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    My endocrinologist is the one who very strongly suggested keto to me. My three-month labs were the best they have been in a long time. Kidneys are absolutely fine.

    I also have an autoimmune disease that requires three-month labs, so I have that resource.

    What are your concerns? Is your doctor not on board with you doing keto, and that's why you saw a dietician?

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      Have these guidelines they want you to do if you do keto get labs monthly. She a physical therapist weekly and a dietician monthly; I just don't have the time to do this. I just want to do keto without all of the monitoring. The only diagnosis I have is obesity and anemia.

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        If you are overall healthy, I say you know your body better than anyone. If you want to try keto, try keto. Find an actual doctor who is supportive of it and go from there. I don't understand why they want you to see a physical therapist, are you injured and coming back from that?

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          No, I am not injured; it is just there problem and I have been on keto already for three months and lost 37lbs! I feel great!!

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            Keep up what you're doing. OBVIOUSLY it's working for you. Make sure you're eating spinach and red meat for your iron and Keto on!!

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    At my last checkup, my doc asked me what I was doing that my weight and blood pressure went down. I told him "keto," and he said, "excellent!"

    If you eat brown rice and fruit, it is not Keto. Honestly, I think you need a different nutritionist as a second opinion.

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    I can't speak for all dietitians, but it has been my experience that they all seem to give the same terrible advice; eat whole grains/fruit/carbs. They don't know the science of keto; therefore, it's automatically wrong even if the person is diabetic! I would suggest you find a doctor that is supportive of keto and go from there.

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    When I was 40 pounds overweight I went to my internal specialist who specializes in weight loss..complaining of slow metabolism after feeling defeated going on 2 years of eating "low fat" healthy food pyramid style foods. She was supportive of keto after we saw it wasn't thyroid related..etc @ 3 months check-up I had lost inches and 40 pounds as well as lowered my cholesterol. She asked me. what I was doing and I said keto..she hugged me and said well done keep it up it's working!

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    They Always recommend Brown rice & whole grains especially for diabetics (not that you are)
    Do your own research, and I feel you must do what you think is best if you're nervous then consult your primary doctor, let them know you ARE trying it…
    Many of us out here get labs about every three months, those with Ins.
    If you are a Type 2 diabetic, your fasting glucose & A1C will do down dramatically, most of us are able to go off meds….
    I'm regards to cholesterol it's Very common for it to go Up the first three months, as our body is still ridding itself of its remaining glucose supplies, 90% of the time by 6months ketoers see a dramatic drop in lipids!!
    I'm regards to kidneys, have them check, you keep your water and electrolytes up….

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    My doctor is Keto and is also part of the Medical Weight loss at Indiana University.

    I am in a university study for the next six months, being followed by a doctor and getting labs every six or so weeks. They are fine with me doing keto. They do suggest to the entire group to get whole grains and starchy vegetables. But they said I could continue doing keto as long as I eat non-starchy vegetables and some low carb fruit twice a day. It is reasonable, and they are not pushing me to eat grains and rice. Which is nice. But they want me to sleep 8 hours a night

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    Talk to a nutritionist and not a dietician — big difference.

    My nutritionist was on-board with keto, but she's a bariatric nutritionist, and the lifestyles are very close. I do have my blood monitored, but not monthly unless there's an issue.

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    About a month into keto I needed to get my IUD out, went to a new doctor who happened to specialize in metabolism and hormone balance, she asked about diet and was happy to hear I was already doing keto because she was going to recommend it based on concerns with weight, hormonal issues, possibility of PCOS, and being high risk of type 2 diabetes. She had me do some blood work that day and wants to look at hormone issues but wanted my body to have time to adjust to both not having the IUD (it was a hormonal one that jacked me up) and being on keto and schedule me to come back in 4 months (a month from now). So I'm gonna assume monthly check-ups because keto is unnecessary. My doctor didn't say anything about needed to do labs because of keto either, my hormones were already messed up, and that's what she wants to look at and thinks keto should help that.

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    I'm overweight, and my glucose is slightly higher than my dr wants it to be but not quite pre-diabetic. My doctor suggested a low glycemic index diet. I had to go back to her for something random a month later and talked to her about doing keto. She was all for it. She said if I had any questions on how to proceed, see a dietitian, and she gave me two names of who she likes. She said great let's do some labs in three months and see if it helps your glucose levels. She was all about it.

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    This way of eating is wonderful for diabetics as well.. it levels out insulin and also decreases inflammation connected to heart disease and high blood pressure/ high cholesterol. Honestly…the weight loss/ inches loss..is just an added bonus!

    We have a weight loss center locally. The dr.s and dietitians/staff there fully support and recommend Keto. It's mainly diabetics and the morbidly obese who get referred there because its more successful than weight loss surgery, and they have a very high success rate!

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    From all I've read, it's if you're insulin resistant and have too many ketones in your blood that cause kidney issues. Are you diabetic? Do you monitor your glucose? If your sugar is in the normal range, I don't believe there is cause for concern. It seems that's one of the misconceptions in the medical and nutrition field. I'm no expert, but I've read quite a bit. 

    One other point is ketogenic diet is being in a state of ketosis and being fat adapted. So it's not being in ketosis a couple of days a week. It's using fat for the primary source of energy, which means you stay in ketosis. Everyone has a different tolerance for how many grams of carbs you can eat to maintain ketosis. How you get, those carbs are up to you.

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    My young daughter was put on keto by her endocrinologist. My husband saw his dr a few weeks later and asked him about it, and he was thrilled that my husband was on it. No one has wanted to do blood work. Both my daughter's dr and my husband's said that it is 100% safe and nothing that needs monitoring (though we all started this keto journey in good health with my husband and I being overweight but with no other issues).

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