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How To Plan A Low Potassium Diet For A Diabetic

Avocados contain more potassium than bananas. How to Plan a Low Potassium Diet for a Diabetic Maura Shenker is a certified holistic nutritionist and health counselor who started her writing career in 2010. She leads group workshops, counsels individual clients and blogs about diet and lifestyle choices. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Your body uses potassium in digestion, metabolism, regulating muscle tissue and homeostasis -- balancing the chemical and electrical processes in your body. Excess potassium can lead to loss of muscle and nerve control, an irregular heart beat and cardiac arrest. Your kidneys remove excess potassium from your bloodstream, but when you have renal disease, commonly caused by diabetes, your kidney's aren't able to work properly. A potassium build-up, called hyperkalemia, occurs -- which might have fatal consequences. Prevention of hyperkalemia is the best treatment, and following a low-potassium diet can help. Choose carbohydrates that are low in potassium and sugar. Carbohydrates have a direct impa Continue reading >>

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  1. Rick75

    I am 42 years of age and have been a type 2 diabetic for 4 years. My last HB1AC was 7.2. I have cut down carbs over the past few days and am already seeing a difference in my blood glucose monitoring, especially my fasting test in the morning… It’s really amazing how quickly I am seeing results.

    My main concern is around the higher levels of fat this diet seems to encourage you to take, for those that have been on a keto diet for a longer period of time, what has been the effect of higher fat on your health.

  2. siobhan

    Been keto for a year so far, my results:
    No more prediabetes
    CRP (test for inflammation) normal
    HDL up
    HbA1c and fasting insulin both 4.2 (both big markers for heart disease if high).
    Are you looking for studies that show the safety of a high fat diet? I would recommend going off of the science instead of people’s personal tales - although you will likely hear good results from both.
    I would recommend you watch Ivor Cummins heart disease related videos on youtube, which explains that insulin resistance is the biggest contributing factor to heart disease (something like 3/4 of people who had/have heart disease are diabetic or undiagnosed diabetic according to one study).
    I also like to point out certain inuit tribes eat almost entirely fat and meat and are wonderful examples of health with extremely low rates of diabetes and heart disease.
    You might also like the book “The Big Fat Surprise” which goes through how a lot of the research into “fat is bad” is super messed up and wrong.

    If you have any particular concerns please let me know.

  3. Rick75

    I guess my main concern comes from the many years of being educated that fat is bad, I am worried that while now people are pushing the LCHF diet in a couple of years we will be told that we have done irreparable damage by going LCHF.

    Thanks for the reply I will have a look at Ivor’s videos

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