In Episode 62 I sat down with Exercise Physiologist, Type 1 Diabetic and lover all things health and wellness. In this conversation we discuss Drew’s journey with Type 1 Diabetes and how various dietary frameworks have affected his blood sugars, insulin requirements and overall well-being.
This episode is for absolutely everyone, not just folks with Diabetes. Drew is a wealth of knowledge and through his regular blood glucose monitoring has so much objective insight into how food affects our bodies at the cellular level each and every day. Above all, he’s a super honest fella, articulate and just wants to help people realise true health.
Specifically we covered:
- Drew’s early years growing up including his health, diet and interests
- The symptoms Drew experienced in the lead up to being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
- Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes – how he felt mentally and what advice he was given by health professionals
- What Type 1 Diabetes is and how it differs to Type 2 Diabetes
- How Drew monitors his blood glucose and administers exogenous insulin
- Role of exercise and insulin resistance
- Drew’s experience with the Paleo Diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance
- Drew’s experience with the Keto Diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance
- How a Keto diet can help with blood glucose control but why there is more to consider
- Drew’s experience with a low fat Plant Based diet and how it affected his insulin requirements and carbohydrate tolerance
- The mechanisms behind the change in insulin resistance that Drew experienced across these dietary frameworks
- Why sugar shouldn’t be blamed for Type 2 Diabetes
- Myths and misconceptions about the Keto diet
- Importance of keeping healthy carbohydrates like unrefined grains and legumes in the diet
- Large population studies and diabetes incidence – what can we learn from these people?
- What the Diabetic Association diets are like and why plant-based nutrition for people with insulin resistance/Diabetes isn’t mainstream yet
- Stress & Sleep and how they affect insulin resistance
- Resources for anyone wanting to understand how to transition to a plant-based diet to reduce insulin resistance
- and much more
If you want to learn more about Type 2 Diabetes, insulin resistance and nutrition definitely listen to my earlier episode with Dr Neal Barnard
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