Keto Diet

(Rachel) #1

Hello everyone, My family is trying out the Keto diet and I would like to know if anyone else has done this diet. Thanks and please tell me about it if you have done this diet.

(joe) #2

@Racheltoner hi Rachel, so we all know what foods we have to bolus for, right? The ketones, Atkins, whatever, is a low carb diet which forces your body to convert fat into useable energy.

Ketones will be present whenever your body is converting fats to energy. This “keto”.

So this is a strategy to reduce insulin production in “normals” insulin is a growth hormone.

So if you eat low carb, on purpose, you’ll need less insulin. Your body will convert fat to energy and you will begin to lose fat and ultimately, lose weight. If you up your energy requirements such as by exercising, you’ll need less insulin as well.

I use low carb to lose weight and once, for 5 days , ate very low carb because I was traveling for business and I needed to make 100 units last 5 days because I forgot my insulin at home.

Low carb can make you cranky. Just saying.

Cheers good luck

(Ryan) #3

I would highly recommend speaking with a doctor about a keto diet. There could be potential benefits to your abilitiy to control. However, ketones and high blood sugar readings could lead to ketoacidosis if you have an infusion set issue with an insulin pump. For this reason, I try to be lower carb but high enough to avoid ketosis.

(CIA) #4

Hello…I have had Type 1 for 10 years this month. When I asked my doctor if I could do Keyo diet she emphatically said NO! Dangerous for anyone with Typ 1. Ketoacidousis can kill you and very quickly…I had it in 2011 and almost bought the farm. Four days in CCU AND DAMAGED MY LEFT EYE… ask your doctor first. Dealing with this disease is a Marathon not a Sprint and can be so frustrating…
I have had good success when I stay with Atkins guidelines but can’t use any of their prepared items anymore without raging BS. Eat fresh and be kind to yourself.

(Zachary) #5

I’ve been eating strictly Keto for the past 4 months. My glucose levels are super controlled. No highs or lows. It’s amazing how cutting bread out of your diet solves a lot of issues.

Some people are not educated on this subject. Ketones are NOT the same as eating Keto. You’re body can function very well with just carbs from vegetables and fruit. Bread is not needed.

(Alice) #6

Do you have specific recipes or online resources that you use? I am not a big meat eater and that’s my biggest challenge with eating keto

(Zachary) #7

It’s been a learning curve, but the main thing is not eating grains. Breads, pastas, and rice are an absolute NO if you want to control your glucose levels with basal only. Now, you can eat carbs, but they must come from natural sources like, fruits and vegetables. I can eat as many fruits and veggies as I want and my glucose levels always go up and come down within an hour. When I eat grain carbs they stay up for a long time.

I’ve been able to replace my love of pasta with zucchini noodles. They are delicious with almost no carbs and the same consistency as regular noodles. To replace rice, there is a certain type of seeds that have the same consistency, but I forget what they are called.

Typically day for me is an apple and banana lathered with peanut butter for breakfast. For lunch, I eat a salad with chicken of some kind, breaded chicken is usually ok in small amounts. For dinner I usually eat some snacks, like cheese sticks, nuts, pork rinds, or beef jerky.

The main thing is, if it’s bread say no. My doctor said I should have been on a pump long ago and is amazed I’ve gotten this far on basal only. It’s honestly easy, and most days I forget I even have diabetes.

(Zachary) #8

You can also eat 85% dark chocolate without much effect on your system either. That’s what I eat for desserts. Some times I’ll still eat a few munchkins from dunkin donuts, but I’m alway cognizant of how much I’m eating. Never go hog wild.

and as always. only drink water, unsweet tea, and black coffee.