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Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer
MSN/Pop Sugar ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Stiehl

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diabetes; diet; keto
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There are actual studies showing diabetes can be reversed. Although this is not describing those studies, it is alluding to the general approach needed.
1 posted on 07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

Is that the one I keep getting email from that claims you can lose 37 lbs, in 4 week?


2 posted on 07/15/2018 10:13:18 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: ConservativeMind

Before insulin was discovered in 1921, people with diabetes didn’t live for long; there wasn’t 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 couldn’t save them. Harsh diets (some prescribed as little as 450 calories a day!) sometimes even caused patients to die of starvation.

http://diabetesstopshere.org/2012/08/21/the-history-of-a-wonderful-thing-we-call-insulin/


3 posted on 07/15/2018 10:18:17 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: antidemoncrat

55 lbs for me but it took a year. Tasty food too. And fat is good.


4 posted on 07/15/2018 10:19:14 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: ConservativeMind
It's only good if you want to lose a lot of weight and reverse type 2 diabetes. Other than that...

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.

5 posted on 07/15/2018 10:21:48 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: eyeamok
My wife and I are on a lower carb diet. We continue to easily lose weight, and our blood and other tests look better than ever.

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 ago—and I don’t work out at all, now. I sit at a desk and barely move, but it doesn’t look that way to my life insurance company or to my doctor.

Don’t tell him what I’m doing!

6 posted on 07/15/2018 10:31:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: pgkdan

BTTT!


7 posted on 07/15/2018 10:33:16 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Amazing how the Truth’s we learned in the 60’s still ring true today.

https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/printablematerials/ABriefHistoryOfUSDAFoodGuides.pdf


8 posted on 07/15/2018 10:41:16 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: ConservativeMind

bkmk


9 posted on 07/15/2018 10:51:42 AM PDT by sauropod (I am His and He is mine. #FreeTommy)
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To: dhs12345

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.


10 posted on 07/15/2018 10:56:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ConservativeMind

BookMark


11 posted on 07/15/2018 10:56:48 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr.Eric Cunningham)
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To: ConservativeMind

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


12 posted on 07/15/2018 10:57:27 AM PDT by GregoTX
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To: ConservativeMind

Post ten is for you too any info you could link me would be appriciated


13 posted on 07/15/2018 10:59:21 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: GregoTX

Post 10 is for you also any info you could link me would be greatly appricated...


14 posted on 07/15/2018 11:00:13 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ConservativeMind

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


15 posted on 07/15/2018 11:00:14 AM PDT by Jayster
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To: ConservativeMind

If you’re going on a very low carb diet to cure your type 2 diabetes, DO NOT CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR as often they won’t even be encouraging, following some other dumb government diet guidelines.

Truths:

1. A ketogenic diet will CURE your diabetes.

2. Most keto diets don’t 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 don’t 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.


16 posted on 07/15/2018 11:01:45 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ConservativeMind

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.


17 posted on 07/15/2018 11:02:50 AM PDT by zek157
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To: ConservativeMind

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.


18 posted on 07/15/2018 11:03:36 AM PDT by tiki
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and post ten is for you as well any info you can link me will be greatly appreciated
19 posted on 07/15/2018 11:03:45 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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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.


20 posted on 07/15/2018 11:04:01 AM PDT by dhs12345
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