Hi everyone, My mother is diabetic and had started to go vegan until she talked with her dietitian. He told her because she is hypoglycemic she could slip into a comma if her protein levels fell and should therefore not go off dairy. She does eat out a lot and even was being vegan, so I don't know if that factors into it at all as her food choices still aren't the best. Any responses would be appreciated!
Yes, I've read a lot of evidence of diabetes' symptoms and medications being reduced by eating a vegan diet. What I do know as a diabetic is I've been urged to go twith the South Beach diet and diets that continue with meat proteins which has me suspicious after reading so much about veganism ( a nutritionist at Tech and a well- meaning dr. I love, but still..). She will just have to continue to monitor her sugars throughout the day- I've seen positive changes that I attribute to this plant- based diet. Good luck to her and to you in your support of her. ;)
I am hypoglocemic and on the verge of cfrd (cystic fibrosis related diabetes). So, I already eat diabetic friendly :) I have been doing fine, it takes a little more planning, just keep in mind it isn't just about not eating meat but getting good carbs, and watch the amount of carbs etc... I have done fine, even better with my blood sugars lately... But, I don't mention it to my doc. it just makes them mad!!! But, every case is different.
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