T1 Shelby Hughes Is Thriving on the Paleo Diet

Dietitian Kelly Schmidt posted an interview with Shelby at her blog. Shelby seems to tolerate a fair amount of carbohydrate (fruit and starchy vegetables) although I don’t know how much insulin she’s taking to process them. Her case of diabetes is a little unusual since she wasn’t diagnosed until age 39. I wonder if she has some residual beta cell insulin production.

Another thing I like about this story is that it illustrates that a paleo diet doesn’t have to be based on meat.

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2 responses to “T1 Shelby Hughes Is Thriving on the Paleo Diet

  1. Thanks for extending this blog post to your community. I believe we have the same goal in mind with our websites, by which is spreading the word on what a healthy template is for people with diabetes. Thank you! Much appreciated.

  2. I had never thought about using a paleo diet to help with diabetes! My step-father has been having the worst time controlling his blood sugar, so this could possibly help him a lot. Thanks for posting this!