People with diabetes are affected every day by their disease. Often times the patients have very strict diets.
When a diabetes patient receives insulin treatment, it is critical to survive the disease, but it also has side effects.
Living with diabetes is a lifestyle. Deidre Bowman, 61, knows this all too well. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 13. Now she is finding hope in a new treatment.
She has tried many different diets over the years to help control the disease. So, when her family heard about her latest diet, they were skeptical.
“Oh my gosh, you’re going on another diet? That is basically what I’ve gotten, and I kind of laugh. I’m the queen of diets,” said Bowman.
The program she is trying was developed in France 20 years ago to help athletes loose off-season weight. It has been available in the U.S. for 2 1/2 years.
The high-protein diet helps diabetics wean themselves off of insulin. This in affect helps to lower their blood sugar.
“The more exciting thing is the patients who have been getting off of blood pressure medications and diabetes. We work a lot with their primary care doctor with those issues because it is their job to take them off of those medications,” said Dr. Devin Scoresby, a chiropractor.
The diet is also helping many patients lose weight, which helps fight the disease.
“I’m thankful to not have the highs and the lows of chasing insulin after bad food choices because I do love food,” said Bowman.
Bowman said she is very excited about her new found energy. She adds this is the most energy she has had in years.
There is no scientific data on this program. Everyone isadvised to check with their own dietician or doctor before starting this orany diet.