I was a vegetarian for decades before diagnosis. Some people can, but I couldn’t keep BG in control being a vegetarian. In order to get enough protein, I was consuming too many carbs along the way & constantly hungry.
My low carb meals following Dr. B consists of lean protein & lots of low carb veggies. I eat vegetables with every meal. I eat a lot of fish, organic eggs (have a friend with healthy, happy free range chickens), nuts & cheese. I use coconut oil, too. For baking, I use almond meal, golden flaxseed meal & coconut flour. Instead of milk, I use unsweetened almond milk. Seems like a very healthy diet to me.
My experience with nutritionists, CDEs & dieticians hasn’t been good. They all push the ADA carb plan & food pyramid.
I say trust your body:) See how you feel & how your body reacts. Reducing insulin needs is a good thing.
During 15 years having diabetes have you relied on doses solely following your doctor’s guidelines? I change my doses all the time on my own & seems that many people do. When changing doses, if you decide to, make small changes by only 1 unit. Stay at this dose for three days so you’ll know the effect.