Okay keto friends…my father in law was diagnosed with Diabetes sometime last year. He’s now on the highest does of Metformin he can be on, and his doctor is saying that he needs to go on Insulin. Ya’ll know as well as I that this can be avoided, and my wife and I have suggested Keto as an option to not only avoid Insulin but also reverse the damage already done and get him off Metformin.
Here’s the great news - he’s interested. He’s very willing to try.
However, I want to get ahead of misgivings he and his doctor (and his nurse wife) might have. I’m not sure if his doctor is aware of Keto, or for or against it, etc, but we all know that nutrition advice is always “fat bad, carbs fine, take your insulin!” so I want to compile some studies and resources for both my father in law, my mother in law, and the doctor.
For the doctor, I’m thinking some studies are good to show the benefits of Keto for Diabetes reversal, as well is some (well informed, well researched) articles with overviews of the diet that address some common misgivings. For my mother in law, I’m thinking similar things. I’m not sure how into reading medical studies my father in law will be, so just some easy to use resources for him are probably best (I’ll be suggesting this site of course).
Hit me with your easiest to understand, most comprehensive resources for approaching his doctor. What have you done in your experience? I plan on suggesting to him that he offer this diet on a “trial basis” to his doctor and take all the tests before, during, and after (I’m thinking like 8 weeks? Take lipid panel/blood tests before starting, halfway through, and after to show progress?). What are your thoughts on that?