A little About Dr. Neal Bernard's Program
Someone wanted to know a bit about the diet I follow that let me get off of insulin. Dr. Neal Bernard's Program for Reversing Diabetes is about reducing insulin resistance. He posits that it is animal fats and proteins that gum up the "locks" that receive insulin allowing glucose to enter the muscle where it can be used rather than becoming overly concentrated in the blood, therefore his diet is 100% vegan. Before you moan too loudly, however, consider this, when I ate meat, milk products and eggs, I was ALWAYS HUNGRY! And I frequently craved unhealthy foods. Now I eat whenever I want and I couldn't care less if anyone around me is eating sugary stuff -- because I no long have any appetite for that junk. There are additional factors in choosing foods on his program, most notably acceptable food choices are those that are low on the glycemic index. I was initially afraid to try this because I would actually be increasing my carbohydrate usage. I had tried low-glycemic index carbs before, however, along with meat, eggs, and dairy, and that was a blood sugar disaster. But vegan low glycemic eating is no problem. I can now eat whole grains and beans as well as fruits, nuts and seeds, soy and almond milks and of course vegetables! While I don't recall Dr. Bernard mentioning it, I would also recommend Beanzyme until your system develops its ability to digest these foods on its own.
Yes, I only tried this because I was desperate, but it didn't take me long to realize that this was the right choice for me and I cannot imagine ever returning to my former eating habits.