Hi to all, I'm new to the forums, posting here for a an elderly family member (75) who refuses to join me online to do research about her condition: the terrible trifecta of T2D, chronic kidney disease (stage 4), and CVD. I have done some searches here on the forums, but it's not easy to find answers specific to my questions. I am hoping to persuade her to adopt a keto diet for 3 months, just to see a change in numbers. Her A1C level is currently at 6.4. She is extremely resistant to give up carbs completely, even for a limited time. Our discussions go in circles: I say keto will help wean her off the diabetes pill and lower her aic even further; but she says the problem is the CKD. I then point out that emerging studies indicate a benefit to the kidneys once sugar is removed from the equation, and she says, well the main concern is my heart. So then we watched the David Diamond lecture on cholesterol (from 2015) and this has convinced her to have a conversation with her GP about reducing all those meds. But then she freaks out about the high BP, even though it's not THAT high (around 145/85). When I say that studies suggest keto also lowers BP, she goes full circle back to the sugar and unfounded fears of hypoglycemia. She insists on seeing her doctors first, which of course I support, but she is highly resistant to reading or watching anything to help her have a more informed conversation with the doctors. I was able to get her to listen to one Jason Fung podcast, which made her think (for the first time in a long time) that change/improvement may still be possible. And we watched together the Diamond lecture, which has assuaged somewhat her fear of fat. I think Peter Attia's lectures are good, but likely too technical for her to follow. She has a limited attention span and I can manage 1-2 interventions/conversations per day. And so I'm focusing my energies on two areas right now: -the impact of keto on blood pressure -concerns related to CKD Another factor is that she is thin (5'5"; 112 pounds) and has never been obese. Much of the conversation to do with keto and low-carb diets is overwhelmingly about the Standard American Diet and weight reduction---neither of which really apply to her, though she has consumed a fair amount of whole food carbs most her life: brown rice and whole grain bread (but not processed junk food). Can anyone suggest resources/sites or videos I can go to that will address the keto diet in relation to the trifecta of BP/CVD/CKD, but without the sole emphasis on weight loss? I have very much appreciated the community here and the wealth of information and support. thanks!