Although the keto diet can be very effective for controlling blood sugar, ketosis itself isn’t necessary for blood sugar management.
Your condition is classified as pancreatic diabetes.
It is a good idea to eat breakfast in the morning if you are hungry. If you are not hungry, wait to eat breakfast or a mid-morning snack when you get hungry.
Medication is required when lifestyle measures – a low-carb diet, regular exercise and stress reduction – aren’t enough to keep your blood sugar under good control.
Optimal carb intake varies from person, including among those with prediabetes and diabetes. However, most people find that consuming about 30-60 grams of net (non-fiber) carbs per day works well for weight loss and blood sugar control.
Although some people transition to a low-carb diet easily, others develop symptoms like the ones you’ve experienced.
Your A1c of 5% indicates that your diabetes is under excellent control as a result of taking medication, following a healthy diet, exercising, or a combination of these.
People generally inject insulin in the stomach, and sometimes in the thigh or upper arm, if they have some fat in these areas.
Although eczema isn’t dangerous, it can be extremely itchy and even painful.
It could possibly be a symptom of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes.
Studies suggest that there is no “best” way to lose weight for everyone; choosing a way of eating that you can stick to long term—in maintenance as well as while you’re losing weight—is key.
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