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When No Insulin Available, Extreme Low Carbohydrate Intake Can Save a Diabetic’s Life

Rice intake and type 2 diabetes in Japanese men and women: the Japan Public Health Center–Based Prospective Study1,2,3

To any diabetics here, when in an emergency situation and access to insulin is limited or unavailable, reducing to very small amounts (around 50 g per day) the intake of carbohydrates (bread, rice, sugar, starches) will keep you alive until you can secure insulin again. Before artificial insulin was invented, the low-carbohydrate treatment was the only way that insulin-dependent diabetics had a chance to survive at all.