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How a Keto Diet Works for Type 2 Diabetes

How a Keto Diet Works for Type 2 Diabetes

A ketogenic diet that is high in fats and low in carbs can ease diabetes symptoms.  Let’s not forget that carbs are sugars and sugars are not a friend of people with diabetes.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, a ketogenic diet may be recommended because when your body maintains a state of ketosis it converts fats into energy when there is a lack of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates break down into sugar and may lead to a blood sugar spike if they are consumed in excess. Common heart healthy foods which are consumed on a ketogenic diet are foods such as fish, cheese, olive/coconut oils, avocados, nuts, nut butters, eggs and seeds. For more information refer to our blog titled “Foods you can and can’t eat on a Keto Diet”.

At Kraving Keto, we offer a selection of healthy keto breakfast options made with diabetic friendly ingredients such as PBCo protein pancake mix, Melinda’s low carb pancake and waffle mix, The Monday Food Company’s keto granola, Hawthorne Hill sugar free jams and many more!  These are nutritional as well as a safe option to maintain insulin levels.

For a yummy keto meal idea for lunch, try an Empower wrap containing keto-friendly fillings such as chicken breast, cheese, lettuce and Good Fat Mayonnaise, which is one of our most popular condiments!

A great quick and easy dinner option is a beef stir fry using Slendier Konjac noodles or make a classic family favourite Spaghetti Bolognese using Slendier Organic Black Bean pasta. Alternatively, if you’re a fan of lasagne, Palmini Lasagne sheets will make a tasty lasagne with your favourite Italian meat sauce and vegetables.  Loka have added a new protein pasta to their range which is perfect for carbonara or a tuna bake.  The options are endless!

Diabetic friendly sweet and savoury snacks are readily available in our pantry at Kraving Keto!  Some of our favourites are Origin Zero Sugar chocolate bars, Vitawerx chocolate coated almonds or macadamias, Slim Secrets bare bars, Locako protein brownie balls, Loka Ultra Low Carb Lupin crackers just to mention a few.

If you are interested in learning more about Type 2 Diabetes and the ketogenic diet, we have saved some excellent reference articles below.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog and we have provided you with some great diabetic friendly options! Feel free to leave a comment below!

If you’re interested in starting a keto diet please ensure you consult your doctor to understand if it’s right for you. We are not healthcare professionals, nor do we offer medical advice

Rina and Laura x

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Reference Articles:

https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes-ketogenic-diet https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317431
https://www.byramhealthcare.com/blogs/how-the-ketogenic-diet-works-for-type-2-diabetes
https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/keto-diet-for-diabetes

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