One year on an LCHF diet with type 1 diabetes
How does an low-carb diet work with type 1 diabetes? Here’s a one-year update:
Today I celebrate 1 year with LCHF, or I could say that I celebrate 1 year in good health! I can certainly endorse the LCHF diet as being good for type 1 diabetics.
Besides a more stable blood sugar and a more easily managed diabetes, I’ve gotten rid of pain in my legs, headaches, GI problems, and constant throat infections. Previously, I had recurring yeast infections, but during this past year I haven’t had a single one!
I only need one injection daily, instead of the previous 5-9. I eat delicious food, and I don’t miss anything. I have more energy and I’m happier than ever before! During the past year I’ve also gotten to know, and come in contact with, a lot of great people through Instagram and my blog!
I could go on about more positive things, but now I’m off to make dinner. A fatty, smoked rainbow trout to honor the day!
The whole story on the blog DiabetesType1LCHF (Google translated from Swedish)
It is bordering on criminal: not just that such common-sense advice is not offered routinely to all newly diagnosed diabetics but that it is still actively discouraged by many health care professionals.
We do sometimes have to take the lead when it comes to our own health, fitness and well being.
All the best Jan
In general terms I'd suggest you keep it simple at first. Real, whole food... local, fresh and seasonal, using traditional recipes and preparation. Ghee rather than vegetable oil for example. Avoid sugar and refined starches. If you are using a Blood Glucose (BG) meter test around all other foods to see which you can tolerate, without raising your BG too much.
Its dificult for us westeners to imaging whats india food, and its seems to be regional, cultural and religius ones too!
I did a Google search on Indian Low carb and got this!
And make sure recepies is not only low carb but altso high fat.. good fats like ghee and coconut oils!
And I am sure that there are some book and recepies cald Atkins in India too.. becuse Atkins and LCHF is the same concept!
Dr Bernstien says that whit a smaller amount of carbs one do smaller místakes with isulin dosing!
And everyone should know that insulin by injection is not the same as frome a healty pancreas!
But without a healty pancreas one have to ad insulin anyhow.. but one can limit the injections and go for a steady normal low insulin level.. just as those eating low carb.
Do read his book too, for furher explanations!
I read that swedish type 1 often coming to a state there they almost rely on basal insulin and only small doses of fast acting.
And you got a transitation fase too.. so its to measure a lot.. and after a year you got a totaly different metabolism.. and then its time to think again.
We all got keton buddies in our blood, pertycaly in the morning or after long time since the last meal, fasting and by excercise!
And to that.. type 1 is seldome insulin resistante, and can use some more carbs to play safe, you got to take your insulin anyhow.. and if one nit IR then there is seldome the same benefits of deep ketosis!
Normal levels for nomal people is up to 1.0 and betwen 1-3 says to be diet inc´duced ketosis, often about 50 grams of carbs a day.
Up to 6.0 is excercise induced or fasting and diabetic ketocidos is over 10.0 or more.
I need help!! What's wrong?
And I know there are some that have to relearn .. becuse if on goes to low on basal insulin Glukagon freely make glucose both from stored glycogen and by glukoneogenes!
Soo one have to learn a new way to take insulin.. becuse befor you probably added more fastacting insulin to your meals.. and probably eat more often?
Dr Bernstein is the best expert on low carb and type 1!
Unclear exactly what you are saying but, perhaps your pump needs basal adjustments.
What is your age, weight, height?
If I were you and my glucose numbers are out of my desired range I would begin checking my basal settings, correction ratio, and bolus per carb ratio. Your insulin pump instruction book should be helpful with all of this. This is time consuming but very rewarding when completed. Hope this is helpful you do need help or either take multiple injections throughout day/night.
T2 often benefits of eating lesser carbs, they suffer mostly by hyperinsulinemia, and they have an pancreas that need a rest!
T1 dont have a working pancreas, they need to take there insulin anyway, they need normal insulin levels, there body/muscles are often more able to use glucose as fuel, they can eat more carbs.
One can eat litle (not to litle) and slow acting carbs, GLUT 1 have the ability to transport moste of the glucose in to cells whitout the help of insulin.
Type 1 should been measuring both glucose and insulin, but only glucose is awailably on a dayly basis!
I too am a 37 year old recently diagnosed with LADA. Ive never been overweight and have always been fit and healthy. Ive been on LCHF eating (Paleo style with more healthy fats) for 12 months or more.
I'm feeling good most of the time, but do have slight ups and downs with my BG levels. My biggest problem now is maintaining my weight as Ive dropped about 8 to 10kgs that I really didnt need to lose.
I'd love to chat more to you about this (or your hubby) and find out a little more about what hes doing. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would love to chat more-
'LCHF to manage Diabetes'
By Dr Troy Stapleton.
Please check in with your doctor to discuss whether fasting is right for you with your medication needs, and to discuss possibly adjusting the dosage.