Our First Guest Speaker Will Discuss The Ketogenic Diet And Diabetes:
Today we are doing something New in our blog. We have with us today, Rachel H. She has written a very moving and powerful post on ketogenic diet & diabetes. She will describe how keto’s affects diabetes and how to use it with diabetes for your advantage.
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KETO TRANSITIONS YOUR ENERGY SOURCE FROM LOW CARB DIABETES DIET, TO LOWER CARB KETO DIET:
If you are diabetic, you likely know that blood sugar is a very vital metric to monitor and control. As a type 2 diabetic myself, I was constantly coached by medical professionals to measure my carbohydrates and sugar intake to control my blood sugar more strictly.
With all of the fuss around diabetes and the increasing population of people it is effecting, many people are now looking for healthier ways of eating that are centric to regulating blood sugar. In fact, many diabetics learn about low carb, paleo, and keto diets in attempt to lose weight and get their diabetes in remission. I can personally tell you that keto is the most effective regimen out there, and here are my findings.
A typical low carb diet still has way too many carbs for a diabetic to tolerate on their own. The concept behind low carb is to consume small amounts of carbs through out the day to offer a consistent source of energy that you can still manage blood sugars on.
If a diabetic doesn’t respond well to the allotted carbs, dietitians will then refer patients to medication to help aid the process. The problem with going to medication is now you are not only forced to make a daily habit of checking you sugar, logging your results and eating pills.No to mention charting your food intake.
But your body learns to rely on the medication and your natural insulin levels will start to diminish. This conundrum then starts the vicious cycle of depleting natural insulin (increased insulin resistance) and the reacting by increasing medication doses.
I have included a short video on the keto diet from Dr Oz. This might help you understand the process a bit better.
PALEO DIET VS KETO DIET AND WHY IT”S BAD FOR DIABETES AND GENERAL HEALTH:
The paleo diet is similar in a sense that it expects low carb for the body, but increases the amount of protein to satisfy hunger and train the body to consume energy from protein over carbs.
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What’s wrong with that? Your body cannot differentiate between protein from food and protein from muscle when you eat the highest levels of food in protein, you are essentially training your body to seek protein for energy- including muscle tissue.
KETO IS THE SOLUTION FOR DIABETES – IT EATS YOUR FATS:
Keto is a high fat moderate protein low carb diet. What does that mean? That means the most consumed nutrient is fat, thereby training your body to look to FAT for its energy source.
This is a great way to condition your body to look for fat in the body to utilize existing energy from breaking down fat over carbs. The point of the Keto diet is to first, become fat adapted and then to continuously stay in a state of ketosis.
WHAT IS KETOSIS?
Ketosis is a metabolic state that your body must be in to be burning fat and increasing metabolic rates. In order to achieve ketosis, you must first be fat adapted as mentioned above and next increases your metabolic rate through clean and unprocessed ingredients that are easy to digest and simple to turn into energy.
IS KETO RIGHT FOR A TYPE 2 DIABETIC?
A resounding (and Bias) YES! Keto is not only effective in maintaining blood sugar, but its healing effect through nutritional support and rapid weightless can actually put your diabetes into remission. In the midst of my journey (12 months in) I went from max doses on 4 different diabetes medications to now currently 2 medications on minimum doses and i STILL have work to do in the weightless sector. I am fully committed to veto and expect to have my diabetes in remission as soon as I reach my health weight.
I do want to strongly suggest that you consult a doctor and nutritionist. not only for careful monitoring of your medication, but to be aware of other health issues. Often beginning ketones will not eat in a balanced way and will begin to lose essential vitamins. Some, need to pay attention to cholesterol. So, it is essential you get your healthcare team informed and on board before committing to this lifestyle.
Hopefully this general overview on the ketogenic diet can help you make an informed decision on whether Keto is a good fit for you. With personal experience in diabetes and following the ketogenic diet. I am happy to answer questions you might have to the subject.I also have a few other links you can use to research more information on the Ketogenic diet.
Campos, Marcelo. “Ketogenic Diet: Is the Ultimate Low-Carb Diet Good for You?” Harvard Health Blog, Harvard Medical School, 6 July 2018.
Dashti, Hussein M, et al. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology, Pulsus Group Inc, 2004.
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Brian’s Final Thoughts:
Thank you to Rachel H. for taking the time to write this detailed post on the Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes. This article was such a detailed look on this subject. Speaking from a diabetic prospective. I think we all are looking for another way to approach this disease and by having the extra tools. We become that much more effective at combating this horrible disease.
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