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Is Anyone A Type 2 Diabetic And Following A Ketogenic Diet

Is Anyone A Type 2 Diabetic And Following A Ketogenic Diet

My doctor has instructed me to start this diet. He informs me that the first four days will be difficult because there will be no sugar. In your answers, could you share with me what have been the easiest changes to make? What have been the most difficult changes to make? Are you receiving any support from a dietician? Have you seen a drop in your sugar levels? Have you been able to loose weight? Have you been taken off insulin/medication because you blood sugars are under better control… read more

posted September 21, 2017
A DiabetesTeam Member

My wife hounded me about my weight.

My doctor told me that I was diabetic. I thanked her. It was the excuse I need to fix my health. I’m 65.

At the start of a ketogenic diet you will suffer from sugar withdraw. So, replace the sugar with animal fats. Eat eggs fried in butter or fatty ground beef.

Read ingredients and nutrition labels. Find foods with zero carbs and plenty of fat, saturated fat. Avoid all vegetable oils. If it has a paragraph of ingredients don’t buy it.

A dietitian told me to make a journal. Instead, I made a chart. The headings were how I felt about 20 minutes after I ate. I recorded which food made me feel which way. I stopped eating the foods that made me feel bad. I eat the foods that make me feel good.

Experiment. I got this inflamed ankle. I ate some rice crackers. So, I stopped eating them for a week. The ankle healed. Then, I intentionally ate some more rice crackers. In about an hour my ankle started swelling again.

I eat 4 to 8 eggs a day fried in tallow or butter. Cholesterol is not unwanted gunk. It is a valuable building block of your body. Without it, you’d die. Your liver makes more cholesterol than you can eat. This is not a mistake. You need more cholesterol than you eat. There is absolutely no correlation between cholesterol in your blood and heart attacks. Stop worrying about your cholesterol.

Readings “Eat Fat Get Thin”, Barry Groves, “The Great Cholesterol Con” Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, “The Big Fat Surprise” Nina Teicholz, The “Grain Brain”, David Perlmutter.

I cook for me. My wife cooks for herself. Particular shelves in the pantry are mine.

I never got headaches. I progressed slowly into this diet eliminating one food at a time. I let my body tell me what was next to go. I didn’t force it. I respected it.

Keep a chart of your weight over time. The daily fluctuations don’t matter. It’s the trend over 3 or 4 weeks. My fluctuations are up to 1 lb per day. My trend is down 1 to 2 lbs per week. I never felt hungry, no supplements, no exercise, didn’t weigh my food, and didn’t count calories.

You only have 90mg/dL X 5L/person X 10dL/L X 1gm/1000mg= 4.5gm/person
This is about 1 teaspoon! So 30gm a day is almost 7 times as much as you have in your body. I eat 0 to 1gm of carbs per day.

I beat diabetes and have no more arthritis, bloating, heartburn, skin tabs, warts, food cravings, chest pains, panic attacks, or high blood pressure. My heart rate went down from 90s to 70s. I’ve lost 54 lbs and feel alive. I can stand up without the need to grab onto a chair.

And best of all, I get more affection from my wife. Got to love that!

posted March 5, 2019
A DiabetesTeam Member

A year ago i was told i had type 2 with readings of 19.3. so I stopped eating potatoes, rice, bread and anything with sugar in. I now eat lots of veg, fish & meat. a year on my readings are 5.5 and the doctors tells my i'm now in full remission and stopped taking metoformin 5 weeks ago and levels are still 5.5 on average. It can be done. I lost 2 stone which helped i'm sure. My parents & aunts had type 2 so it ran in the family seeing them die from it gave me lots of motivation.

posted April 1, 2019
A DiabetesTeam Member

My dietitian recommended I have a minimum of 46 carbs per meal and I must eat three meals a day. I shouldn't go over 160 carbs a day so I do get a little wiggle room. She too taught me the plate method and how to balance my meal choices. The biggest advice I have received is to exercise because of its impact on GL.

posted September 24, 2017
A DiabetesTeam Member

I am doing keto right now. My ketones are at 80; almost at the top of the scale. I feel fine except for the detox effect if you know what I mean. My BG is normal without meds; my A1C is 5.4. I am doing this only until I lose enough weight for my cells to start listening to the insulin my body makes, then going to a diet that will balance my body's PH since I've found my body is very acidic on this diet. Have to take a lot of calcium supplements because an acidic PH will leech calcium out of the bones causing osteoporosis.

posted February 22, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

I was on 3 T2D meds, HBP med and HC med for over 15 years - now doing IF (intermittent fasting) and keto - off all meds and down 45 lbs. Will do this for rest of my life. Been off all meds since June - my insulin resistance is healing so can go low carb rather than keto some days and go higher carb for special occasions. I will always have to be careful of carbs but intermittent fasting makes it work for me.

posted February 21, 2018

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