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I'm an insulin dependent, Type II diabetic. & still have a minuscule amount of Insulin still being produced by my pancreas I was having a problem keeping my blood sugars in the good range until he started tweaking my diet The final result, for me was 30 % protein, 25% fat, & 45% carbohydrates He explained this particular ratio was because I had an Indian heritage My great-grandmother was Cherokee & Indians have subsisted on meat such a long time their bodies have adapted One of the reasons so

many Indians are now obese is that their diet has been changed to be more like Sparks 20, 30, 50 model Their diet has been modified, but their metabolism hasn't adjusted in the 100+ years they have been "Americanized" Check with your Endo before modifying YOUR diet. My last A1c was 6.0 & no ketones
- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 1/23/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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MOJAVESMITH 2/5/2011 12:37:00 PM


Both grandfathers had diabetes, sis and I had gestational 20 yrs ago and mother became type 2 approx 15 yrs ago. Now sis and I are type 2. We always ate a meat diet (lots of wild game) rounded off w/ veg and salad.

So looks like diabetes was unavoidable because we inherited from our ancestors. My cousin is 1/2 Paiute and had insulin dependant type 2 diabetes for years.

LADYBUGVIV 2/2/2011 10:56:00 AM

    When I read the lead-in to your "secret",I gave a silent hurrah!
We have to listen to our own bodies and these we have 'inherited' from our ancestors. Kudos to you for listening to both your body and the knowledge of your doctor.
I hope that you continue in good health and in spreading the 'Spark'.

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