Keto Diet & Diabetes: How Ketosis Affects Insulin

Keto Diet & Diabetes: How Ketosis Affects Insulin

Keto Diet & Diabetes: How Ketosis Affects Insulin

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there’s a lot of mystery surrounding ketosis and diabetes and in this video I want to give you an understanding of both diabetes and how it affects the body but also ketosis and its effect on diabetes not only in theory but also with some peer-reviewed studies by the way if you haven’t already please make sure you hit that subscribe button so you can see all the videos that I’m posting up three to five videos per week including coaching broadcasts so I want to make sure that you take advantage of that right now anyway let’s get down to the science in this video I want to start off by breaking down what insulin does in the body then I want to talk about the various forms of diabetes type 1 and type 2 then I’m gonna give you a breakdown of how the ketogenic diet and insulin plays a role when it comes down to diabetes because it’s really important that we have an understanding there so let’s dive in and talk about insulin really quick so within our pancreas we have these cells that are known as beta cells okay and what beta cells do is they produce insulin as a response to any kind of carbohydrate that our body sees so basically when we have glucose that is derived from food that we eat our beta cells produce these insulin molecules these insulin molecules flow around through the body they allow the cell to absorb that glucose they allow liver cells muscle cells and fat cells to absorb the glucose to ultimately be used for fuel so then we take the next step to look at diabetes we can understand how diabetes and insulin work together so the first one I want to talk about is type 1 diabetes a type 1 diabetes is not traditional type 1 is a little bit more rare and it is an autoimmune condition you see what happens with this autoimmune condition is your body is actually fighting off beta cells so those beta cells that produce insulin your body’s own immune system is fighting them off and it’s making it so that they’re not able to produce insulin that’s why a type 1 diabetic needs to take exogenously to make sure that their blood sugar doesn’t go through the roof from foods that they eat here’s the other thing without insulin the body can start to essentially starve you see because it’s not able to see that glucose because the insulin is never allowing the glucose into the cells the body starts to break down proteins and fats that’s why oftentimes type 1 diabetics are a lot more thin than a type 2 diabetic it’s not the conventional way that we would look at diabetes as just being an issue with overweight people okay then we move in to type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes is the more common one and this is sort of the opposite in a sense it happens on the other end of the spectrum you see our body’s cells our liver our fat our muscle cells no longer can receive insulin very well or they get very desensitized to it so they get so much insulin at one point in time that they don’t respond to it nearly as well which means that blood glucose ends up staying elevated and therefore the pancreas tries it’s best to produce more insulin those beta cells try really hard because they see blood sugar rising but they can only do so much so they try and try and try and eventually become exhausted and sometimes even fully shut down which gets it to the point where you cannot produce enough insulin to handle the glucose so you either have to take medications to lower your glucose or you have to take exhaustion as insulin if it gets too bad so now let’s go into the ketogenic diet and how this works because this is pretty interesting now initially on the surface we can look at the ketogenic diet the reduction of carbohydrates and how it would reduce our need for insulin because we don’t need as much insulin because we don’t have as many carbs so I wanted to look at a couple of studies and I found one that was extremely interesting and this one breaks down the exact effect of the ketogenic diet on type-2 diabetes this study was published in the Journal of medical internet research publications and it took a look at 262 people that had type 2 diabetes and what they found was that when they put them on a ketogenic diet under 30 grams of carbohydrates per day and increased fat intake that they started they have some pretty remarkable results the main things that they were looking at or a1c levels C a1 C is basically an aggregate of your blood glucose over a period of time so if you have a lower level of a1c it means that your blood glucose has been getting lower and lower so that’s a very good thing and what they found is at the end of a 10-week period of time on a ketogenic diet those that had type 2 diabetes ended up reducing their a1c levels on average by one percent now I’m not talking about 1% as a total I’m talking about 1% on their lab tests now to put this in perspective I’ll tell you another part of the study they found that the number of people at the end of the study that ended up having healthy levels of a1c under six point five percent had increased by 56 percent so we should be under 6.5 percent for our a1c and that’s a healthy range well after this study being in ketosis for ten weeks there’s an increase in 56% of the participants that were able to get their numbers below that six and a half percent pretty darn amazing now the other thing 90% of the participants we’re taking some form of diabetes medication during the study what they found is at the end of the 10-week period over 50% again we’re able to reduce at least one of their diabetes medications just by going on to a ketogenic diet because it released the tax on the insulin release the tax on the pancreas making it a lot easier to handle and making the beta cells have a chance to actually recover then we have to look at type one diabetes and I’m going to tread lightly here because type 1 diabetes is still a little bit of a mystery when it comes down to the ketogenic diet but we do know that it is an autoimmune condition and the ketosis diet has a lot of an effect on autoimmune conditions and inflammation in the first place so we have to look at is the fact that when you go on a ketogenic diet and you’re type 1 you still have a need for insulin because insulin is going to help prevent ketones from getting too high okay we still have a little bit of insulin that plays a role when we’re talking about ketosis we don’t want our ketones to get too high because that leads to ketoacidosis and that’s where insulin comes in and a type 1 diabetic needs to be concerned with that so the study that’s most popular right now it takes a look at one individual that was medically supervised that wanted to slowly reduce the amount of insulin that he had to take so under medical supervision he went into nutritional ketosis started to reduce his insulin that he was taking in over a period of six and a half months was able to reduce it dramatically and eventually come up the theory is that because of this relationship with ketosis and inflammation simultaneously as you were able to start reducing the amount of insulin was needed you are also increasing your body’s ability to fight off the inflammation that could be rendering the beta cells useless so ketosis potentially has a healing effect on the autoimmune aspect of type 1 diabetes while simultaneously reducing your need for as much insulin now again I’m not going to go into a lot of details this is just one study and the story of type 1 diabetes and ketosis is still a little the mystery but it’s starting to show some pretty promising results but anyhow this is a general breakdown at the ketogenic diet and insulin and diabetes and I hope that you ended up getting a lot of detail and understanding how it truly works within the body as always keep it locked in here on my channel and I will see you in the next video

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There’s a lot of mystery surrounding ketosis and diabetes and in this video I wanna give you an understanding of both diabetes and how it affects the body but also ketosis and its effect on diabetes, not only in theory, but also with some peer reviewed studies. In this video, I wanna start off by breaking down what insulin does in the body. Then I wanna talk about the various forms of diabetes, type one and type two and then I’m gonna give you a breakdown of how the ketogenic diet and insulin plays a role when it comes down to diabetes because it’s really important that we have an understanding there.

So lets dive in and talk about insulin really quick. So within our pancreas, we have these cells that are known as beta cells and what beta do is they produce insulin as a response to any kind of carbohydrate that our body sees. So basically, when we have glucose that is derived from food that we eat, our beta cells produce these insulin molecules. These insulin molecules flow around through the body, they allow the cell to absorb that glucose. They allow liver cells, muscle cells and fat cells to absorb the glucose to ultimately be used for fuel. So then we take the next step to look at diabetes, we can understand how diabetes and insulin work together. So the first one I wanna talk about is type one diabetes. A type one diabetes is not traditional, type one is a little bit more rare and it is an autoimmune condition.

You see, what happens with this autoimmune condition is you body is actually fighting off beta cells. So those beta cells that produce insulin, your body’s own immune system is fighting them off and it’s making it so that they’re not able to produce insulin. That’s why a type one diabetic needs to take exogenous insulin to make sure that they’re blood sugar doesn’t go through the roof from foods that they eat. Here’s the other thing, without insulin, the body can start to essentially starve. Because it’s not able to see that glucose because the insulin is never allowing the glucose into the cells, the body starts to break down proteins and fats. That’s why often times, type one diabetic are a lot more thin that the type two diabetic. It’s not the conventional way that we would look at diabetes as just being an issue with overweight people.

Then we move in to type two diabetes. Type two diabetes is the more common one and this is sort of the opposite in a sense, it happens on the other end of the spectrum. Our body’s cells are liver, our fat, our muscle cells no longer can receive insulin very well or they get desensitized to it. So they get so much insulin at one point in time that they don’t respond to it nearly as well, which means that blood glucose ends up staying elevated and therefore, the pancreas tries its best to produce more insulin. Those beta cells try really hard because they see blood sugar rising but they can only do so much. So they try and try and try and eventually become exhausted and sometimes even fully shut down, which gets you to the point where you cannot produce enough insulin to handle the glucose. So you either have to take medications to lower your glucose or you have to take exogenous insulin if it gets too bad.

So now lets go into the ketogenic diet and how this works because this is pretty interesting. Now, initially, on the surface, we can look at the ketogenetic diet, the reduction of carbohydrates and how it would reduce our need for insulin because we don’t need as much insulin because we don’t have as many carbs. So I wanted to look at a couple of studies and I found one that was extremely interesting and this one breaks down the exact effect of the ketogenic diet on type two diabetes. This study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Publications and it took a look at 262 people that had type two diabetes. And what they found was that when they put them on a ketogenic diet, under 30 grams of carbohydrates per day and increased fat intake, that they started to have some pretty remarkable results.

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