Skip to comments.Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer
Posted on 07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there's another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes.
We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the most from the keto diet, and how to successfully use the diet to treat type 2 diabetes. He stressed that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the keto diet should be done under close medical supervision, especially if the patient takes medication that lowers blood sugar or blood pressure as it can lead to dangerous side effects.
But once you get the go-ahead from your doctor, here's how it works:
In addition to helping regulate blood sugar levels and fighting insulin resistance, Dr. Phinney notes that the keto diet has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Since inflammation may be a cause of diabetes, this is especially beneficial for type 2 diabetes patients.
When done properly and under medical supervision, a ketogetnic diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes. If you're thinking of giving it a shot, be sure to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to create an effective, sustainable plan.
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Is that the one I keep getting email from that claims you can lose 37 lbs, in 4 week?
Before insulin was discovered in 1921, people with diabetes didnt live for long; there wasnt much doctors could do for them. The most effective treatment was to put patients with diabetes on very strict diets with minimal carbohydrate intake. This could buy patients a few extra years but couldnt save them. Harsh diets (some prescribed as little as 450 calories a day!) sometimes even caused patients to die of starvation.
55 lbs for me but it took a year. Tasty food too. And fat is good.
Before I started keto about 2.5 years ago I was 150 lbs heavier and while taking nearly 400 units of insulin a day (360 to be exact) had fasting blood sugar readings over 250. I'm now 150 lbs lighter, normal fasting sugars and I haven't taken any insulin in over two years...and never will again.
We eat as much as we want of formerly bad foods. We do try to have a medium avocado a day. We use erythritol, xylitol, and other sweeteners to help.
Due to eating so much and to the general effect of what low carb does, we wind up skipping meals because we a still feel full.
We do not try to reduce any calories, and that is exceptionally freeing.
We started to lose a little weight before requalifying for life insurance. After two months, we both shot up to preferred plus rates and our total cholesterol to HDL was wonderfully good. Every marker said we were healthier than we could have hoped. My numbers looked as good as when I was working out every day, twenty years agoand I dont work out at all, now. I sit at a desk and barely move, but it doesnt look that way to my life insurance company or to my doctor.
Dont tell him what Im doing!
Amazing how the Truth’s we learned in the 60’s still ring true today.
Where did you get your meal plans for this diet? I have seen so many all wanting big bucks saying ‘This plan is the safe effective way” blah blah blah. I ‘m not sure which one to trust.
Im keto and I no longer show any signs of diabetes for over a year now (and other medical issues cleared as well). You would think my doctor would like this... you would think
Post ten is for you too any info you could link me would be appriciated
Post 10 is for you also any info you could link me would be greatly appricated...
Anyone reading this.....
Do a Youtube search under Joe Rogan and Keto.
Good stuff there with experts on the subject
Look into Intermittent Fasting also.
You are welcome
If youre going on a very low carb diet to cure your type 2 diabetes, DO NOT CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR as often they wont even be encouraging, following some other dumb government diet guidelines.
1. A ketogenic diet will CURE your diabetes.
2. Most keto diets dont take into account the gut biome so the gut bugs cravings will make your diet fail at some point.
3. If you go for a very low carb diet, and use the carbs you allow yourself to feed a healthy gut bug population, you will have no diabetes and no bad cravings and you will feel very good mentally. (The most beneficial gut bugs crave fibrous cooked veggies and cooked and cooled, reheated potatoes and other tubers.)
But yeah, it should work! You dont even have to stay constantly in keto but avoiding all the sugars will cure the diabetes. You need to remember food cravings come from the bacteria, and the bad ones want sugar sugar sugar. You need those to die out and the healthy ones will crave roasted veggies and potatoes. I promise.
I wouldn’t ask my dr about anything diet related. He’s watched me lose 50-60 lbs over the last couple years and has zero understanding about keto/ low carb.
He wasn’t to happy about me dropping the Lipitor either.
I know a woman who was on insulin and medications and was still having problems keeping her diabetes under control. She went on a strict Keto diet and was able to gradually get off all of them. She did find out that she can’t eat pork as it wreaks havoc with her diabetes.
Very simple. Less than 25 grams of net carbs per day. No counting calories necessary. No watching fat at all.
Net carbs = grams carbs - grams fiber.
You will have cravings and you wean off of sugar and carbs.
Additional benefits - more veggies because you have to replace the junk food with something.
Many fast food restaurants will prepare the food low carb too.
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