Conflicting diet/nutrition information is giving me food anxiety. I've read books and internet articles, talked to my doctors, talked to a dietitian, and I just don't know what to believe anymore!
I was diagnosed about a year ago, at age 26, with a normal A1C but two failed OGTT's and 3 diabetes autoantibodies. I started taking a tiny amount of Lantus, but I quit sweets right away and didn't ever see spikes over 150, so no rapid insulin was needed.
I kept lowering the carbs. I read Bernstein. I learned about Paleo and have adopted most of it. My blood sugars are great on a very low carb diet, and diabetes doesn't seem to be progressing. The thing is, I don't know if very low carb is the right thing to do (for me).
Will low carb slow the type 1 progression? Will it prevent future complications? I don't know. But my doctor, my endocrinologist, my dietitian, my type 1 diabetic sister and her endocrinologist all think low carb diets really harm your metabolism and are too high in fat. In fact, I haven't met a single person in real life that thinks low carb diets are good for you.
Now that I've been on this diet for about a year and my total cholesterol is about 300, my doctors are patiently telling me to eat some more carbs. Part of me wants to ignore them. I'm wondering if I am just being stubborn and have completely lost perspective.
Can anyone offer words of wisdom? Should just be listening to my doctors? How do you all decide what medical advice to adopt?