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Re: [IP] re: low carb/ no insulin "therapy" for type 1


Not trying to "jump you."  Just pointing out that people with type 1
diabetes MUST have insulin to survive.  So either your friends parents don't
have type 1 or something got confused somewhere.  To let something this
deadly go by unchallenged is, in my opinion, irresponsible.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Faith" <email @ redacted>
To: "IP 1st (IP 1st)" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 1:51 PM
Subject: [IP] re: low carb/ no insulin "therapy" for type 1

> <<<<<<<<< From: "Marisa Schmidt" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] low carb/no insulin "therapy" for type 1
> I think your friend is confused.  Before the discovery of insulin the
> therapy was, as you described, a very low carb diet - otherwise known as
> the starvation diet.  Some patients were able to survive several years
> doing this.  One young man actually survived 6 years.  However, these
> patients were skeletal and horribly weak.  They did not lead normal
> lives.  To survive you must feed your cells and to feed your cells you
> must have insulin.  I think this is dangerous misinformation to spread.
> Marisa>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> Good grief, what is it with this list latelly??
> All I shared is what someone I met who is an RN and well versed in
> naturopathic stuff said about her own parents (whose dr is very happy
> with their A1c's) is doing.  Her parents are not skeletal or weak and
> have been doing this for more than 10 years.
> I would not do this or recomend it to anyone else.
> I am not spreading dangerous misinformation, just the experience of
> someone I met.
> golly,
> I hate getting jumped on on this list.
> Faith, pumping with the dtron plus 4-5-03
> type 1 diabetic 21+ years and glad to be here
> pumping since 08-00
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