People with diabetes are often categorized into one of two groups…

The first group is people who have Type 1 diabetes.

Individuals who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes are born with an inability to produce their own insulin. For this reason, most people with Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed at a very early age.

The second group is people that have Type 2 diabetes.

This is the most common form of diabetes, and individuals who are diagnosed often learn they have Type 2 diabetes as adults.

With this type of diabetes, something happens in the body which does not allow your body to process and use insulin properly.

At first, your pancreas produces extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time, it isn’t able to make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

But, what you may not know is that there is actually a third type of diabetes known as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)–or type 1.5 diabetes.

Why is this important to know?

It’s important because every day people get misdiagnosed and end up getting overtreated–usually with the means of medications–for a problem that can be managed naturally.

Here are the facts regarding diabetes 1.5…

What Causes LADA or Diabetes 1.5

Type 1.5 diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-making beta cells in the pancreas, similar to Type 1 diabetes.

However, like Type 2, the progression of when the attacks become a problem typically happens to people who are over 30 years old.

This is why so many cases of Type 1.5 diabetes are diagnosed asType 2.

While no form of diabetes is ideal, it’s better to be diagnosed with Type 1.5 instead of Type 2.

The reason: Type 1.5 diabetes can often be controlled with natural methods such as nutrient-rich diets.

How to Use Food to Naturally Manage Type 1.5 Diabetes

Food is the most powerful tool you can use when healing your body.

That being said, diabetes can be a very dangerous condition. Always make sure you have your doctor’s approval before you attempt to treat yourself with only food.

If you have the go-ahead to makes changes to your diet to naturally manage your Type 1 diabetes, here’s what I recommend…

Switch to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Type 1.5 diabetes is caused by an inflammatory response in the body. [Link to https://carolinasnaturalhealth.com/magical-tonic-recipe-reduce-inflammation/]

For that reason, making a switch to consuming more anti-inflammatory foods is vital for healing.

I recommend the following foods…

  • Avocados
  • Asparagus
  • Coconut
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Root vegetables
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Peppers
  • Yogurt

Consume Foods with Antiviral Properties

In an effort not to inflame your gut, I also recommend that you eat foods with antiviral properties.

This includes foods such as…

  • Echinacea
  • Licorice root
  • Astragalus
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Lemons
  • Turmeric
  • Coconut oil
  • Mushrooms

Avoid Trigger Foods

Last, but not least, it’s important to avoid trigger foods that will cause any sort of autoimmune response such as…

  • White flour
  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Cow milk
  • Canola oil
  • Legumes/nuts

Looking for some additional meal ideas that are ideal for people with diabetes? Check out our 5 food swap recommendations.