Here’s another interview with pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Jake Kushner.
Dr. Kushner is not the typical endocrinologist. He has come to believe that limiting carbohydrates in the diet is helpful for preventing or mitigating diabetes complications in long term diabetes.
Ivor and Jake talk about the reduced longevity of people diagnosed as children and how managing blood sugar by reducing carb intake can effectively reduce the out-sized health risks of people with diabetes.
Eighty-five year old Dr. Richard Bernstein is brought up in several places in the conversation. Bernstein has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 60 years and is an ardent proponent of low carb eating. In this conversation, Ivor Cummins cites that Dr. Berntein’s coronary artery calcium score is zero, the best possible score.
I realize that this is not the only successful way of eating when living with diabetes but it’s one I’ve had success with since 2012. What I’ve come to conclude, however, is that the standard American diet, one with high carbs and high fat, combined with lots of processed foods is likely the best way to eat if you don’t mind the metabolic mayhem it generally produces.
Enjoy the video.