I ended the monthly infusions from the abatacept study I was in with Trialnet in February. I stayed on the grain free, dairy free, legume free diet (paleo diet) since January 2009. Since February to this day my insulin to carb ratio has been 1:50 and I was taking only 2-3 units of lantus a day. I actually stopped taking Lantus 2 weeks ago and my blood sugars are normal (70-120mg/dL). I usually do not take humalog with meals because I eat less than 50g of carb per meal.
Sounds pretty crazy but I just thought I’d share. My nurse practitioner was amazed by the diet but the doctor from the clinical trial seems quite skeptical. The nurse from the study told me that no one from their study reduced their insulin needs as much as me. And trialnet still wants to see me every 3 months. I’m happy about that.
Other news is that I had my one year anniversary a couple of months ago! Yippee! I also volunteered for a JDRF black tie event in May. The theme of the event was 1920’s because that was the decade they discovered insulin. And then I realized that I would have NEVER been born if insulin weren’t discovered because my type 1 diabetic grandpa would have died due to diabetes before he would have had my father!!
Thanks for reading!
PS- I consume about 70-90g of carbs/day and do about 30-40 minutes of lower impact exercise most days (walking, biking, yoga, tennis).