Kilter 2017

Kilter 2017

On health, nutrition and fitness

Karan Manral


Designing diets for diabetics, that they'll actually like and follow

Submitted Feb 23, 2017

I come from a family with several diabetics, but only began taking it seriously when my mom, a long time diabetic, started also developing symptoms of gout.

Thanks to some thoughtful advice from a diabetes specialist, a nutritionist and Tastespotting recipe modifications by my wife, we soon developed a 9-day diet my mom actually would follow.

The results for her were astounding, with rapid reduction of blood sugar scores, reduced insulin needs and recession of gout symptoms. The results also extended to us, with substantial weight loss for me and more surprsingly eyesight improvements for my wife.


-Dealing with the diabetes and gout, understanding the combined challenges
-The glycemic and purine indexes, which foods are safe and which aren’t
-Substitution of ingredients, popular gourmet dishes with a special twist
-How to avoid boredom and temptation for the patient and family
-Observations and results, along with feedback from the doctor
-Other health benefits, and how to accelerate diet impacts



Speaker bio

I’m probably amongst the most health aware unhealthy looking people you’ve met. Can’t cook at all too.

Am considered borderline compulsive about organic kitchen gardening, organic farming, local food systems and more recently urban forests.

Past career flirtations include technology. Long ago editor of CHIP and Digit magazine.


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