Is a Ketogenic Diet a Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?

I receive questions about the ketogenic diet almost every day that I’m in clinic with patients. While this diet has been around since the 1920s to treat epilepsy in children, it is relatively new in the fields of weight management and diabetes. I recently had the opportunity to speak about a ketogenic diet in the context of bariatric surgery at the ObesityHelp conference. While it works for some people in the short-term, it’s not a sustainable lifestyle for most people to follow for the rest of their life. It also requires the support of trained nutrition professional (like a Registered Dietitian!) to follow it correctly and manage negative side effects. It doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with it! Just be sure to work with an RD so you can try it safely and effectively.

So what about diabetes? I wrote a blog post about ketogenic diets for people with type 2 diabetes for Fit4D. Click on this link to check it out.