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Old 12-29-2010, 19:10   #1
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I'm wondering if anyone else on here has tried quitting dairy and wheat products for their type 1 children. My daughter was diagnosed in October (this year) I became obsessed with finding out everything that I could. I came across various sites that said that it was possible to prolong the honeymoon phase(also mentioned repairing beta cells but i'm not getting excited about that)anyway on dec 1 I completely cut out dairy and wheat products and every 3 days I gave my daughter vitamin b complex (niacinamide). About 2 days later her bgs dropped and over a period of 2 weeks, she went from 13 lantus (night) to 5 units and mealtime (rapid) from a ratio of 5gs carbs to 1 unit to 10gs carbs to .5 units. The diabetes team told me that it was the honeymoon phase so at xmas I let her have everything - dairy, wheat (limited sweet things) and gave her the right ammount of units adding all the carbs. Christmas night for the first time since she came home after her intitial diagnosis her bg level rocketed. I spoke to the pediatric registrar and he told me that it was because her honeymoon phase was over. Again I read everything that I could and discovered that wheat and dairy can stay in the body up to 48 hours after consumption, it is now 2 days later and her bg levels have again dropped so much that she's hardly needing any insulin and is still continuing to get lower. I'm not naive enough to think that I've cured her diabetes, but something definately has happened here.

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Hi, first off, yes, there can be tremendous beta cell recovery after the initial blood sugar crash.

I am not experienced in the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free regimen, but there are many parents using it for autistic kids. You might check autism forums for more info on the diet and where to buy helpful products. You might also consider the ketogenic diet, as many diabetics use that, too.

Good luck with your child, and please read more here and ask us questions ...

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Hi, first off, yes, there can be tremendous beta cell recovery after the initial blood sugar crash.

I am not experienced in the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free regimen, but there are many parents using it for autistic kids. You might check autism forums for more info on the diet and where to buy helpful products. You might also consider the ketogenic diet, as many diabetics use that, too.

Good luck with your child, and please read more here and ask us questions ...
Thank you so much for your reply, I will definately read the autism forums and also look at the ketogenic diet which I hadn't heard of before. I will keep you posted on my daughters condition :-)

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I know a lot of people have a wheat sensitivity that causes inflammation. Avoiding this inflammation may help bgs. I avoid all processed wheat products but have found sprouted grain breads, I can tolerate without spikes. I do eat dairy, though mostly cheese and greek yogurt. I have never liked the taste of milk and now use coconut milk instead. They have gluten free, grain free cookbooks . There are substitutes for dairy. You can sub certain items for eggs, butter and milk. My daughter works for a vegan baker and they make all their things free of dairy but they do use flour. When I bake instead of flour I use coconut flour, flaxseed, almond flour instead of flour.

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