Type 1 diabetes mellitus successfully managed with the paleolithic ketogenic diet

Csaba Tóth, Zsófia Clemens
2014 International Journal of Case Reports and Images  
International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) is an international, peer reviewed, monthly, open access, online journal, publishing high-quality, articles in all areas of basic medical sciences and clinical specialties. Aim of IJCRI is to encourage the publication of new information by providing a platform for reporting of unique, unusual and rare cases which enhance understanding of disease process, its diagnosis, management and clinico-pathologic correlations. ABSTRACT Introduction:
more » ... TRACT Introduction: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients are usually instructed to follow a low fat/high carbohydrate diet. A few studies in literature, however, reported metabolic benefits and sustainability of carbohydrate restricted diets. Case Report: Herein, we present a case of a 19-year-old male with newly diagnosed T1DM. The patient was first put on an insulin regime. Twenty days later, he shifted towards the paleolithic ketogenic diet and was able to discontinue insulin. Strict adherence to the diet resulted in normal glucose levels and a more than three-fold elevation of C-peptide level indicating restored insulin production. Currently, the patient is on the paleolithic ketogenic diet for 6.5 months. He is free of complaints, and no side effects emerged. Conclusion: We conclude that the paleolithic ketogenic diet was effective and safe in the management of this case of newly diagnosed T1DM. Marked increase in C peptide level within two months indicates that the paleolithic ketogenic diet may halt or reverse autoimmune processes destructing pancreatic beta cell function in T1DM. AbstrAct Introduction: type 1 diabetes mellitus (t1DM) patients are usually instructed to follow a low fat/high carbohydrate diet. A few studies in literature, however, reported metabolic benefits and sustainability of carbohydrate restricted diets. case report: Herein, we present a case of a 19-year-old male with newly diagnosed t1DM. the patient was first put on an insulin regime. twenty days later, he shifted towards the paleolithic ketogenic diet and was able to discontinue insulin. strict adherence to the diet resulted in normal glucose levels and a more than three-fold elevation of c-peptide level indicating restored insulin production. currently, the patient is on the paleolithic ketogenic diet for 6.5 months. He is free of complaints, and no side effects emerged. conclusion: We conclude that the paleolithic ketogenic diet was effective and safe in the management of this case of newly diagnosed t1DM. Marked increase in c peptide level within two months indicates that the paleolithic ketogenic diet may halt or reverse autoimmune processes destructing pancreatic beta cell function in t1DM.
doi:10.5348/ijcri-2014124-cr-10435 fatcat:pbz332ermnggbhfpjbw4d6awxy