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Keto for Diabetes: Can The Ketogenic Diet Help?

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  Published on June 26th, 2020
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ShareTweetSaveEmailWhat is diabetes and is the ketogenic diet a good idea? Around the world, people are trying the keto for diabetes. What does the research say? Can the ketogenic diet improve blood sugar levels and regulate hormones like insulin? What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a medical condition that impacts how your body processes glucose — the simplest form of sugar. Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. In a healthy body, insulin acts as a key that opens the door to cells that allows glucose in. Glucose is used for energy by cells, but if insulin can’t unlock the door, then cells risk starvation. With diabetes, your body doesn’t produce enough insulin and can’t properly convert glucose into energy. This causes glucose to build up in the bloodstream, leading to high blood sugar levels that can damage the cells, tissues, and organs of the body over time. Types of Diabetes Diabetes mellitus is categorized into different types: Type 1, Type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes [1,2]. 1) Type 1 Diabetes If you have type 1…

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