Few days back, I had talked about a 10 year old Indian girl -- Type 1 diabetic since 10 month of age -- and her success with LCHF diet. Here's the real life experience as shared by her mother (who is a registered MD with ~11 years experience). Yes, few who don't understand the science of LCHF keep talking about DKA and keep mixing Nutritional Ketosis with DKA. But, even as a Type 1 -- who are vulnerable to DKA if not monitoring sugar levels -- this little girl proves that LCHF diet is great and even type 1 can live by that diet.
Age: 10 years
Diabetic from: 10 months of age
Switched to LCHF: Around three months back.
A1C before switching: 6.9
A1C after 3 months on LCHF: 5.7
Initial weight loss: 2 kg.
Eye Report : Excellent.
Testing: 8 times a day
CGM : NO.
Few other details:
(1) Insulin dose down to 1/3 or what it used to be on High Carb Diet
(2) Nagging headache gone
(3) High energy levels
(4) The child feels great and in fact she insists on checking sugar levels if in doubt.
This was a team effort of mother and daughter that achieved great results. No hypo, no DKA at all. Her mother had been posting monthly status updates and she posted the third month status few days back. Here's a small excerpt from that -- and remember she is a registered MD herself and LCHF was new to her:
"Well, I got my own proof that lchf diet improves average bloodsugar in children on insulin!, even those who don't have a cgm but who check very frequently their bloodsugars. (more than 8 times daily)
Today after three months of lchf diet, my ten year old daughter's Hba1c improved from 6.9 to 5.7! :). I won't be checking her Hba1c every three months as with the frequent bloodsugar checking and today's result I will know the trend, I don't want any more medical procedures than necessary, today's checking was important for motivation and proof."
Now, her mother is preaching about LCHF diet to other diabetics, specially rural areas, as she herself is convinced as a MD.
Also, y'day had one more mom posted about her Type 1 daughter hitting A1C of 5.4 to 5.8 -- NOT ON THE NONSENSICAL HIGH CARB LOW FAT DIET of course.
So, 10 year old TYPE 1 girl could do it, any Type 2 can surely do it and see the benefit of LCHF diet for managing diabetes with LEAST dependence on DRUGS.
If anyone wants to go through the three month detailed journey, shoot me a private message and I will give you the links. This is not just some one off case being quoted by googling but from someone with whom we have interacted on LCHF diet as a means for managing Diabetes -- YES JUVENILE diabetes