I eat a low-carb high-fat or LCHF diet to help control my blood glucose. I find it a highly successful and sustainable way of eating. I’ve been at it since 2012.
In my daily reading I do about diabetes and health, I have come across an eating tactic for diabetes that made zero sense to me yet people with type 1 diabetes claim it works very well for them. They say that the key is minimizing fat so that your body can greatly increase its insulin sensitivity and enable the insulin you do take to metabolize more carbs. This diet includes no meats.
My initial take on this whole idea was extreme skepticism, but I keep running across different cases where people are claiming that it not only helps with their blood sugar control, but they also feel healthy in a comprehensive way. My thinking now is, given the variety of human metabolisms, this high-carb low-fat or HCLF can work in some people.
I would love to see some blood sugar CGM graphs of people who advocate and use this diet so I can see hard evidence that this diet matches the glowing narrative they write.
Is there anyone out there who eats this way?
Here’s one testimonial T1D account about this way of eating.
The article includes pictures of colorful and appetizing fruit and vegetable meals.
I gotta admit; these foods do look yummy! But I just can’t imagine a post-meal blood sugar line staying in range.