Keto diet shows success for local diabetes patients

WORLD, AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD OF IT THE KETO DIET

BUT HOW DOES THE DIET AFFECT SOMEONE WITH DIABETES? KRIS 6 NEWS REPORTER, ASHLEY PORTILLO, EXPLAINS PKG ASHLEY PEOPLE LOOKING TO LEAD A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE MAY HAVE CONSIDERED THE KETO DIET — A LOW CARB, HIGH FAT DIETING PLAN AND FOR DIABETICS, IT COULD BE A WAY TO CONTROL THEIR DISEASE SOT DR JEGAN GOPAL, BARIATRIC SURGEON: "Their fasting glucose levels can improve, their hemoglobin A1C can improve

" DR JEGAN GOPAL A BARIATRIC SURGEON AT THE BETTER WEIGH CENTER, SAYS THE DIET AFFECTS EACH PERSON DIFFERENTLY FOR JUSTIN SHIRLEY, WHO'S SHOPPING FOR HIS KETO- FRIENDLY GROCERIES TODAY, THE KETO DIET HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT SUCCESS SO FAR SOT JUSTIN SHIRLEY, KETO DIETER: "I feel much better about myself, I have a lot of energy" JUSTIN

A TYPE TWO DIABETIC IS 25 POUNDS LIGHTER SINCE STARTING THE KETO DIET IN APRIL BEFORE THAT, JUSTIN SAYS IT WAS DIFFICULT CONTROLLING HIS WEIGHT SOT JUSTIN SHIRLEY, KETO DIETER: "I love fried foods, I love eating out But I knew being a type two diabetic, I couldn't do that anymore" SOT ASHLEY PORTILLO, REPORTING: "A blood screening from late march shows Justin's results consistent with diabetes

And since the diet? His results show normal readings His doctor even recommending he stop taking his medication for a week" SOT JUSTIN SHIRLEY, KETO DIETER: "I was amazed that on this diet, I can control my blood sugar, I can lose weight, I can have a better lifestyle" BUT ONE THING DR GOPAL WANTS PEOPLE TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT THE KETO DIET IS STILL CONTROVERSIAL

SOT DR JEGAN GOPAL, BARIATRIC SURGEON: "Long term consequences of the keto diet, we have some idea But in terms of what it does in terms of diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, we don't have that data yet" ASHLEY PORTILLO, KRIS 6 NEWS STEPHANIA IF YOU WANT TRY THE KETO DIET, DR

JAGEN RECOMMENDS YOU TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR, FIRST 2-SHOT LEE COMING UP AFTER

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