A ketogenic diet is a very-low-carb diet that has become very popular recently. It's a way of eating that typically restricts net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) to less than 30 grams per day. Ketogenic diets can be very effective for managing blood sugar in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, because you take insulin, it is important to work with a doctor, nurse practitioner or certified diabetes educator in order to safely adjust your dosage. Keeping detailed records of your food intake (especially carbs), blood sugar levels, and insulin administration on a daily basis is key to safely and effectively following a low-carb lifestyle with type 1 diabetes.
Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.
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