I went keto about 3.5 months ago. I’ve had stunning results and after seeing what it has done for me my mom wanted to try it. Here’s the scoop on my moms.
5 years ago she had a stroke which shut down her entire left side. She was then diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after a few months (She had always been overweight but the stroke, subsequent lack of movement and certain medications caused a tail spin). Plus I think she had always been metabolically deranged and pre-diabetic. Since that point she had been taking insulin in the morning after waking (Fasting glucose always above 200 and usually in the 300s’). After every meal and snacks (Recommended 6+ times a day eating and snacks by primary doctor). And a long acting insulin before bed to control her glucose levels overnight. She was taking close to a hundred or more units a day and was injecting herself at least 8 times a day or more.
So we talked and she questioned and we talked some more. I broke it all down and told her all about the diabetes and Keto connection. She secretly started about a month ago and three days into Keto called me and informed me she had been without ALL insulin since day 2. I was floored. On day one she had taken her normal morning shot and cut out all carbs besides vegetables and cheese for the rest of the day. Her sugar never rose to needed insulin shot levels again. She skipped her long lasting insulin that night and when she woke on day 2 her glucose was 110 mg/dL. She has been without insulin for almost a month and has stayed under 20 carbs a day since day one. Even though she can’t be as active as most she has already lost her double chin, her dresses are looser and she has been able to get herself out of bed and into her wheelchair by herself for the first time since her stroke 5 years ago. I’m not sure who is more excited. Myself or her. I am so glad I was able to get her to commit to this lifestyle and I think she may be more hooked than I am.
Thank you for everything I have learned from the 2 keto dudes and was able to pass on. Not only has my life been changed for the better but I believe that the dudes may have saved my moms life too. KCKO