Carbohydrates help control blood sugar levels, which are of particular importance for people with Type2D. A study published in May 2018 in the journal Med shows that while a keto meal plan may help control HbA1c levels (a three-month average of blood sugar levels), the keto may also cause episodes of hypoglycemia, which is a dangerous drop in blood sugar.
Some preliminary research suggests the keto may be safe and effective for certain people with 'High Sugar Type2D', there’s still the risk for low blood sugar, especially for those using injections externally, and the keto omits certain food groups known to benefit those with Type2D.
A study published in September 2016 in the journal Nutrients highlights the importance of whole grains for helping to control mass as well as episodes of high blood sugar. But whole grains are off-limits on the keto meal plan.
The basis of the keto is achieving ketosis, a natural state in which the system turns to burn fatty tissues instead of carbs (or sugar) for energy. During ketosis, ketones, or fatty metabolites, are released in the blood.
People on the keto are getting 60 to 80 percent of their energy from fatty food, 15 to 30 percent of their energy from protein, and less than 5 to 10 percent of their energy from carbs. Essentially, ketosis rewires your metabolism, turning your system into a fatty tissue-torching machine.
But the keto meal plan isn’t safe for everyone, and it isn’t recommended as a top meal plan for people with 'High Sugar Type2D' due to the potential reactions that can occur, as well as the need to take supplements and track essential micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients to best manage the issues.
Also, people with kidney damage should not try keto because ketones can overwhelm the kidneys. Keto can put stress on the kidneys and possibly give you kidney stones.
severe muscle loss is a possible side effect of keto,
the keto can lead to dehydration and a loss of electrolytes,
because keto severely limits carbs, you may develop nutrient deficiencies,
bowel problems, such as constipation, are also common on keto,
as your system adjusts to ketosis, you’ll probably have bad breath,
your period on keto might undergo some changes,
keto could cause your blood sodium to dip,
keto may lead to high cholesterol and an increased risk for heart issues.