Did you know that the 2017 ADA standards of care recommends a diabetes diet which makes long term diabetic complications more likely? The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes get 45-65% of total daily calories from carbohydrates. (See page S36 of this document). Based on a daily calorie intake of 2000 calories, that works out to 225-325 grams of carbohydrate per day. Eating large amounts of carbohydrate causes blood sugar to spike, which the requires a large amount of insulin to bring it down. The result is that blood sugar crashes. We call this the blood sugar roller coaster. More medication and more insulin is needed to control those roller coaster highs and this increases the cost of diabetic care. The logical solution is to get off the blood sugar roller coaster completely. Following a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet stops this blood sugar spike/crash cycle and in many cases, helps you reduce or even eliminate the necessity for medications such as metformin. It can also greatly reduce insulin needs.
Conquer Type 2 Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet provides the practical information you need to implement the diet while managing insulin and diabetic medication needs. Coauthored with Dr. Keith Runyan, a physician who treats his own type 1 diabetes with a ketogenic diet (with the result of an HbA1c of 5.0) the book contains over 200 pages of referenced, applicable information on getting off the blood sugar roller coaster and minimizing the risk of low blood sugar and diabetic complications.
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The book explains:
Dr. Runyan and I researched and wrote this eBook because so many people with diabetes are unable to control their blood sugars and avoid long term diabetic complications following the advice provided by diabetic organizations such as the ADA.
It IS possible for people with diabetes to control their blood sugars successfully, and avoid high and low blood sugar dangers just by making the switch to a ketogenic diet. As mentioned, Dr. Runyan is a type 1 diabetic and has had total success using a ketogenic diet as his primary diabetes diet. His blood sugars and HbA1c tests are normal, and he does not suffer from hypoglycemia or worry about future complications. He shares his story in the book, and I think it is particularly compelling.
While the implementation of a ketogenic diet for diabetes should be monitored by a qualified and knowledgeable health professional, many physicians are still unaware of the basics on how to implement a ketogenic diet for diabetics, despite the strong research which supports this treatment. See this paper for a complete review of the research.
We feel that many people need help with basic questions on the process, and those questions are answered in this book. We've also included tons of information on managing blood sugar and insulin therapy in the confines of a ketogenic diet. We think you will find this book extremely valuable if your goal is to take control of your diabetes.
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Did You Know?
Before the invention of insulin in the 1920's, the ketogenic diet was the mainstay treatment for diabetes.
In 1923, Osler and McCrae in the Principles and Practice of Medicine recommended that diabetics eat “meats, poultry, game, fish, clear soups, gelatin, eggs, butter, olive oil, coffee, tea" and that a diabetes diet should contain approximately 5% of energy from carbohydrates, 20% from protein, and 75% from fat.
The "Experts" MIGHT Be Waking Up..
"It is clear that we made a major mistake in recommending the increase of carbohydrates load to >40 % of the total caloric intake. This era should come to an end if we seriously want to reduce the obesity and diabetes epidemics.
Such a move may also improve diabetes control and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Unfortunately, many physicians and dietitians across the nation are still recommending high carbohydrates intake for patients with diabetes, a recommendation that may harm their patients more than benefit them."
~Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Director, Joslin Diabetes Center
But they are still recommending diabetics eat carbs..