Type 1 diabetes is the inheritable type of diabetes that accounts for about 5–10% of all cases of diabetes. It is an autoimmune disease that turns the body’s immune system against the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Eventually, the immune system completely impairs the pancreas’s ability to produce insulin, resulting in uncontrollable blood sugar levels that wreak havoc on the body.
Typically, the only way to manage the blood sugar levels of people with type 1 diabetes is to take insulin. However, recent research suggests that there are other ways to help control blood sugar levels (and potentially reduce the severity disease) as well.
Here are the three interventions that have shown promising results:
- Following a standard ketogenic diet
- Restricting the consumption of dairy and wheat products to see if insulin production improves
- Supplementing with vitamin D3 and plenty of sunlight
Although these three suggestions seem simple enough to follow, they will cause dramatic changes in your body and insulin requirements. This is why it is important to read our article on type 1 diabetes and work together with your doctor before making these adjustments to your diet and lifestyle.