I am a T2 who has done very low Carb (6 years) and started the Ketosis diet.
Three big buts.
But #1 I do produce a lot of my own insulin, just don.t use it well. I do not use insulin or any medication to control my T2 (A1c 5.6). I cannot speak to doing the diet while adding insulin. I agree it should be watched closely.
But. # 2 What is your goal with Ketosis? Other than sharing an experience with your boy friend. Which can be a questionable motive. I have seen super intense athletes. shoot for crazy high ketone numbers, Which I dont believe is good for anyone.
But #3. What is your carb intake range and A1c now? I found that when I was eating low carb (30 to 50 carbs a Day) I was already in the nutritional Ketosis range. .5 to 2.5
If you can borrow a meter and test to get an idea where you are. (they vary through out the day)
I don’t follow any Keto diet program, I found it very restrictive, and since I was already tightly controlling my diet and in “nutritional Ketosis”. I have just continued on with what I was doing.
Dr. Mowll has a good posting for introduction to Keto. He is a diabetic “expert” (i am not recommending him)
I have actually talked with him a couple of times and considered joining (and paying for) the program. Then I realized I know more about me and what I need than he does. So I would leave it at he seems to have an informative post.
Important point nutritional Ketosis is not the same or related to Ketoacidosis The latter is quite dangerous