Since diabetes runs in my family and I have lost relatives to it I have decided to explore a "modified" ketonic eating lifestyle. This lifestyle requires people to eat a high fat/low carb diet with moderate protein. However, I do not want to go as low with my carbs as this diet suggests. I simply cannot eat only 20g of carbs per day. I am going to aim for 40g or 50g per day. I will, however, be eating more protein and good fats with every meal.
My mother is a diabetic and her resting glucose level fluctuates between 120 and 145 on average. With that said, there are many days that she hits down into the teens and lower. I sat her down and asked her to trust me. I introduced the ketonic diet to her and she was happy to try it since she eats closer to it anyway. Well, I am happy to say that after a few days of this her resting glucose level today was 108. Awesome.
She has diverticulitis and diabetes which makes eating very difficult. Some of the best things to treat diverticulitis are not recommended for diabetics. So we are being mindful of incorporating the highest fiber/low carb foods that she can eat on a daily basis.
As for me, I have no problems except obesity and joint problems. (That I know of). I think the key to eating is making it simple but not too simple. Keeping it interesting and allowing for variety. I love the higher "good" fat, moderate protein way of eating. It allows me freedom without giving me cravings. I love my veggies and will continue to eat them with lunch and dinner in moderate to lower portions. I love my fruit and will have one serving with breakfast.
Like I said before, it only takes 21 days to form a habit (good or bad) so by the end of February, I should have my meals pretty solidly planned.