also feels better and her mental clarity and moods are better since her blood sugars are more manageable now. She has been enjoying the recipes and is happy that she has so much more variety while being able to more effectively control her blood sugar levels.