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What we eat and when we eat, it is vital for health. The principle that we should eat real food applies in Type 1 diabetes, of course. But we have the added challenge of choosing the food that suits a body with no means of making its insulin. A keto diet makes sense in Type 1 diabetes. The good news is that it contains many great foods and recipes. It might be necessary to go without carbs, but you will not miss out on the enjoyment of eating. You might also want to grow your own food. Take a look.It is also a useful resource for people with Type 1 diabetes.

  • Recipe Resources
    NLC Kitchen provides a wide range of natural keto snacks to make going keto that bit easier. The team at NLC Kitchen has been making natural keto whole foods for many years and developed the first range of keto whole food options for children with drug-resistant epilepsy which is available on prescription. They offer a… Read More »Recipe Resources
  • What to Eat
    A selection of modules and exercises about converting to a ketogenic diet for someone with Type 1 diabetes, whose honeymoon phase has ended, and they have normal renal function. These modules are also available as part of our Essential and Advanced courses for Healthcare Professionals.
  • Keto Kickstarter
    The Keto Kickstarter Basic is a 2 week set of starter-menus based around 30g of carbohydrates, ethically-sourced food, locally produced where possible. The menus are split into 2 separate weeks with a shopping list and menus for each week.
  • Top Ten: Sweet Foods and Snacks
    Top Ten Sweet Foods and Snacks common in a Keto diet Just a selection of familiar favourites to get started. In no particular order.   If you feel the need to snack, then check that this is not boredom, stress, or thirst. It will almost certainly not be due to a lack of energy. In time, it is possible to train oneself not to want a… Read More »Top Ten: Sweet Foods and Snacks
  • Top Ten: Savoury Foods
    10 Savoury Foods common in a Keto diet Here is a list of foods that are common in a keto diet. There are many more, but this is a start. 1. Eggs   If you can tolerate them, they are a very versatile food. There are many ways of preparing eggs, and they can be used in… Read More »Top Ten: Savoury Foods
  • Protein
    Protein is a relatively ignored nutrient in Type 1. Most people with Type 1 diabetes are advised to consume protein ‘in moderation’ (whatever that is). Protein in advanced diabetes complications is restricted because of renal disease, but for the vast majority of people, protein should be consumed freely. It isn’t easy to make general recommendations.… Read More »Protein