Mar 2, 2015
Type 1 diabetic and grain-free, ketogenic business owner Katie Coleman is our guest today in Episode 928 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”
Most people who are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at an early age believe this is a death sentence with no hope for managing this much rarer, autoimmune form of the disease. But for Katie Coleman, that's exactly what she faced at the tender of 11 years old when for the first time in her life she was forced to realize the true impact that food had on her body. In the years that followed, Katie went through a journey of searching for how to best deal with and control this disease she didn't ask for doing all of the things she was told was healthy for a Type 1 diabetic to do. In fact, she was so committed to promoting "healthy whole grains" for diabetics that she founded a company called Grain Expectations in 2008 where her eyes were opened to the negative impact these had on her blood sugar and energy levels. Through this self-discovery and learning about the downside of consuming grains (especially for someone with diabetes), Katie switched over to a grain-free, ketogenic lifestyle and started a new business called The Keep It Real Food Company.
Listen in to hear Jimmy and Katie talk about what it was like for her growing up with Type 1 diabetes, the treatment and dietary options presented to her at the time, her revelation of learning the glycemic index of foods on her body, her lifelong love of baking, why she initially embraced whole grains and low-sugar approach, the decision to start a grain-based food company, how she came to the realization that grains weren't so healthy for her, the eyeopening turning point experience she had providing food for the American Diabetes Association Walk For The Cure, her shift to grain-free and creating a company providing grain-free options for diabetics and people eating healthy, her own personal shift to more of a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle, the godsend her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device have been, and her continuing education on how to best treat her Type 1 diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes or not, Katie's story will resonate with you as you see the progression of knowledge and experience that bucks the trend of how this horrible disease is being handled by the so-called experts.
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 928
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Check out Katie's Keep It Real Food Co. grain-free, low-carb snacks
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get Dave Asprey's Brain Octane Fuel (USE COUPON CODE "LLVLC3" FOR 10% OFF THROUGH 3-31-15)
- Katie Coleman bio
- The Keep It Real Food Company
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