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Offline SarahMay

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Low Carb/High Fat
« on: March 09, 2015, 09:29:46 AM »
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  • Interested in the opinions of parents here about the LCHF method for Type 1 kids. I haven't researched it, but was recently introduced to a local mom (whose child is newly diagnosed) and it sounds like she might be into it. I'd like to be well-informed if we have more interactions (I'm not looking to shoot her down, just to promote healthy viewpoints). I'd like to understand if there's merit and/or danger in the LCHF idea.

    There's a lot of emotion and controversy associated with this issue, but I'd love matter-of-fact thoughts or research if possible. :) For those who do it/don't do it, does it come down to science? Philosophy? Parenting? Food issues?
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 09:36:22 AM »
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  • Run away.  Far far away.  They're evangelists of the worst type   :P

    Talk to your endo first.  I have yet to hear of a pedi endo who would endorse LCHF for t1 kids.  And I'm not a talk to your endo first kind of person.

    This is a VERY limiting lifestyle- I don't care what they say.

    Type 1 kids have a sky high incidence of eating disorders and general emotional and psychological issues around food.  Adding something as restrictive as LCHF to that is a BAD idea. 

    There is not significant data to show that the uber-control they gain is worth the toll.

    Add to that- there are studies showing lchf increases cortisol (stress hormone) which in turn can increase the risk of heart disease and kidney disease- things our kid are already at risk for.

    Add to that- find a nutritionist who truly recommends as restrictive of a diet as they advocate.  Things like most fruit becomes off limits.  No thanks.

    Run away!  Run away!  No... really.... do....   :-\

    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 09:42:36 AM »
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  • I agree with Angela.  It is like a cult- they actively recruit new "members". The head admin of the big FB page promoting this diet posts on his page where his "members" should go on FB to "help" new people.

    A page I belong to on FB just this weekend banned all mention of LCHF and is actively banning anyone who promotes or mentions it.

    I know Brie has some good studies on it too.
    -Stephanie  Mom to Kaelyn, age 7 DX 10/31/10




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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 11:29:14 AM »
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  • I agree with Angela and Stephanie. The brain itself requires an average of 130 g of carbs to function properly. I can't imagine any legit nutritionist or Dr would endorse a diet that doesn't allow fruit! It's just crazy, and damaging both physically and emotionally.
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 03:01:59 PM »
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 03:27:52 PM »
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  • The problem I have with the LCHF diet is that it goes against my mantras of "kid first" and "everything in moderation."

    It drives me nuts when people turn to this diet in order to decrease insulin.  Because insulin is evil. Not like it's naturally produced in the body or anything  ::)

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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 05:05:11 PM »
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  • The problem I have with the LCHF diet is that it goes against my mantras of "kid first" and "everything in moderation."

    It drives me nuts when people turn to this diet in order to decrease insulin.  Because insulin is evil. Not like it's naturally produced in the body or anything  ::)

    This.  Along with the whole ZOMG what everyone else is doing is SOOO DANGEROUS! 
    Spoiler for Hiden:
    bullshit
    .

    And to be clear- if it's an adult who cares to do this- whatever.  Adults do all sorts of crazy diets.  I don't care.  It's NOT cool to subject a child to this  Not cool medically.  Not cool nutritionally.  Not cool emotionally. 
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 05:14:50 PM »
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  • And to be clear- if it's an adult who cares to do this- whatever.  Adults do all sorts of crazy diets.  I don't care.  It's NOT cool to subject a child to this  Not cool medically.  Not cool nutritionally.  Not cool emotionally.

    A gazillion times this!

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #8 on: March 09, 2015, 08:07:19 PM »
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  • The problem I have with the LCHF diet is that it goes against my mantras of "kid first" and "everything in moderation."

    It drives me nuts when people turn to this diet in order to decrease insulin.  Because insulin is evil. Not like it's naturally produced in the body or anything  ::)

    This.

    And because...Nutbuckets.  You cannot argue with crazy. 

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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #9 on: March 09, 2015, 10:30:39 PM »
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  • And because...Nutbuckets.  You cannot argue with crazy.


     <roflmao> <roflmao> <roflmao> <roflmao> <roflmao> <roflmao>

    yep.  pretty much.
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 05:07:26 AM »
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  • Run away.  Far far away.  They're evangelists of the worst type   :P

    Talk to your endo first.  I have yet to hear of a pedi endo who would endorse LCHF for t1 kids.  And I'm not a talk to your endo first kind of person.

    This is a VERY limiting lifestyle- I don't care what they say.

    Type 1 kids have a sky high incidence of eating disorders and general emotional and psychological issues around food.  Adding something as restrictive as LCHF to that is a BAD idea. 

    There is not significant data to show that the uber-control they gain is worth the toll.

    Add to that- there are studies showing lchf increases cortisol (stress hormone) which in turn can increase the risk of heart disease and kidney disease- things our kid are already at risk for.

    <clap>
    I will print this out, tranaslate it, put it on the fridge, memorize it and quote it everytime I get the "he shouldn´t eat pasta"-thing thrown on me. 
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 01:01:57 PM »
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  • Thanks... you guys are awesome.  <t-up>
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Gideon (5) non-D


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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 10:41:25 PM »
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  • I know I am late to the topic but I believe that any diet that focuses on eliminating a whole food group isn't good for anyone.
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    Re: Low Carb/High Fat
    « Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 07:06:09 PM »
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  • A dear, sweet lady I know posted some dumb article about lchf and t1 yesterday and tagged me and another man, who apparently has t1 or t1 kids.    Sigh...

    We both just ignored it. lol

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