As a treatment for diabetes, the current American Diabetes Association guidelines are a disaster for Type 1 diabetics. The ADA recommendations actually make blood sugar control much harder and increase the danger of hypoglycemic episodes.
The ADA calls for a high carb intake per meal, plus more in the form of snacks. As a result of this carb load, blood sugar excursions after meals are high, which means more insulin will need to be administered to bring blood sugar down. The high doses of insulin put Type 1 diabetics in danger of severe blood sugar crashes. This is especially true for Type 1 children, who make up a large part of the Type 1 population. The solution is to quit the blood sugar roller coaster. Switching to a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet stops this blood sugar spike/crash cycle. It's logical: reducing baseline and "after meal" blood sugars means less insulin is needed to treat. Smaller doses of insulin means less danger of driving blood sugar too low.
The Ketogenic Diet for Type 1 Diabetes eBook provides the practical information to implement a ketogenic diet in the context of managing insulin 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, avoiding hypoglycemia, lowering HbA1c test results and avoiding diabetic complications.
The Ketogenic Diet for Type 1 Diabetes eBook is an electronic book in Acrobat PDF format. It will be delivered as a downloadable PDF file via a digital link in an email*.
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The book explains:
If you understand that diabetes is a disease of too much sugar in the blood, the American Diabetes Association recommendation of 60 grams of carbohydrate per meal, plus 2 snacks of 20 grams at right doesn't make much sense.
Dr. Runyan and I researched and wrote this eBook because the standard treatment for diabetes from the ADA makes it very difficult for those with Type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugars and avoid long term diabetic complications.
It IS possible for people with type 1 diabetes to control their blood sugars with success and avoid the blood sugar roller coaster just by making the switch to a ketogenic diet. As mentioned, Dr. Runyan is a type 1 diabetic. He shares his story about how he found the diet and his success in using it as his primary diabetes diet in the book, and I think it is particularly compelling to read. His blood sugars and HbA1c tests are normal, he rarely experiences hypoglycemia and he doesn't worry about future complications.
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, and we feel that many people need help with basic questions on the process. While the implementation of a ketogenic treatment for diabetes should be monitored by a qualified and knowledgeable health professional, we offer this book to answer those questions. If your goal is to take control of your diabetes, lower your HbA1c and avoid future complications, this is the book to have. We think you will find it immensely valuable.
Type 2 Diabetes eBook also available!
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 a diabetic diet contain about 5% carb, 20% protein, and 75% 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..