This is a blog about testing the limits of diabetes. Lemming Test-Pilot is the alter ego of a medical doctor who themselves have type 1 diabetes and have over 20 years of experience managing it in the conventional way. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a deterioration in health that cannot be allowed to continue. After intensive research on alternatives to just more of the same, Lemming Test-Pilot found a huge amount of information on diabetes that is not well known but is a credible alternative to current treatment. So now comes the fun. 12 half-marathons in 12 months, not on the conventional guideline diet, but a low-carbohydrate high-fat, ketogenic diet.
The ketogenic diet is controversial in itself without the added complication of diabetes. So discover what can be done at the fuzzy edge of keto with type 1.
Lemming Test-Pilot is planning to explore the limits of the ketogenic diet by running one half-marathon a month for a year. A half-marathon is just over 13 miles, which is a good distance, around 2 hours running, but it requires no superhuman efforts to achieve. So, it is a realistic test for normal people like Lemming Test-Pilot. The diet will modified run by run to allow thorough assessment of what is possible.
Lemming Test-Pilot also hopes that this blog will be useful to the many clinicians and diabetologists who are interested in low carbohydrate diets.
It will be informative and challenging, but Lemming Test -Pilot is confident that for them, keto is the way to go in type 1. He or she expects that it will prove to be a safer way personally to manage diabetes in exercise than the current carbohydrate-based regimens. We will have to wait and see.