Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?

Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?

Keto diets put to the test for diabetes reversal.

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This was the final video in my 7-part keto series. Be sure to catch up on the rest if you missed any:
• Is Keto an Effective Cancer-Fighting Diet? (
• Keto Diet Theory Put to the Test (
• Keto Diet Results for Weight Loss (
• Is Weight Loss on Ketosis Sustainable? (
• Are Keto Diets Safe? (
• Keto Diets: Muscle Growth and Bone Density (

What can we do about diabetes? Here are a few videos to get you started:
• How Not to Die from Diabetes (
• Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes (
• What Causes Insulin Resistance? (
• Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity (
• What Causes Diabetes? (
• Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes (
• Eggs and Diabetes (
• Fish and Diabetes (
• Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses (
• How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes (
• Curing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (
• When Drugs & Diets Don’t Lower Diabetes Deaths (
• Reversing Diabetes with Food (
• Diabetes Reversal: Is It the Calories or the Food? (
• Is Ginger Beneficial in a Diabetic Diet? (
• Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet for Diabetes (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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