Diagnosis And Hospitalization
My name is Vlad. I’m a 41yo type 1 diabetic.
I was diagnosed in January 2018 and hospitalized in ER as I was in keto acidosis with an a1c of 11.7, 329 blood glucose and just below normal level c peptide. I was immediately hooked to a “minibar” with insulin and vitamins.
Transition To A Low-Carb Diet
This diagnosis relieved me as I finally knew why my life and my family’s life were a nightmare the months before. I was losing weight, I was always very tired, and most disturbing, I was always angry and sometimes violent. I lost short-term memory, and it was very hard to focus.
The first meal I was served in the hospital was a plate with boiled potatoes, white bread, and a chicken leg. I did not eat it. I immediately started researching online, and against my doctor’s and my mother’s recommendations, I just stopped eating carbohydrates. When I left the hospital, I was recommended 250g of carbs daily and 34 units of insulin.
Luckily I got very strong support from my wife and my mother. It was very hard for her since she was a doctor trained in the late 70s. Also, ironically, today is a good time to be diabetic since there are many very good sources of information, success stories, and Facebook groups to get information and advice.
Benefits Of A Palaeolithic Ketogenic Diet
We visited Budapest six months later and scheduled a meeting with Dr. Toth Csaba at the Paleomedicina office. It was a very convincing discussion, and we left the office optimistic and curious about how only a meat and fat diet could improve my condition.
Once home, we started to implement the diet, we changed the shopping and cooking routines, and in the next months, I noticed obvious improvements under the paleolithic ketogenic diet compared with the previous period when I was on a classic ketogenic diet.
I gained muscle, strength, mood, and my memory was better. In just three months, I was able to stop one of the insulins. Over time I made mistakes and miscalculations, and after a while, I had some digestive problems, and we did not notice any progress.
Paleomedicina Patient Event
I scheduled a place for me this fall at one of Paleomedicina’s patient events. After two days of measurements and observations, they stopped my insulin. I felt completely safe under Dr. Toth’s close observation, but I have to admit that I was not confident at all that I could manage without insulin. The first days were very hard as I felt a bit sick and very lethargic, but one morning it was just a bit better.
Life As A Type 1 Diabetic Without Insulin
Since then, I can only notice improvements. I feel normal, I have normal levels of energy all day long, I can focus, and I only have small and normal digestive problems and only if I overeat. Overall I feel much more balanced and better without insulin than with insulin.
Almost every morning, I wake up with blood sugars below 80, and the highest post-prandial blood sugar was 124 mg/dl. And that meal included half of a teaspoon of raw honey, just because I wanted to test the limit and because honey is pkd accepted.
Today is my 58th day as a type 1 diabetic without any insulin at all and eating only meat, fat, organs, and eggs in precise quantities tailored by Dr. Toth Csaba and Dr. Zsofia Clemens.
Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.