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How Diets Impact Performance (in Active People with Diabetes)

Many insulin users have chosen to go “low-carb” to better manage diabetes, which may or may not impact how well they perform in athletic events. How do many athletes with diabetes who swear by extreme low-carb diets that are either high in fat (like a keto diet) or higher protein (e.g., Dr. Bernstein) perform? How do their dietary choices impact both their blood glucose management and their ability to be active? Although I personally choose to follow a more balanced diet with a moderate intake of lower-GI carbohydrates (making up less than 40 percent of my total calories), it’s mostly because I prefer plant-based foods. As a semi-vegetarian (choosing to not eat mammals), I don’t particularly

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