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Endgames Case Review

A patient request for some “deprescribing”

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 03 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4023

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Low carb experiences with a type 1 kid

This is my son's case report published in BMJ Case Reports 3 years ago.

He has had T1D for over 5 years. He has been insulin independent for almost 4 years, due to the low carb, gluten free diet and regular exercise. He has started to use insulin on a regular basis, while his BG remains stable (between 3.9-7.6 mmol) most of the time. His last A1c was 5.5%. We find this lifestyle to be very suitable for managing T1D, giving us freedom to be actively involved in sports, without an increased risk of hypoglycemia during and after intensive training. He excels at school in all subjects (including music) , is a competitive swimmer, while playing football twice a week.

It would be nice if more attention is paid to the diet for people with Type 1 diabetes as general guidelines do not seem to work for most of us.

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 September 2015
Ekaterina Lochoshvili-Griffin
Master's degree in Biology
Copenhagen K 1115, Denmark