I’ve recently noticed a bunch of Type 1’s on social media switch from low or moderate-carb to whole food plant-based diet (high-carb low-fat) with great success. I’m definitely interested in the WFPB diet, but obviously have a bunch of questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My treatment consists of Tresiba and Novolog at meals. Some of my initial questions are below.
- Does the diet help or hurt the Dawn Phenomenon? Based on my past experience, the more carbs I eat, the worse my DP.
- How many calories should I consume per day? Also, how many (percentage) of those calories should come from fat?
- When you initially made the switch, did anyone run into major stomach issues (bloating, abdominal pain, etc.) from the increased fiber intake?