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keto help

Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by cdpm, Apr 19, 2022.

  1. cdpm

    cdpm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    id really like to to do keto
    not to reach ketosis but
    to help my high blood sugar
    im tired of using so much insulin
    for nothing
    its like injecting water
    no matter how much i inject it wont
    handle the carbs

    the problem i have is that
    im not sure i understand keto
    ive read several books and posts
    about keto
    but i dont know what to eat exactly
    i have the food lists
    but only seem to be able
    to eat a few things off them
    mostly eggs fish and cheese

    restrictions---
    no milk yogurt
    and i have 0 teeth
    no pureed foods

    so how can i add fat?
    (not avocados)
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    If you eat eggs, fish and meat, pick the fattier fish (salmon, for example) and the fattier cuts of meat - 25% mince, any fatty cut of beef or lamb and there will be no need to add fat. Cook your food in beef dripping or lard, job done. If you want to add green veg, do so, but no need. It really is a simple way of eating.
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    This might answer some of your questions https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto. The same site also has low carb information you might want to use as a stepping stone https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb before going full keto.

    As you are an insulin user you must monitor the effects of the diet change carefully for hypos. Dropping carbs from your diet (especially the more of them you currently eat) can result in a very quick change in your insulin requirements. Do you adjust your own doses and carb count or are you on fixed doses? If you are on fixed doses your dr really needs to be involved. Some links here about medication and low carb / keto. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/with-diabetes-medications, https://bjgp.org/content/69/684/360 and https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2021.688540/full (the latter two aimed at drs).
     
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