I am a type 1 diabetic and I’ve started doing low-carb 15 years ago and I can just say that it’s changed my life, it’s changed the way I do my activities and changed the way I react to certain types of foods, to hypoglycemia. So it can be very scary for a person with type 1 diabetes. I’ve got a lot of patients and I remember me being like that. I used to be scared of hypoglycemia.
So I used to keep my blood glucose high all the time and I would accept high blood glucose or higher blood glucose than normal. But then I started the low-carb diet and then I started the rule of small numbers and with little bit of carbs or less carbs you need less doses and no hypoglycemia. And one of the beautiful things that happens on a low-carb diet is that your body starts adjusting to burning fats for energy and consuming ketones for energy.
So you can probably tolerate much lower blood glucose levels than a person who is burning glucose for energy without having the symptoms. Or without injuring your brain cells for instance. So your brain cells can tolerate much lower levels of glucose because the burning on ketones which doesn’t really require insulin. So it all adds up to making the life of a type 1 diabetic really easier than it was before. .
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