Juicing and diabetes from a personal perspective? You got it! This is intended as a little diary to share what happens to anyone who might be interested and I know there are conflicting opinions out there so I may share a few and let you decide. I used to have a juicer many, many moons ago and it got broken in the process of moving things around in the house. It wasn't a big deal, just the pulp container, but I lost heart. Recently a friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer and said he could probably fix up and use the juicer, so we gave it to him and he was reporting improved PSA levels. Knowing the increased levels of micronutrients in juiced vegetables, I was not really surprised. I put the idea of juicing on the back burner for a while. Then I saw Jason Vale's amazing documentary. For about 6 or 7 years I have been experiencing horrible psoriasis, so I was tempted. It was time to invest in a new juicer and tackle the problem.
Now the complication is Type 2 diabetes. I am not hugely overweight, but since giving up swimming in my teens I have put on about three stones in weight and I would be happy to lose two of them! I have maybe lost 3 or 4 pounds since being diagnosed diabetic just under 2 years ago, but my diet has been low carb and pretty strict for years due to potato allergy and high blood pressure. There is no way I would do a full on juice detox and diet without consulting my diabetic nurse, but a day or so of sensible juicing couldn't hurt. So here goes....
The picture shows my new juicer at the ready in my very untidy kitchen... boy, does the coffee tea and vitamin corner need a going over! This is my own picture of the Phillips HR 1861 Juicer so please do not copy!