Lowered Insulin with a Vegan Diet
I am a type 2 diabetic who has become increasingly insulin resistant, despite drastic diets like Atkins and taking large amounts of insulin daily just to keep my sugars somewhat "normal".
God led me to Dr. John McDougall's website on my lunch break on August 14, 2011. That day, at noon, I became vegan. I now take insulin only rarely if I eat too much fat. Some weight has come off. I feel 100% better.
And after reading 25+ books on nutrition and the horrific, horrendous fact about factory farming, this has now become an almost all-consuming passion to end the suffering, (at least I no longer contribute to the suffering), and to live more healthfully.
This is another inspiring story of the benefits of a vegan diet. I've read countless books about people being able to stop using insulin, and effectively curing their diabetes, by simply changing their diet.
It sometimes frustrates me that patients aren't given this knowledge every single time they visit the doctor. I guarantee more people would be diabetes-free if their doctor simply suggested an animal-free diet could play a large role in curing this disease.
I can see where people got the idea that Atkins might be able to help diabetes since everyone thought all sugars were created equal and were bad, therefore condemning banning carbohydrates and fruits. I believe most people have moved on from that notion, but recently I've seen a huge uptake on interest in the Paleo Diet, which seems to be Atkins 2.0. To cure our illnesses, we need fresh, clean, real, whole foods like fruits and vegetables and plant proteins.
The best thing we can do is keep spreading information about how a plant-based diet can prevent, halt, reverse, and even cure many degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancers.
Congratulations to you for choosing to change your life and for taking a stand against the horrors of factory farming animals. That passion is incredibly important for helping others to learn about good nutrition. Thank you so much for your passion and activism, and for sharing your story!
For anyone reading this who might be interested, Dr. McDougall has some amazing books on diet and nutrition. He follows a no added fat diet in addition to the vegan diet, which I think is perfect for people who are looking to lose weight or beat a serious illness like diabetes. I find great deals on Amazon for vegan books, and I selected a few of his best books, as well as some of his pre-packed meals for people on the go.