Hi all. I am so glad to see someone discussing this. I am always on the prowl for innovative health info, and I love trying to figure out how to incorporate that new-found info into the diabetic’s lifestyle.
I am T1 since 1995 on MDI (sorry, just not interested in pumping yet; thanks for trying). Back in the late Nineties and early 2000s, I was quite committed to bodybuilding and exercise in general. At that time (not really realizing it), I had had a diet that was kind of similar to the slow-carb concept. There were a lot of egg whites, cans of tuna, and beans in my diet. My workouts would generally make me crash into hypo territory, depending on the muscle group, and it was there that I would always incorporate a carb-laden meal as a follow-up (violating Tim’s proscription of doing so). Obviously, I have lapsed a bit since those days, but it was at that time that I remember having the tightest control of BGs as well as a better overall health picture.
I am about halfway through the audio book edition of The_Four_Hour_Body, and I definitely like what I hear. I was very fond of Tim Ferriss’s last work, The_Four_Hour_Work_Week (and I liked that reader better too, incidentally); so – while I am loath to listen to anyone’s gimmicky diet plan, I already have a great deal of trust in Mr. Ferriss’s frankness and thoroughness when it comes to his research and explanations. I know he is not a diabetic, but I would love to have him explain a possible application for us, because I feel that he is definitely on to something. Perhaps I will work on this.
I am going to begin the diet next week as well, and I will definitely keep everyone posted, and I hope you all will do the same. Best of luck!