Raving Fan nice to meet you. I have tried low fat diets etc over the years and I remember my mother eating empty puff ball energy rolls and not loosing any weight at all. The ketogenic diet work for me so I wish you luck.Keto and Intermittent Fasting requires strict Discipline. Unfortunately not many GP's are on board with it.
My Hba1c was 106!! but I managed to bring it down to 48 in a year by doing Keto (or a version of it).
However, a few years on and it has crept back up to 100 so I am back on Keto. Once you get into the rhythm it is great. You dont even feel hungry and are really only eating for nutrition. The Dr Berg Youtube videos helped me in practical ways. The Dr Jason Fung ones were useful for understanding how it works.
I really wish I could find more people doing Keto and set up a support group. I am in London.
I did not find ketogenic diet vague at all I followed Dr Michael Mosley books I find a set menu too restrictive I made my own meals up with no carbs. TirnanogI am not sure what the Keto diet is - unlike Atkins where everything is laid out, and a process described, Keto seems very vague.
Eating a low carb diet is the key to controlling blood glucose for many type twos if they are lucky, and it suits some type ones as well.
My way of eating is a permanent change, and it seems to mean that I will not be straying up into prediabetic levels - which is great. With the concept of breakfast being steak and mushrooms or eggs and whatever, there is no sort of temptation from a bowl of processed grain.
There are loads of ideas for low carb eating on the forum.
Because the keto diet appears to have no find tuning I suggest that you look up Atkins maintenance levels - though as you are most unlikely to know what your Atkins Maintenance level of eating is, it is not as helpful as it might be - basically it is the amounts and types of foods which will allow you to coast along without any deficits.Can I use a keto diet if I'm breast-feeding?