The Ketogenic Diet and Type 2 Diabetes

The Ketogenic Diet and Type 2 Diabetes

Today I wanted to share with you an amazing report about an experiment done to test the effects that a ketogenic diet has on type 2 diabetics. The report is titled, “A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet to Treat Type 2 Diabetes” by Yancy et al. A link to the report can be found at the bottom of this post.

The experiment that this report discusses was carried out by subjecting 28 type 2 diabetic patients to a low-carb ketogenic diet for 16 weeks. Throughout the 16 weeks that this experiment was carried out, the 28 participants checked in bi weekly where specific measurements were made in order to quantify how the diet was helping or hindering there diabetic condition. These measurements included: anthropometric and vital sign measurements; urine testing for ketones; and assessment for hypoglycemic episodes and other symptomatic side effects. The results of this experiment verify that a low carb ketogenic diet is a useful way to manage type 2 diabetes.

Of the 28 participants that enrolled in the study, 21 finished the study and it should be noted that the 7 who did not finish did not quit due to adverse health effects. 7 of the 21 participants who completed the study were able to discontinue their diabetes medications and 10 participants significantly reduced their diabetic medications. Furthermore, the mean body weight, waist circumference, blood glucose levels, percent body fat, and cholesterol levels dropped in the 21 participants who completed the program. Overall, the patients were much healthier at the finish of the 16 weeks than they were when they enrolled.

At Beta BIOS we are inspired by this report and all of the reports similar because they prove that the ketogenic diet is a successful tool in managing type 2 diabetes. It is our goal to spread this information to as many diabetics as possible in hopes of changing the lives as many people as we possibly can. Our Active Keto program is a program that type 2 diabetics can go on in order to achieve similar results to the 21 participants who completed the study. In fact, the ultimate goal of our Active Keto program is to help type 2 diabetics manage their diabetes using the ketogenic diet in hopes that they will be able to reduce or discontinue the use of the diabetic medications.

We encourage you to check out this report and do your own research to learn about all of the studies similar to this one. We are confident that after some research you will be convinced that this is something you should try. There is nothing better than living a happy and healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions about the report or about our Active Keto program please feel free to contact us at


[1] Yancy W, Foy M, Chalecki A, Vernon M, Westman E. (2005). A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes. Nutrition & Metabolism 2: 34.

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