Carbs or not for type 1 diabetics?

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How much simpler is it to control type 1 diabetes on low carb compared to on a high-carb diet?

Andrew Koutnik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16, and has had great success managing his condition with a low-carb, high-fat diet.

In this empowering interview we discuss how you can talk to your doctor, the type 1 diabetes community TypeOneGrit and how low carb is transforming the lives of many people with T1 diabetics. His diabetes has taught him so much about physiology and nutrition.

Watch a part of our interview above, where he talks about how his type 1 diabetes has turned out to be an asset (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Carbs or not for type 1 diabetics? – Andrew Koutnik

Full table of contents

  0:30  Andrew was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16
  0:50  Got interested in a high fat, high protein diet through the bodybuilding community
  2:21  “What are you doing?”
  2:53  Should type 1 diabetics be recommended low carb?
  5:23  What to think about when you talk to your doctor about low carb
  6:00  The community TypeOneGrit
  7:35  What’s important to consider when transitioning?
  9:35  Low carb is transforming type 1 diabetics’ lives
12:35  His type 1 diabetes has taught him so much about physiology and diet

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