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A Low-carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet To Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Abstract The low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (LCKD) may be effective for improving glycemia and reducing medications in patients with type 2 diabetes. From an outpatient clinic, we recruited 28 overweight participants with type 2 diabetes for a 16-week single-arm pilot diet intervention trial. We provided LCKD counseling, with an initial goal of <20 g carbohydrate/day, while reducing diabetes medication dosages at diet initiation. Participants returned every other week for measurements, counseling, and further medication adjustment. The primary outcome was hemoglobin A1c. Twenty-one of the 28 participants who were enrolled completed the study. Twenty participants were men; 13 were White, 8 were African-American. The mean [± SD] age was 56.0 ± 7.9 years and BMI was 42.2 ± 5.8 kg/m2. Hemoglobin A1c decreased by 16% from 7.5 ± 1.4% to 6.3 ± 1.0% (p < 0.001) from baseline to week 16. Diabetes medications were discontinued in 7 participants, reduced in 10 participants, and unchanged in 4 participants. The mean body weight decreased by 6.6% from 131.4 ± 18.3 kg to 122.7 ± 18.9 kg (p < 0.001). In linear regression analyses, weight change at 16 weeks did not predict change in hemog Continue reading >>

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  1. KetogenicGurl

    Hello, new member here. I am a CKD Stage 3b lady using Nutritional Ketosis to maintain health and for needed weightloss.
    I began LCHF Feb 1, with a sole kidney, having lost one to cancer in 2010, but am cancer free; and now just a feisty, mouthy. crone-in-training.
    I have been eating meat all along, mostly chicken, and it was part of my LC diet. But an annual renal blood panel showed a further drop in my already low kidney function. As many people don't know CKD is SILENT, but unlike HBP..there is NO medicine, no fix. We must supply our body with the right foods and nutrients, and let it support kidney function.
    Knowing as much as i do about the dangers of CKD and eventual dialysis for many--I panicked and did some research and found that a lower protein, all plant based diet might be best for me.
    I switched, keeping eggs, full fat dairy, butter, cheeses, HWC and adding hemp seed protein to my diet. I found a purest level of hemp seed/brown rice protein for daily shakes, and also bought raw organic hulled hemp seeds (imported from Canada.) Also pumpkin seeds and almonds are good, as well as most nuts and seeds- chia, macadamia, brazil.
    ONLY veggies grown in remineralized soils have the right levels of nutrients as listed by the USDA. So a regular factory farmed spinach does NOT have the correct % as shown. It costs more to buy organic/local, but i'd rather eat 1Cup, than 26 cups to get all my nutrients!
    ++++++++++++
    I retired and sold my online bookstore in 2009 after, a head on collision, kidney cancer, some other ER surgeries, and a small stroke in 2013 have left me less strong or able to be exercising; doing yardwork. I walk 365 days a year- usually a mile+ with my old puppy, and just got a rebounder trampoline to help with lymph health, and exercise. I gave up on home remodel projects and deep gardening.
    I am learning daily, and feel fortunate to be able to use my Ketobrain energy for medical research, reading all the novels and scifi books I want, and appreciating being alive! CKD can be kept at bay only with contentious effort and good nutrition…so I am doing my best, and look forward to learning more and sharing what I know here.
    There is NO CKD group I can find, outside a kidney chat portion of Reddit. Many people (like 20 Million!) don't know they are at risk or in Stage 3-4 until an emergency occurs. Not a good time to suddenly turn the problem around.
    "Let food be your medicine"- Hippocrates..this old dude knew something!

  2. Auntie Em

    Hi, KG. I'm glad you are taking good care of yourself. Are you able to do some container gardening? I grow organic, heirloom herbs and some vegs that way.
    How nice you have the rebounder. They really do help. I enjoy the gentle jumping and knowing my cells are getting stronger.
    I am sorry that you got hit with such rough health challenges. I am sending you good thoughts and wishes for healing.

  3. CarolynF

    Hugs to you...are you on the kidney transplant list?
    It seems like you are doing all you can do.

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