A T1D friend on the other side of the U.S. continent shared this story with me. I am a T1D. Because I have found this to be an absolutely remarkable, newsworthy, descriptive, helpful and realistic share…I share it – have to share it – with you. It’s long. But listening is most beneficial.
Type Ones and Type Twos, listen up!
“The Disorder Formerly Known as Juvenile Diabetes: The Complexity of Type 1 Diabetes”
“Are Type 1 Diabetes symptoms the same as Type 2 Diabetes symptoms? Can Type 1 Diabetes treatments be applied successfully to Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Jody Stanislaw, whose Tedx Talk entitled Sugar is Not a Treat has surpassed one million views, breaks down the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.”
“Tune in to discover:
- The connection between dietary fat and insulin resistance
- Nutrition and fitness facts to help with effective Diabetes management
- The ideal Type 1 Diabetes diet
“Jody is a naturopathic doctor and a Certified Diabetes Educator, who specializes in training Type 1 Diabetes patients to properly adjust and administer their insulin without fear or guesswork. She also suffers from the disease herself and has since her early childhood. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 is an irreversible auto-immune disorder. There is currently no Type 1 Diabetes cure.
“Managing Type 1 Diabetes is much more complex than simply monitoring sugar intake. Hormone levels, genetics, body mass index, activity levels, and dozens of other factors actively contribute to a person’s blood sugar range each day. Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not associated with Type 1 Diabetes causes. In fact, no specific causes have been identified to date.
“Jody embraces a mostly plant based food diet and educates her patients on plant-based diet benefits as well. She also acknowledges that most people will not be capable of realistically adhering to a very strict diet 100% of the time. She offers specific advice to her patients and on her website for how a Type 1 Diabetes patient can adjust their insulin and blood sugar testing in order to indulge safely for special occasions.
Just keepin’ you informed, as always!
A. K. Buckroth, www.mydiabeticsoul.com