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:
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