Keto has long been used to treat epilepsy in children. But it's also a safe way to keep diabetes under control.
The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet routine that consists of 70% fat, 20% Protein and 10% carbs. Most of what you eat is essentially fat, whether that’s unsaturated fats like nuts, seeds, avocados or other saturated fats like butter and/or coconut oil.
Better Glycemic Control
In a study done in 2008, scientists conducted a 6 month research to determine the effects of a ketogenic diet on diabetic people and found that the people that were on the low carb diet had much higher improvement in glycemic control than those who used a low-glycemic index diet.
Lower Diabetic symptoms
A study done found that the keto diet has helped people with type 2 diabetes to have lower symptoms, feel better and slow down dependency on the use of medication altogether.
Healthy Weight Loss
Another study done in 2013found that the ketogenic diet can lead to significant weight loss that can help improve blood sugar control, and over time stop the continued use of insulin altogether.
3 Days On Keto Could Be Enough
The keto diet can be compared to starvation, in that the bodies glucose and insulin plasma levels are lower. Hence according to studies done on this subject, one to three days of decreased consumption of carbohydrates can be enough to help decrease medication intake to control diabetes 2.
Following the tips in this article can be helpful, based on the studies done in the past. However if you have type 2 diabetes, consult with a physician or specialist before trying the keto diet, for safer and more accurate results.