Recently a family friend came to visit after being away for a few months. His story was that he had diabetes and had gained some weight. Over the summer he had asked what I was doing to lose weight and I indicated that I was “loosely” following the ketogenic diet.
As a responsible individual who was on insulin, our friend consulted with his doctor before beginning a stricter interpretation of keto than I. He was out of country when he first observed problems – sweats, light-headedness and general malaise.
A visit with Emergency doctors resulted in a reduction of his insulin. Still, the problems persisted. He is now entirely off the insulin and has now swung towards the hypoglycaemic side of the spectrum. He still adheres to the keto ( he has lost 34 lbs since he began!), but now needs to supplement his sugar to make sure he doesn’t collapse.
I guess the moral is to make sure with your doctor before you begin any strict diet change. It could save your life!