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Why high carb

Countless studies demonstrate that a high carb diet is bad for a diabetic. And with the increasing popularity of Atkins, Paleo and ketogenic diets, it seems that carbs are evil for healthy people too. My dear niece likes to share ‘ditch the carbs’ recipes on Facebook. Just to amuse me, I’m sure.

So why is this particular type 1 diabetic thriving on a very high carb diet? Why is it that I can have good blood glucose control while eating 700 grams of carbs a day and injecting only minimal insulin? Read More

Starchivore Diabetic?

In Diabetes 101 I learnt that type 1 diabetics produce little to no insulin, are unable to metabolise carbohydrates, and must restrict carbs and starches in their diet. The body converts these to sugar, and this is poison to a diabetic. Read More

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