I have been type 1 for 23 years now. Years of CW eating gave me retinopathy, neuropathy and kidney damage. It was impossible for me to control my blood sugars while eating a high carb diet. I know of people who have completely reversed their T2 diabetes from eating low carb. it's simple- control your blood sugars or this nasty, insidious disease will get you. I don't mean to seem alarmist, but your FIL needs to start controlling his blood sugars now. if he does that, he will be able to lead a normal life. At the moment his pancreas isn't producing enough insulin to deal with carbohydrates efficiently, leading to high blood sugar. So eating high carb foods only makes the problem worse.
A friend of mine runs this site http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/
Your FIL should read his story.
Last edited by StoneAgeQueen; 11-18-2010 at 01:35 PM.
Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
Fruit and starch free.
Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.