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 a a1c of 11.7, 329 blood glucose and just below normal level c peptide. I was immediately hooked to a “minibar” with insulin and vitamines. This diagnose came like a relief as finally I knew why my life and my family’s life was a nightmare the months before. I was loosing weight, I was very tired all the time 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 stoped eating carbohydrates. When I left the hospital I was recommended 250g of carbs daily and a total of 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 70’s. Also, ironically, today is a good time to be diabetic since there are many very good sources of informations, success stories and facebook groups to get informations and advice.
Just six months later we visited Budapest and scheduled a meeting with Dr. Toth Csaba at Paleomedicina office. It was a very convincing discussion and we left the office optimistic and curious how an only 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 palaeolithic ketogenic diet compared with the previous period when I was on a classic ketogenic diet. I gain muscle, strength, mood and memory were better and in just three months I was able to stop one of the insulins. Over time I did mistakes and miscalculations and after a while I had some digestive problems and we did not notice any progress.
This fall I scheduled a place for me at one of Paleomedicina patient events. After two day of o measurements and observations they stopped my insulin. I felt completely safe under Dr. Toth 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. Since then I can only notice improvements, I feel normal, I have normal levels of energy all day long, I can focus, I only have small and normal digestive problems and only if I overeat. Overall I feel much more balanced and I am 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 tea spoon 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
Listen to Vlad’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast here: