Is anyone out there following a natural, raw, alkaline diet (80%/20%)? My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 over a year ago. Her blood sugars returned to normal two - three weeks after beginning, "The pH Miracle for Diabetes."
While she may be honeymooning (how old is she?), there is no cure for T1. The autoimmune destruction of her islets may have slowed, but it has not stopped. Sorry. Unless she actually has T2, or MODY, she will end up on insulin.
The Endroc. made it very clear his diagnosis was type 1 and not MODY.
I use to think the same way you do, but I now understand "The New Biology". I believe the pancress can regenerate over time with the proper internal alkaline enviroment which is the program she follows by Robert O. Young.
While I respect your attempt to treat this holistically, I believe it is doomed to fail in the end. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which a person's body destroys their own islet (insulin-producing) cells. Because the destruction doesn't happen overnight, it is possible that, for a while, her blood sugars may be okay, but eventually they will start going up, and she will need insulin.
At the very least, please keep a very close eye on this...she should be testing at least 2-3 times a day (fasting, before some meals, and...very important...two hours after some meals). When (and, unfortunately, I don't believe it'll be "if") you see her numbers going up, then you must get her back to the doctor and have him put her on insulin. By not doing so, you will be risking her going into diabetic ketoacidosis with a very real possibility that she could die. In addition, the longer her numbers remain high, the more risk for future complications, such as peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, kidney failure, heart disease, blindness, etc.
Unfortunately, if it were T2 or even MODY, you'd have a lot more options for treatment, including holistic approaches. T1 is just too potentially devastating an illness to fool around with it. Some acquaintances of mine who don't go to doctors for religious reasons lost their 8 year old son to T1 a few years back. Please don't let this happen to you and your daughter.
Daisy, more power to you for trying alternative methods, just please keep checking those numbers and ketones and PLEASE continue seeing an endocrinologist and getting bloodwork done. I cannot stress this enough. I'm glad this is working for your daughter, but when/if it stops working, she will need medical intervention asap to prevent DKA.
I have hope in believing that the pancreas will rejuvenate from the body intaking proper foods, proper water, proper oils, and proper salts. The ph of the blood is 7.365. The body will take from anywhere within to maintain the proper blood ph. An acidic body affects everything else inside the body and that is where we get health problems. It is my understanding that high blood sugars are what cause the damage to various organs. Our typical American diets or food pyramid are extremely acidic including the water most people drink. When we put acid in, then the body struggles taking what it needs from various areas to maintain the blood ph. Not to mention what sugar or wrong carbs do. They cause cells to break down and fermentation to happen inside the body. There is an endroc. that affirms what we are doing and believes it will work. I also have a friend that is a kidney specialist. We talked over the weekend and he understands how this is working. I have covered with him what we are doing and picked his brain with medical questions. He has not seen a patient with kidney problems that has alkaline urine, they are always acidic. If disease cannot live in an alkaline enviroment it seems as though we have a choice.
You are right that it's the high blood sugars that affect the other organs...but it is NOT high blood sugars that destroy the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease like lupus, MS, etc. It usually gets triggered by some routine sort of virus, even a mild cold...but what happens is that the body's immune system, which is there to fight "invaders" such as cold viruses, flu viruses, etc., is somehow triggered into an overactive state where it starts destroying not only the virus (which it's supposed to do), but also some of the body's own cells, such as the islet cells in the pancreas. They do not, unfortunately, regenerate, no matter what you do.
On the other hand, I certainly think it's worth at least a good try to see if this regimen that you have embarked on works. And you mentioned in a previous post that you will continue to monitor her blood sugar levels and ketones very closely. I think that, as long as you continue to monitor closely and notify the doctor of any changes, it's worth a try.
I wouldn't take any chances. If she is Type I, she will need insulin. You may be setting her up for serious complications, especially considering her age. The pancreas will not regenerate itself. I have been a Type I diabetic for 17 years (since age 12), this is nothing to play with.
I Agree with Gbrooks. You are crazy to risk her life. I've been type 1 for 25 years now and I was diagnosed at the age of 5. I'm sure you are worried about your child and are wanting to do the best but follow what the Endo says. I have travelled the world, gone through university and raced in Triathlons and Marathons. You need to believe me when I say your daughter is normal and will have a normal life. Once she needs to go on insulin you need to accept it and not make a big deal out of it. Kids adjust much better than their parents. She will be fine, it's you I'm more worried about. Give her a normal life...so she has to take a needle once in a while, it's better than the alternative - death.
I actually agree with both of you, gbrooks and diabetic athlete. However, I don't think Daisycolors will believe any of us until she sees proof that her plan is not working. I think that as long as she keeps VERY, VERY close tabs on her daughter's blood sugars and calls the doctor if she sees a consistent rise, then she would be able to catch it and put her on insulin before it gets serious. But, like you two, I absolutely do believe that her daughter is going to need insulin.
Foods that are very alkaline are kale, cucumbers, avocado's, tomato, lemon, lime, other green leafy veggies and many more. You should be able to find a list of alkaline foods. My daughter is an alkavorian. Most people have their mind closed to the perfect design of our bodies. We were created to be alkaline and some choose to be acidic.
It is possible, but almost impossible to become too alkaline. There are so many factors that contribute to our over acidity including diet and lifestyles. Proper water and lack thereof is a major factor. Based on what I have studied the majority of American's are dehydrated. We were designed to have a blood ph of 7.365. The blood will maintain the proper ph doing whatever to the body it needs to, to keep the blood at a constant ph. What that means is if we continue to fill our bodies with acidic water and foods the blood will take from organs, bones, tissues whatever it needs to maintain the ph. That is where problems come in. The blood in the body is completely replaced every 12 weeks. We get to choose what goes in. Will it be acidic, creating more problems or will it be alkaline, helping our body to heal. I have spent 15 months absorbed in research and learning and would encourage you to educate yourself.