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Type 1 diabetes mellitus successfully managed with the paleolithic ketogenic diet
Csaba Tóth1, Zsófia Clemens2
1MD, Medical Director, Paleomedicina Hungary Ltd, Evolutionary Medicine Working Group, Hidá sz u. 3, H-1026, Budapest, Hungary.
2PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Pécs, Rét u. 2, H-7623, Pécs, Hungary.

doi:10.5348/ijcri-2014124-CR-10435

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Department of Neurology, University of Pécs
Rét u. 2, H-7623, Pécs
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Email: clemenszsofia@gmail.com

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Tóth C, Clemens Z. Type 1 diabetes mellitus successfully managed with the paleolithic ketogenic diet. Int J Case Rep Images 2014;5(10):699–703.


Abstract
Introduction: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients are usually instructed to follow a low fat/high carbohydrate diet. A few studies in literature, however, reported metabolic benefits and sustainability of carbohydrate restricted diets.
Case Report: Herein, we present a case of a 19-year-old male with newly diagnosed T1DM. The patient was first put on an insulin regime. Twenty days later, he shifted towards the paleolithic ketogenic diet and was able to discontinue insulin. Strict adherence to the diet resulted in normal glucose levels and a more than three-fold elevation of C-peptide level indicating restored insulin production. Currently, the patient is on the paleolithic ketogenic diet for 6.5 months. He is free of complaints, and no side effects emerged.
Conclusion: We conclude that the paleolithic ketogenic diet was effective and safe in the management of this case of newly diagnosed T1DM. Marked increase in C peptide level within two months indicates that the paleolithic ketogenic diet may halt or reverse autoimmune processes destructing pancreatic beta cell function in T1DM.

Keywords: Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Ketogenic diet, Paleolithic-ketogenic diet, C-peptide, Evolutionary medicine


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Author Contributions
Tóth Csaba – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Zsófia Clemens – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Authors

Csaba Tóth is General Practitioner from Hungary with 20 years experience in intensive care medicine, internal medicine and family medicine. He is using the paleolithic-ketogenic nutrition in the treatment of chronic medical illnesses including diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases and epilepsy for five years. He is operating private practice in Budapest and in a few other cities in Hungary. In 2013, he organized a course on evolutionary medicine in the mandatory training of GPs at the University of Szeged, Hungary. With an evolutionary medical attitude he strives for the full recovery of his patients. Email: csaba@paleomedicina.com



Zsófia Clemens is Biologist and clinical researcher specialized in nutrition, nutritional therapy and brain research. She earned her PhD in electroencephalograpy of sleep and epilepsy from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary in 2005. Currently, she is Senior Research Fellow at the Neurological Department, University of Pécs, Hungary and is also affiliated with the Evolutionary Medicine Working Group of Paleomedicina Hungary Ltd. In international academic journals, she has published 29 research articles with more than 500 citations. Email: clemenszsofia@gmail.com




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