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Juicing and Diabetes

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Posted by Leggzs72 on 5 years ago I have been a member of the join the reboot website for months now and I?m still unsure if juicing is safe for someone with diabetes. I have not seen a doctor in 4 years but I know I need to lose between 30-40lbs. I want to start losing but cant afford to see a dr and I will have to wait up to 6 months to get assistance from the county I live in for health care. Any suggestions on how I can safely juice before seeing a dr?

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  • katiejay

    5 years ago
    Hi Leggzs72...I have type 2 diabetes and when I began juicing on April 9th, I was taking 5 Metformin throughout the day and at night was injecting as much as 75 units of insulin. For the first 40 days, I juiced at breakfast and lunch, then had plant protein for supper with my favourite being Curried Lentil Soup. 33 days ago I started doing a 60-Day Reboot. I am now OFF of insulin and am down to 4 Metformin daily. The important thing to remember is that your juice needs to be mostly vegetables. For 1 quart of juice, I use: Large handful of spinach 1 cucumber 4 stalks celery 1 small beet or half a medium one 1 carrot 2 apples 1 big thumb of ginger 1 lemon I have found that juicing has been wonderful for my blood sugar. All the best, Kate (Day 73 since beginning)
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    How much weight have you lost ?
  • jlynch401

    5 years ago
    Great Post on type 2 diabetes..JUST what I was looking for! Thank you!
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    Thank you for your informative message Kate. I will definitely keep it in mind if and when Im able to start my juice fast. Any good juice recipes you like that you want to share with me?
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    Is the juice you told me about one you have often and how long does it last you?
  • katiejay

    5 years ago
    This is the only juice that I drink that way I know exactly what to buy and how much I need. I'm a little obsessive about it, I think. The recipe I mentioned makes about 1 quart. I drink half of it for breakfast, then the rest sometime around noon. I have another quart available to start on when I feel a little hungry. I think other people drink a lot more - and have more variety, but I'm really concerned about keeping my blood sugar level. Many other people on these boards are not diabetic and they can juice whatever they want - they don't know how lucky they are, do they?
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    No they dont Katie. Thank you for the advice :)
  • jambo101

    5 years ago
    I'm diabetic,when i did a 12 day reboot i had problems with low sugar events usually at least once a day,weaning myself off of medication was a delicate balancing act as the longer you juice the less medication you need, my endocrinologist told me to drop 10% on the medication to start and as time goes on drop by 10% increments as your blood sugar readings dictate.. I'd advise to never be out of arms reach of sugar pills while doing the reboot
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    My sugar stays on the high side most of the time. I was taking metformin but stopped only because I dont have the means to see a dr regularly to keep getting the medication.
  • jambo101

    5 years ago
    Bit off topic but as i live in Canada i will never understand how a government(USA) would allow many of its people to be in a position of not having the means to see a doctor. Are there no free diabetic clinics in your area?.
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    None Jambo. We have a free clinic but it could take 6 months to a year to be accepted.
  • jconrade

    5 years ago
    Good for you for taking charge and trying to get your condition under control naturally. Good on you! As Joe would say! Most communties do have some free service. But there are income limits to many. The working poor are caught in the middle. Can't afford the care/health insurance and make too much $ to qualify. We can afford computers and TV's and cell phones but not healthcare. Sad. Poor in America are considered wealthy to most of the rest of the world.
  • Leggzs72

    5 years ago
    Our system in the U.S is pretty messed up as far as health care is concerned.

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