My great niece, has Type 1 Diabetes and I'd run across these
3 articles for simple natural things to help and even heal... If you've not already seen these I thought you all might be interested in them.
First Article: Titled Death to Diabetes about juicing mostly addressing Type 2 but this quote highlighted Brussel sprouts and String beans as being beneficial 'especially' for Type 1.
Brussel sprouts and string beans...
"Raw juices contain natural medicinal nutrients that provide antioxidant, antibiotic, and hormonal balancing benefits. For example, Brussel sprouts and string beans are known to contain insulin-like substances that can be beneficial to Type 2 diabetics, and especially Type 1 diabetics. In addition, phytonutrients needed by the pancreas to produce insulin are present in cucumber and onion juices; and, the phytonutrient properties of broccoli, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach are also beneficial to diabetics."
Quote is from the article Death to Diabetes https://sites.google.com/site/deathtodiabetes/raw-juicing
(my note: After my cancer and cancer treatement and blood clot when I began juicing is when I felt like I was going to live- it was like an infusion of life.)