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Keto diet for Type 1

Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by Stonie, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Stonie

    Stonie Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I’m Type 1 diabetic on a insulin pump I want to try the keto diet but don’t know how to start or if it’s suitable for a Type 1, I asked the dietitian and was told just eat less, I need to loss some weight as I have a fatty liver, can anyone give me some help advice please
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi Can't really help from the Type 1 aspect being an unmedicated ketoing Type 2.
    There is however a section for Type 1's on the www.ketogenicforums.com which it might be worth joining?
    You can't view it without being a member. They are a friendly and knowledgable group who advocate science over dogma so you might find some support there?
     
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  3. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    type1keto.com

    Also google for all videos of "Ian Lake diabetes"

    And get a copy of Richard Bernstein book.
     
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  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I am T1 keto. I second and third recommend bernsteins book before even trying it.

    Depending on your diet now and your insulin sensitivity/ resistance your insulin needs will most likely drop a lot. Loads of testing needs to be done.

    Personally I dropped my insulin needs low enough on keto that I rarely fear hypos anymore and I feel much safer with keto

    That being said, do your research, read Bernstein and tread carefully. It most certainly can be done but with extreme caution in the beginning. I thrive on it.
     
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  5. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When a T1 switch to keto may be a VERY good time to invest in 4 weeks of libre usage.......
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Let's also be very clear here. The Bernstein approach is not a Keto diet. The percentage of protein as a macronutrient is too high to allow you to end up in Keto.
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone doing the "Bernstein approach" measured their keytones on a meter, or had a lab test for them? (I expect the results will not be the same for everyone doing "Bernstein", as it may be a Keto diet for some people.
     
  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I don’t DO Bernstein. I do keto. 20 or less aaTOTAL carbs. 40ish G protein and the rest fat

    I love bernsteins laws of small numbers and small insulin doses. I pick things up all over the place and don’t DO any particular diet other than what works for me.
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got very positive ketones on my ketostix and I’m worried I’m going to get a telling off at my appointment next month when they do the urine. What’s the best way of defending my decision to do keto?
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    My doc told me i had ketones in my urine. I told him I eat keto and he just said “oh” and it was dropped. If he would have asked why I would have told him it keeps my bs much steadier.
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! That’s pretty much what I was planning on saying, but what I plan and what comes out of my mouth are two very different things.... one of the great joys of Asperger’s :rolleyes:
     
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