All diabetics are different ,and not everyone’s body reacts the same to Stress or Food .So I can only say from my experience …In Dec 2011 I lost my father tragically and I believe the stress affected my body by 2012/13 after having Type 1 diabetes for 21 years my body very suddenly gained excess fluid and further diabetic related complications,.I began wearing compression tights for the fluid build up Diabetic Lymphedema and my HbA1C had risen to 10.3 the highest ever … all this time I continued to spike and have hypos . As usual the Doctors and Specialists blame your control !
I had been to Viva Mayr in Austria when I was 45 yrs old convinced I wasn’t Type1 and Pritikin in Miami for my 50th Birthday where I was introduced to raw foods but most of my earlier years with Diabetes spent all my time bringing up 3 children.
In 2014 I discovered Aloe Vera which helped regulate the fluid retention slightly and I lost my first 14lbs! I got involved as a distributor for the company Forever Living however as much as the product was amazing and had amazing health benefits for me , the stress of being a distributor wasn’t for me so instead I just buy it for myself now as I’m still a big believer inAloe Vera.
The last straw for me was having to have injections in my eye for what they thought was Diabetic Maculopathy .This was my breaking point when I began to research food even further ,
My final push was a few months ago when I went to a juicing retreat where I juiced for a whole week without food as I know it …I took a suitcase of carbs as I have never lived on just fluids and had no idea how I would be …to my surprise I didn’t need the extra carbs I had packed …My weight has dropped off and all the fluid retention has gone !!!
I’m now on a low Carb Diet with NO…
I have spent 27yrs fighting brittle type 1 diabetes . I have managed to half my medication and lose the fluid build up , I’m now shouting out my message ..LOW CARBS..is the way forward ……
Everyday is similar with a daily board of activities, so won’t show you every board , as just want you to get a flavour of the retreat. Always something to do. Loved Waking up to hot water and lemon then onto yoga…
Never thought I would enjoy the shots and juices !!! Gave me perfect sugar control , I asked them to reduce the fruit content to suit my requirements , the staff were so helpful 💚
We had a talk on how to juice and were able to make our own, everyday was an adventure , we even learnt how to use the cold press juicer to make banana 🍌 and strawberry 🍓 desserts.❤️
Had a fun day .. Loving Yoga and jumping on a mini trampoline , never thought I would find all this energy just living on juice !!! The session on learning how to juice was fab , I can’t wait to get home and try it , my sugar readings have never been this good in 28 years !!! I really don’t want to go home .
I won’t make promises I can’t keep but I’m certainly going to try to follow a plant based diet on my return just hope my family will agree too 😳🤪…
Well I started my juice challenge today… !! I had my first wheatgrass shot followed by juice and had boundless energy , the fresh air and tranquility hits you straight away .. also the friendly faces who are all here for different reasons .. I knew instantly this was going to be a fun week !!!
Today I struggled with my low sugar and changing delivery of insulin on my pump also constant monitoring on my Freestyle Libre … but I survived my first day with a fab massage and yoga ending with a lovely tomato soup and movie about people who faced the same challenge 👯♂️😊
I am now going back having jumped from July 1996 to August 1998..the 2 years in between were busy bringing up 2 young children and dealing with daily Hypo glycemic attacks !!!
August 1998 , I gave birth to my 3rd Child a Boy born at 36 weeks, again by caesarian. …However I may not have had him had I listened to the Doctors again !!
Three months into the pregnancy I went for a scan to be told , due to the blood tests I had, the baby hadn’t developed and I should have a termination..I was told a scan would be pointless and computers don’t get it wrong , so we sat outside the doctors room in the hospital while he saw the next patient and decided where to have the termination. I was so sure the pregnancy felt right that when I went back in the room I insisted on a scan !!
Yes you guessed , the Doctor finally agreed to the scan and my feelings were right ..the results on the computer were wrong and our Baby was developing perfectly !!!
Moral of the story always believe in your second sense and fight to be heard if you believe something is wrong.
I wouldn’t have given birth to my 3rd Child had I not pushed the doctor to give me a scan..after which I decided to change specialist ..hence going back to town.