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-Introduction to the keto lifestyle

-Learn about Type 1 diabetes- Patient to Expert patient


-One-to-one sessions

For people living with Type 1 diabetes, this is an introduction to keto lifestyles. It is a short Zoom session about what a keto lifestyle means in practice. Is it something you might want to try in collaboration with your healthcare professional? This session will prepare you for the discussion with your clinical team. Click here to book free of charge. See you there!

This is a course of Zoom sessions that will take you from the basics of type 1 and introduce more complex topics that will provide you with a level of knowledge that puts you at a level of high competence equal to the Clinician’s Essential Course. Let’s face it, you are your own test pilot, and your diabetes team can’t be on hand 24/7. That’s your task.

This course will prepare you to manage diabetes with any type of dietary choice. Consider it a thorough refresher after your initial instruction at diagnosis. You do not have to commit to keto, as the management method applies to all diets, but there is an emphasis on ketogenic diets for reasons that will become clear in the course.

We will use some of the material from the professional courses to provide you with the information that enables you to talk with your clinical team in a collaborative way. Type 1 diabetes fits well into a collaborative model of care. There is abundant information online already and this course has filtered this information to present you with the essential and relevant information that puts you in control of your type 1 diabetes.

The course comprises eight one-hour modules run over consecutive weeks. There is a £99 fee for all of the modules, or you can join any module on the day for £15 at your convenience. The number of participants is limited to 12 for each course to enable time for quality discussion.

The modules will cover:

1 Introduction: What is Type 1 diabetes, and how does it differ from type 2? What tests prove that it is type 1? The very basics of managing Type 1

2 The hormones relevant to Type 1 diabetes

3 Macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and protein. Basic metabolism, how the principal energy pathways work.

4 Insulin action and the types of insulin by their mode of action.

5 Using insulin- how to control the glucose at rest and with food. Basal-bolus explained how to calibrate it.

6 Carbohydrate and protein counting revision.

7 Physical activity. Mental health.

8 Q and A session Tying it all together.

It is an information course, not an instruction course. People who feel they want to try a keto diet will be encouraged to discuss it with a clinician. There is clinical education if your clinician wants to know what you have learned. The courses will run over 8 weeks, and if the dates are unsuitable, please do contact us via the contact form, and you will be kept informed of the dates of subsequent courses. If you miss a particular module, you can join it on a subsequent course if there is a space. If you subsequently decide that a keto lifestyle is for you, then you can consolidate your learning by jumping onto a chatgptype1 session where people with type 1 who have experience with keto lifestyles will be there to share their knowledge.

This is a regular drop-in for people who have adopted a keto lifestyle. Contrary to the name, this is no AI bot churning out variations of diabetes management from the many, sometimes inaccurate offerings on the net. This is a real doctor with nearly three decades of experience managing and studying this condition. It is also a forum to share ideas on spreading the word and ensuring that misinformation is challenged. Every person with T1 needs information on their choices, and the keto choice starts here! Please register for the newsletter and then you will be kept informed of meetings.

For people who prefer a private session, please use a contact form to arrange a suitable time. It will be hosted by Dr Ian Lake for 30 minutes. Please note that I am willing to share my clinical knowledge and lived experience of managing type 1, but I am unable to directly give you advice.