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Paul Mason 1: DIABETICS (type 1 & 2) can benefit from avoiding lectins, along with low carb eating

:::annotated, summarized…please share with loved ones:::

interviewed by Dr Mariela Glandt
April 2020

Type 1 diabetic patients…

General daily insulin requirements:
.3 to .5 units per kg bodyweight

assuming type 1 patient is insulin sensitive

want the lowest amount of insulin
possible for type 1 also

There are patients who have been type 1 for
a long time, who end up 8 to 9 units basal

That is a level where won’t have too
much insulin resistance :
-perfect health
-normal lifespan

Type 1’s are subject to same problems as type 2’s:
-if eat whatever they want, will gain weight
-will be worse because their basal insulin is always high

(even insulin resistant people have
dips between meals)

We have 10 type 1 patients, on insulin,
fairly recently diagnosed:
put them on ketogenic diet,
are able to be off insulin for years

“it’s worth trying!”

There are case studies where,
given a lectin-elimination diet:
-insulin honeymoon period for a very long time

Every patient gets an antibody screen…

and, frequently, these “type 2 diabetics”:
are NOT type 2 diabetics!
They have LADA
(latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
they also need lectin-elimination diet!

Patients with LADA have both:
-type 2 diabetes &
-type 1 pancreas smashed by immune system:
need both keto & lectin-free diet to
control glucose

There is something about a low lectin diet that
improves glucose control better
than simply a low carb diet

We also know that many lectins,
(wheat germ, gluten, concanavalin, and others):
-bind to insulin receptors
(inducing insulin resistance)
-enduce denovolipogenesis
(growing fat cells)

those who have anti-bodies
(autoimmune issue): cut out lectins!

Studies, in animals, given lectins:
-they gain weight
-sugar control worsens

take lectins away, things get better


LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)

A slow-progressing form of autoimmune diabetes,
somewhat similar to type 1 diabetes…since
pancreas stops producing adequate insulin.

Antibody screen

Indirectly detects and identifies unexpected
circulating antibodies in patient’s blood.


Anti-nutrient proteins that bind to carbohydrates.
Their plant defending features may cause
problems during human digestion, causing
negative side effects.

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