Hi guys! I mentioned here in a previous post that my 6 year old daughter was just diagnosed a few weeks ago. Currently semi-desperately trying to normalize insulin and blood sugar checks in our daily life and also trying not to overdo it with carbs while at the same time not wanting to completely change what my daughter “can and can’t” have.
My overall question here is - for those of you who have been managing your diabetes pretty well for a really long time - have you used this super low carb diet method that Richard Bernstein advocates?
I had joined and then quickly left a Facebook group of “Parents of newly diagnosed Type 1 Kids” because most of the posts were almost obsessively discussing stuff related to Dr. Bernstein and his work, and I had no clue what they were even talking about and it was overwhelming.
Anyway, I have his book now and am flying through it, and see a lot of the value in it. But the fact that SO MANY THINGS that are normal (even if not in huge amounts in our diet) in what we tend to eat are on the do-not-eat list (so, bread, pasta, fruit, cereal, milk, corn, potatoes…etc.)…just…wow. Of course I want to give her these in careful moderation, but the idea of cutting them out entirely is crushing.
Any thoughts? I’d love your thoughts on this.