Why I chose a Ketogenic diet to manage my diabetes

I feel like one thing that has been missing from my discussion of diets in the last few months of experimentation is my personal story with food. In fact, you should subscribe to the AdventureRx Podcast because that is going to be the next story I am going to tell in episode 28! There is a reason that I arrived at a place with my diabetes where I feel comfortable going to "extremes" and it didn't...

5 mistakes to avoid on a Ketogenic diet

I promise that this is the next to last blog post about dietary stuff for a while. I just wanted to conclude this series with some pointers on things to avoid if you should find yourself curious about implementing a dietary shift, away from carbs and towards fat as an energy source. There is, of course, plenty of information available courtesy of my good friend Mr. Google, but I want to highlight...

The ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes: what I eat

I recently began writing about the ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes in an attempt to optimize my blood sugar in relationship to athletic performance. This podcast episode can provide some additional perspective about how I arrived at the ketogenic diet for type 1 diabetes. It started with a low-fat plant-based diet and I have recently changed my approach (dramatically) to a Ketogenic diet...

Troubleshooting high cholesterol and a modified keto diet

This week we are talking about a modified keto diet! I just got back from my endocrinologist appointment and I wanted to share a little bit about the high cholesterol that I have experienced and the modified keto diet that I have been following in order to mitigate this risk as best I can. I love the keto diet and its benefits to my blood sugar and type 1 diabetes management are literally amazing....

Ketogenic climbing | low carb athletes with T1D

I am considering doing a video series in the near future for low carb athletes with T1D about my dietary approach, trial and error and adapting the ketogenic diet to give greater blood glucose stability and athletic performance. I still feel like this is all in the "test phase" because the results I have had are not extensive. That said, I will be sharing developments as they occur in hopes of...

How does the keto diet work on the road?

In the last few posts I've been focused on the challenges (read: chaos) of getting adapted to living in a tiny home (trailer). That process is far from complete and while we are waiting I thought I would touch on a question I've been getting from a few people regarding the keto diet that I am using to control my type 1 diabetes and improve my climbing. Having to manage blood sugar can complicate...

New tweaks to the keto diet and updates to the vlog

In the last week or so I have been forced to reckon with the fact that my cholesterol is high and the keto diet that has enabled me to dial in my blood sugar--may be the culprit that is creating chaos in a different area of my bloodwork. Since I ultimately may have to choose between the lesser of two evils, I have decided to tweak my ketogenic diet to see if my elevated cholesterol may be due to...

Episode 29 Diet, dogma and type 1 diabetes: finding the right approach for YOU

In the last several months I have written a lot about diet and nutrition on the blog. Click here to read about my recent experimentation and discussions. I have always felt like diet is a powerful tool that can give us the upper hand in our battle with diabetes--and honestly I feel the same is true for those who don't live with it--and there is a lot of conflicting information out there and as a...

7 comparisons of Ketogenic vs Vegan (low carb vs low fat) with CGM data

If you remember how this dietary experimentation began a few months back, I was searching for better athletic performance without sacrificing blood sugar control. I had been following a low carb diet and it wasn't really getting the job done for me. I decided to try a low-fat, plant-based approach to see if I had been missing something. It definitely had some benefits and it also had some...