1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) any experience or suggestions?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by fingerpain, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. fingerpain

    fingerpain · Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Hi All,
    Recently my daughter (12 years) diagnosed with T1D, while exploring the healthy eating I found Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) could reverse the pancreas function. Is it true? What is the difference between FMD and Keto diet? Any experience or suggestions? please share. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MarkMunday

    MarkMunday Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The FMD may reverse metabolic syndrome, which includes reducing demands on the pancreas. But it won't reverse an autoimmune attack on beta cells. Nothing will. The FMD is plant based and a 5 day programme, so not suitable for a newly diagnosed T1. A keto diet is high fat and an ongoing way of eating. At this stage, while reducing carbohydrate will help, a diet is probably not a good idea. It will just complicate your lives.
     
  3. fingerpain

    fingerpain · Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Thanks
     
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook