Type 2 Diabetes And Low Carb — Dr. Eric Westman


Last week we opened the floor any questions you had for our resident Diabetes and Low Carb expert, Dr. Eric Westman.


Linda 0:37
What do you do if your doctor is reluctant to adjust medications in response to improved biomarkers?

Linda 1:16
Also, what is your opinion about prescribing lisinopril to normotensive T2 diabetics who are controlled by keto diet and weight loss, presumably to prevent renal complications in the future?

Alison 2:29
Should a pre-diabetic do intermediate fasting?

Sue 2:56
Can eating Low Carb/Keto cause diabetes?

Barbra 3:43
How do you know you are pre-diabetic?

Ted 4:36
If I go low-carb, can I reverse type 2 diabetes?

Terry 6:16
I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, what are the biggest risks I face?

Ray 6:50
If I embark on this lifestyle, the adapt program, keto… will I be able to come off my medication?

Debbie 7:20
I wake up with very high blood sugar readings, it seems to go down as the day goes on, is this an indication of type 2 diabetes?


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  1. I love all the great information you keep putting out there!!!

    I started Keto on Oct 18th, 2018. I was 360 pounds, today I crossed the 100 pounds lost mark!!!!!! No more BP pills!! Feeling so much better!!

  2. Dr. Westman. How are your diabetic patients doing in the longer term? Long term diabetic, I started Keto in feb 2018. In a few months, fasting blood sugar was in the range of 90 to 110, and frequently, would drop into the 80's and 90's during the day. But now, 11 months later, my fasting numbers are in the 130 range, and I haven't seen more than a handful of days when I tested under 100. It takes until noon and sometimes later, to get below 120. Even when I walk a couple miles, it doesn't drive my numbers down like it did before LCHF. I'm pretty much lost on how to proceed at this point.

  3. What about t2d that do not have a lot of body fat anymore? But have uncontrolled blood sugars……Would keto still help possibly? Should insulin levels be checked? Thanks for all of your videos! 😊

  4. Dear Dr Westman, I would like to see more case studies on people aged in their 80's who desire to reduce their blood sugar so that they can stop taking metformin and statins but not needing to lose weight. Do you have any ideas ??? (Love your work by the way!)

  5. Great info! Thank you for all that you do, Dr. Westman . I’m a 47 year old female, early menopause at 41. I have psoriasis of the scalp. Right shoulder pain and right hip pain constantly plus arthritis. I’ve heard that those are symptoms of carbs in the diet. (?) I’m not a diabetic nor am I obese, yet. But the creeping 40 pounds in the last 8 years has irritated me. I did LCHF last year . I stopped and gave up cause I didn’t think it was working. (Yeah……I got down to 163 from 180 and hit a plateau. ) I gained it all back in a matter of a few months. So I’m back on the LCHF. This time for good! I gave up soda about 5 years ago. I’ve always thought that I ate right for the past 10 years until I read labels. LOL! Not so much. I know it takes time to lose the extra 40 pounds, but it’s not coming off as quickly as I would like.

    My questions are …..at what point do you suggest I get hormones checked? Is it a good idea to get hormone replacement for someone who still has her inner parts (I had a tubal ligation at the same time as the weight started creeping in)? Or do you recommend just continuing LCHF nutritional plan ? Will LCHF still work for someone with a hormone disorder or no disorder at all just slow weight loss?

    Thank you so much! I hope that you continue your work. You’re a good human.


  6. Dr. Westman, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes June 30th 2017. I have been eating LCHF, One meal a day for 3 1/2 months with no ill effects. I'm on metformin 1000 er with my one meal a day. My fbg is 80-130 very day. I feel much better than when I was diagnosed! I intend to stop the metformin as soon as I get the okay from my care team at the VA. I know this is anecdotal, but, at least you know one person who is keto and intermittent fasting who is feeling much better. My initial A1c was 11.6 with fbg at 288.
    –Jerome Monson–

  7. Off metaformin and victoza in 2012, passed out in dr office, starting gaining in winter 2016, miserable, started with one toast in the morning and hit pasta, more bread and cereals, didn’t want to see anyone nor anyone to see me…started KETO Jan 2017(experienced with Atkins and Stillman), dr KETO also, now off blood pressure pills and lipitor…hated lipitor and took COQ10 to help muscle cramps…now down 61 pounds…add cayenne pepper for stomach and salt water occasionally…will stay KETO ‘til Jan 2018 and maintain beyond…


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