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Here, you’ll find articles about using a ketogenic, low-carb lifestyle to manage Type 1 diabetes. They provide detailed information on how to approach carbohydrate lowering and contain core information for anyone considering the transition to a keto lifestyle.

A lot of the information is a good refresher for diabetes management in general. It is recommended that you read all of these modules and then consult your clinician before changing the way you manage your diabetes. The information will also be useful as preparation for your annual review or when meeting with your healthcare professional.

  • Navigating an Annual Review
    This is information for primarily people with type 1 diabetes. It has been written to address the common areas of conflict in clinical settings in the hope of improving the consultation experience for the clinician and the person with Type 1 A diabetes annual review is an opportunity to discuss results, management options, and mental … Read more
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  • No such thing as a healthy carb
    There is no such thing as a healthy carb in a keto lifestyle. There’s little room for even ‘Healthy Whole Grains*’ on a Very-Low Carb Diet in Type 1 Diabetes. Here’s why. We often hear that carbohydrate counting and insulin bolus to cover the carbs frees-up people to enable them to eat what they like. … Read more
  • Ketosis and Ketoacidosis
    The Difference between Ketosis and Ketoacidosis We are going to be taking a look at Nutritional Ketosis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis( DKA). They are two different metabolic states that are not associated. They do sound the same when spoken because they both have ‘keto’ and ‘osis’ in one of the words, but the similarity ends there. … Read more
  • Terminology
    Why very low carb or keto? Why not low carb? Unpicking the terminology. It is entirely up to you, the individual. This site is an information resource for a very low carb lifestyle. First of all, some terminology. For practical purposes, a very low carb lifestyle and a ketogenic lifestyle are the same things. Some … Read more
  • How long does it take to go Keto?
    How long does it take to go keto? It depends entirely upon your situation, your confidence, and what you want to achieve. Some people with Type1 diabetes seem to be able to achieve good control and at the same time eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. They do not seem to get complications with slightly higher … Read more
  • Getting Started with a Ketogenic Lifestyle
    The diet of the ketogenic lifestyle is not difficult to get your head around. It is not difficult to prepare meals. It does not have to be expensive. If you ‘can’t cook, won’t cook’ or you are on a tight financial budget, click here for suggestions.  The keto diet should be thought of as a lifelong commitment. Of course, there is room to be flexible. … Read more
  • Why did I get Type 1 Diabetes?
    These articles are about some of the factors which are associated with Type 1 Diabetes.