Keto is good for diabetics because it lowers blood glucose levels, reduces weight and regulates diabetes.
What Is A Keto Diet?
Low-carb diets allow you to eat less than 30g of carbohydrates a day, which allows your body to burn body fat for energy. This process is called ketosis.
Blood glucose control is at the very centre of Diabetes management. Eating in a keto way by reducing carbs and sugars, means you maintain stable blood glucose throughout the day and during your meals.
Eating a ‘standard’ diet of high carbohydrates and simple sugars rockets up your blood levels. As a diabetic, your body's insulin response is either not efficient or effective enough to return blood glucose to normal quickly enough, which is very dangerous to you and your internal organs.
Take control of blood glucose through the food that you eat first. If you don’t eat glucose (carbs and sugar) your body can’t spike blood glucose and therefore you don’t need to produce or use insulin to normalise blood glucose levels. This means no hypo/hyper peaks and troughs making you feel ill and out of control.
The above may be an oversimplified version of events, but it highlights the true control and or reversal of Type 2 diabetes sits with the type of food you eat.
Benefits Of A Keto Diet
In addition to helping you lose weight and control your diabetes, a Keto diet has also been shown to improve mental performance, reduce high blood pressure, lower triglycerides, improve sleep, raise HDL Cholesterol levels, reduce hunger and boost energy.
If you plan to change your lifestyle, talk to your doctor first. The Keto diet can bring about rapid results. Meal preparation and understanding carbs, protein, and fats are essential parts of the Keto lifestyle. It is a process that takes time; if you don't give it a try, you may never discover the healthier version of yourself.