T1ATHLETES - KETO FOR DIABETICS
NO MORE SUGAR COATING
WHAT GOOD IS A LIFE IF YOU LOSE THE CURIOSITY OF WONDERING HOW FAR YOU CAN GO.- MEGAN SAUNDERS
Welcome to our new Diabetes page. Living a low-carb, high protein, low sugar diet isn’t just about performance, or even general health. For diabetics, living this lifestyle, coupled with exercise, could be a huge asset in managing the effects of Diabetes. With a staggering 415 million adults living with Diabetes worldwide (International Diabetes Federation) , the realities of this disease are ones we cannot afford to ignore. Low-carb, high protein, low sugar products like Keto’s can assist athletes in choosing smart, diabetic-friendly fuel for training, events and recovery. Along with our products, we also look to providing valuable information to athletes looking for information around Diabetes.
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Megs talks about the day she found out she was a T1 Diabetic. The confusion around ‘standard’ treatment and coming to terms with living as a diabetic.
The trials and challenges of living a active, adventurous life while managing blood glucose and insulin. The interesting findings of blood ketone numbers and stable blood glucose while training.
Meg discusses introducing a Keto approach to her nutritional strategy. The impact of nutrition on her performance, confidence and blood glucose management.
Meg talks us through her progression in performance. Some practical tips and tools and whats next in pushing her limits and meeting her adventurous spirit.
T1 ATHLETE – TRACY SANDERS
I suspected I had type one, but didn’t even want to give into the idea that I could have it. I remember staring at my skeletal body in the mirror, incapable, sick and a shadow of what it once was and deciding I needed answers.”
– Tracy Sanders
When you are diagnosed with T1D, you are absolutely thrown into the deep end. Not to mention that your legs and arms are tied and there happens to be a 50kg weight attached firmly to your feet.
On the first day of January 2015, I cut all carbohydrates and dairy products and embarked on a sugar-free lifestyle to see how this would help my diabetes.
I have always adored sport. I participated in swimming, touch rugby and netball throughout high-school and have always led an active lifestyle. I was determined to continue this hand in hand with T1D
I went to a dietician to hopefully receive some help with food quantities and advice on portions. She could only recommend a high carbohydrate, lean protein, fat-free diet and was appalled when I said I would appreciate a less carbohydrate intensive regime