Disclaimer

By way of a disclaimer, I am a physician but I certainly cannot, nor do I want to, serve as your physician online. Therefore, if you think any information found on this blog might be useful to you, you should take that information to your own physician and follow his/her advice. This is particularly important because a ketogenic diet when used for diabetes invariably requires an adjustment in medications including not only those used to treat diabetes, but also for other medical conditions e.g. high blood pressure. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this blog.

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2 comments

  1. Zo

    Thanks for this resource! I’ve only just this morning come across your blog. I was diagnosed T1D 2 years ago at age 36 and went raw for a while in an attempt to not take any insulin – I’m quite stubborn. Since accepting what’s happening in my body, I’ve gone back onto insulin. I see from a post that you’re on Humalog/Lantus. I’m currently on Apidra/Lantus but when first diagnosed was prescribed Humalog. (Different doctors). I’m interested to hear your experience with different medication, if you have changed at all since your diagnosis? I see you’re now Metformin. I fully understand each person has their own experience, I’m merely interested in yours. Not about to change mine just cos you said so! I’m also a yoga teacher and am in a 12 week HIIT challenge so am carefully monitoring my insulin intake and bg levels with this new rhythm of training and a ketogenic diet seems to keep coming up as one that will support me. A whole new world!

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    • Keith Runyan, MD

      I have tried a number of different insulin preparations including regular human insulin, Levimer, Lente, and Ultralente. I seem to do best with Humalog and Lantus U100. I tried metformin, but so far have had intolerable side effects (fatigue and diarrhea), so am currently off. My understanding is that the three rapid-acting insulin preparations are very similar i.e. are essentially the same in their onset of action, time to peak action, and duration of action. Glad you like my blog and find it helpful. All the best to you.

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