My husband is an insulin dependant diabetic, our doctor also said No to juicing. Guess what we have ignored her ( not to be recommended but we have made our informed choice) but we haven't totally ignored her just not gone full juice, we are juicing with light meals as well. This is producing results but in a much slower time frame.
We are doing a modified juicing program. The juices are very low on fruit and heavy on leafy greens. It makes it hard in some ways because Colin hates the green taste and is HIGHLY allergic to capsicum so disguising the green taste without upping the fruit level is a challenge.
Our base is usually baby spinach, carrot, celery, kale, red cabbage, lettuce, parsley, cucumber and lemon and ginger root. I do add broccoli stems and green tops if I have them, Silverbeet leaves (Chard), beetroot leaves and coriander (cilantro) again its what I have on hand but the first 10 are our base spin.
The fruit is also what is seasonal but usually apple, pear, orange, tangerine, grapes, tomato, kiwifruit, pineapple. The usual is apple and tomato and if the pears are nice a pear (soluble fibre and lycopene) for extra liquid.
I don't add wheatgrass because neither one of us can stand it, some people can others can't, I add beetroot, garlic and turmeric root to my section of the juice after I make up the rest. I juice in three parts, first the greens, decant into a separate jug, then the fruit, make up Colin's juice , add the Lugol's tincture, Sprinkle some cinnamon on The Bosses juice and serve. I combine what is left and then juice my beetroot, and garlic etc. and add that to my juice along with my dose of Lugol's.
How diabetic are you? diet controlled, tablets, or insulin? Also how controlled is your diabetes? Are your BSL stable or are they all over the place? The answers to these questions will give some idea of how to proceed. Only you will know the answers. I would ask your doctor why the negative answer on the juicing, the reason we were given a negative was Colin has not been on insulin more than a year and our doc considered him not stable in is BSL control to proceed.
I do our heavy juice in the morning, Colin has his measure (500 ml) and I have mine (500ml) I then save the rest for me to have during the day. Colin then has a high protein breakfast along with his other meds (which must be taken with food, juice just doesn't do it)
Lunch time is normally a smoothie for him, made with kefir yoghurt and chia and other fibre rich grains along with a shot of the morning juice plus some frozen berries or grapes for added nutrients and chill factor. He also has his biggest meal of the day, a mix of whatever is around but very light on carbs, today's lunch was a tomato, a celery and cucumber salad with a coriander pesto, a left over sausage from last night, a couple of dates and 4 prunes, 150 ml of probiotic grained yoghurt and a slice of homemade Linseed, Chia and Quinoa stoneground wholemeal flour bread with labneh cheese spread. It sounds a lot but our evening meal will be a light green salad with leftover roast chicken, we are having a coconut and chia seed pudding tonight so our main part of our evening meal will be light.
This sort of gives you an idea of how we combine juicing and food in our place. It can be done and achieve results.
Best of luck