How Do You Eat A Raw Food Diet If You’re Diabetic Or Pre-Diabetic?

I get this question asked of me all of the time. How can I possibly go on a raw food diet if I have diabetes?

By the way, when I talk about diabetes in this article I’m mainly refering to type 2 or adult onset diabetes. Though what I’m teaching you here can also have incredibly beneficial effects for type 1 diabetics.

So I’ll answer it here and I’ll add the label of FAQ to this post. Eventually I’ll create a Frequently Asked Questions page so I don’t have to give the same answers repeatedly.

Also make sure to keep your eyes peeled. Tomorrow I’m going to announce a limited opportunity. Only the quickest people to take action will be able to take advantage of this. I’ll let you know more tomorrow. So watch your email.

And now for the question from Carol.


Hi Roger,

  I have been  getting your e-mail blogs, and I absolutely love reading them.  Thanks for putting together such interesting information.
I was curious about one thing.  How do you maintain a raw food diet if you
are diabetic, or pre-diabetic?  Do you eliminate all the fruits?

   Just curious.

Kind Regards,



Thanks for that great question Carol. I’m sorry I couldn’t answer you sooner. Please realize that I get so many questions sent to me via email that I can’t possibly answer them all individually.

But I will from time to time pick from certain of these questions and answer them on my blog.

Just to let you know, when I was first going raw I had the same kind of questions. I couldn’t imagine a diabetic going raw and eating all of that fruit.

But then again it shows how little I knew about the cause of sustained high blood sugar levels. And what’s worse is the negligence in the medical community about informing all people and all type 2 diabetics of the true cause of diabetes.

In virtually all cases the cause isn’t from sugar or carbohydrates in the diet. And this has been proven in studies repeatedly since at least the 1940’s or so. But you never hear the medical community say they know the cause and cure for diabetes.

Why do you think that is?

I believe it’s because treating diabetes is a huge industry. There’s a ton of money to be made in the production and distribution of insulin. In creating the need for constant doctors visits. And all of the incredible expenses associated with diabetes.

Now I’m sure most doctors are simply unaware of the cause and cure. But there are people in the hierarchy of the medical world that do know the cause, but revealing it would mean the loss of billions of dollars in profits.

So they’ll never announce they have a cure for type 2 diabetes.

Studies Done On Medical Students:

This kind of study has been done repeatedly and always with the same results.

Here’s a quote from from "Fasting and Eating for Health" by Joel Fuhrman M.D.

"In one study, healthy young medical students were fed a very high fat diet containing egg yolks, heavy cream, and butter and within two days all of the students had blood sugar levels high enough to be labeled diabetic."

The general study goes like this. They feed medical students an ultra high fat diet for a week. After one week most of the students have blood sugar readings that put them in the diabetic range. They always have to cut the study short because it would be unsafe for the medical students to continue.

Then they take those same students and put them on an ultra high carbohydrate or sugar based diet. (Carbohydrates are sugars) They keep the study going for 11 weeks and those students still have normal blood sugar readings.

The real cause of diabetes is not carbohydrates in the diet but excess fat in the diet and on your body. The excess fat dramatically slows down the effectiveness if insulin. It doesn’t matter if this fat is cooked or raw. Excess fat in the diet will cause all sorts of blood sugar metabolic disorders including diabetes, chronic fatigue and an overgrowth of candida albicans.

In general you can eat all the fruit you want and it will never cause diabetes. But if you eat lots of fruit and have a high fat diet, you’re asking for trouble. Unfortunately many raw foodists eat a high fat raw diet and end up having to stop eating raw because they’re damaging their health.

I’ve got two great audios for you to listen to that tackle this issue head on. One is on this page by Dr. Hans Diehl.

The other is my two part audio interview of Dr. Timothy Trader.

After reading this and listening to these audios you’ll realize that eating fruit is our natural diet and it produces the best health results for generally healthy people.

There may be some cases where a person’s health is so far gone that he or she will have to take precautions that a healthy person does not. But remember, fruit and carbohydrate eating is never the cause of diabetes. If you eat an Optimal Raw Food Diet, not only will you not have to worry about diabetes, you’ll experience a level of health and happiness that you didn’t think was possible.

To Your Radiant, Health, Happiness, Fitness and Freedom, Roger Haeske

P.S. For more free educational raw food diet audios, you can visit this page on my site.

P.P.S. One of the best ways to overcome diabetes is to be thin and muscular. Just being 10 pounds overweight can double your body’s requirement for insulin. If you don’t want diabetes, then you’d better be thin. This program can help you achieve that goal in 15 minutes per day.




How Do You Eat A Raw Food Diet If You’re Diabetic Or Pre-Diabetic? — 3 Comments

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  2. Just to confirm what Roger is saying; I am a Type-1 diabetic and have noticed that whenever I eat a low fat raw diet (of just fruits and vegetables) my blood sugars are very easy to keep low. As a matter of fact, I need to cut my insulin requirements by quite a bit because my numbers start to go TOO LOW if I’m not careful.

    It’s nonsense that fruit causes diabetes or that diabetics shouldn’t eat it!

  3. Hi
    I m type 2 diabetic looking for some help, at the moment I m eating raw food but something is
    not going , because my A1c is steel high.
    If you can help .
    Thanks hanna

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