Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90% to 95% of people with diabetes. This type of diabetes typically occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin for proper function and/or cells in the body do not react properly to insulin signaling. As a result, blood sugar levels stay elevated for extended periods of time, putting cells and organs at risk.
Lifestyle factors such as high body weight and poor lifestyle habits all increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
One of the most effective ways to manage and prevent diabetes is with the proper diet. More specifically, the current research data suggests that ketogenic diets are one of the most effective diet for people who have type 2 diabetes. Some studies even have found that following a ketogenic diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes to the point where patients no longer need to take any medication.
As a result of examining the current data on keto and diabetes, a group of 26 leading researchers stated that there is:
…evidence supporting the use of low-carbohydrate diets as the first approach to treating type 2 diabetes and as the most effective adjunct to pharmacology in type 1. They represent the best-documented, least controversial results.
For a more in-depth look at the research on keto and type 2 diabetes, check out this article.
If you’re diabetic and interested in transitioning into a ketogenic diet, one of the easiest ways would be to download one of our meal plans: Keto Academy “Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle.” A simple program that you can follow along with, learn about keto, and easily use to control your diabetes symptoms.