This ketogenic/low-carb diet can be even more beneficial to those who are type 2 diabetics. A number of studies have shown that patients were able to reduce (or even completely halt) their intake of diabetes medication, and also get to a healthier weight, have better blood cholesterol, better fasting glucose, and better fasting insulin. If you are type 2 diabetic, or even pre-diabetic, consider a ketogenic approach.
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Extremely Low-Carb “Ketogenic Diet” Leads to Dramatic Reductions in Type 2 BG Levels, MedicationsExtremely Low-Carb “Ketogenic Diet” Leads to Dramatic Reductions in Type 2 BG Levels, Medications
This article discusses a university's study regarding obese adults with type 2 diabetes switching to either a ketogenic diet or a low-glycemic diet. The results were that 95.2 percent of the patients on the ketogenic diet and 62.1 percent of the low-glycemic diet were able to reduce or even altogether stop taking their diabetes medications (first paragragh). This study consisted of 84 individuals over 24 weeks' time. Either diet provided substantial results, but the ketogenic diet is more effective in terms of lowered A1cs, greater weight loss results, and a larger increase in "good" cholesterol.