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Old 06-28-2017, 03:26   #1
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Been T1 since 1977, vegetarian since 1996 and now vegan since 2010 - complication free (just had my 40th annual eye exam). I love being vegan - it's easy! I know this site is big on the LCHF thing so I want to start a serious discussion about the joys and benefits of eating a whole food plant based vegan diet. Are you doing it? Great - share and support others. Are you curious but afraid? Great - ask questions! Are you having trouble? Ask for help!!!

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Please give us an idea of what you are eating.

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I eat a wide variety of food including fruit and berries. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast or a smoothie with fruit and veggies. Lunch is usually a homemade soup from my pressure cooker usually with beans or tofu. Dinner can be nearly anything including pasta or a tofurkey sandwich or a big salad. I don't supplement with protein or vitamins except for sublingual B12. I eat the rainbow.

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I eat a wide variety of food including fruit and berries. Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast or a smoothie with fruit and veggies. Lunch is usually a homemade soup from my pressure cooker usually with beans or tofu. Dinner can be nearly anything including pasta or a tofurkey sandwich or a big salad. I don't supplement with protein or vitamins except for sublingual B12. I eat the rainbow.
sounds very healthy!

Do you test before and/or after meals? How does the pasta or sandwich affect your BG? some diabetics can tolerate some carbs and some cant. Just curious if your testing some of the meals or do you test fasting only? Many people would be jealous of the carbs because their bodies would have an immediate spike in BG.

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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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I test an average of 6 times per day and use a humalog pen and levimir. I maintain an average a1c of 7.1. I bolus supplement for any spikes.


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Have you researched the damaging effects of high insulin levels circulating its your blood?

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Hi All
Been T1 since 1977, vegetarian since 1996 and now vegan since 2010 - complication free (just had my 40th annual eye exam). I love being vegan - it's easy! I know this site is big on the LCHF thing so I want to start a serious discussion about the joys and benefits of eating a whole food plant based vegan diet. Are you doing it? Great - share and support others. Are you curious but afraid? Great - ask questions! Are you having trouble? Ask for help!!!
Hi there! I've been a vegan now for 3 mos and LOVING it! I was a vegetarian for many years before that, trying to do LCHF. Impossible! So I started reading up on veganisn and diabetes, and found that we can litterally reverse our diabetes eating healthy plant based meals, including grains and potatoes! I just did an A1C and it was 5.9.
I'm so happy! I love this WOE! I feel so much better, lost 16 lbs, have about 10 to get to my ideal wt. I follow High carb Hannah, Dr McDougall, etc.

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Hey Spydurgurl! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I'm so happy to hear how well a plant based diet is working for you. 5.9 is worth celebrating for sure!!! Keep up the great work and please keep sharing this important information especially here. Peace and Health

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Hi there! I've been a vegan now for 3 mos and LOVING it! I was a vegetarian for many years before that, trying to do LCHF. Impossible! So I started reading up on veganisn and diabetes, and found that we can litterally reverse our diabetes eating healthy plant based meals, including grains and potatoes! I just did an A1C and it was 5.9.
I'm so happy! I love this WOE! I feel so much better, lost 16 lbs, have about 10 to get to my ideal wt. I follow High carb Hannah, Dr McDougall, etc.
I am so happy to hear that you found a WOE that works well for you.

It comes down to doing what YOU feel is best for you.

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