Practitioner Course

Carbohydrate Restriction in Type-1 Diabetes

Dr Andrew Kounik gives you a manageable dietary strategy that greatly improves type-1 diabetes metabolic control.
Format

Online Course
1 lesson

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total

Presenter

Andrew Koutnik

About this course

Carbohydrate restriction is the backbone of Type-2 Diabetes care and for much the same reasons can be implemented in Type-1 Diabetes care as well. The circumstances are quite different but the physiology remains largely the same. Type-1 Diabetes though, requires a whole different level of care. Stabilising blood glucose within a healthy range is of high concern for these people. There are challenges for these patients and Dr Andrew Kounik shows you how best to give these people a manageable dietary strategy that greatly improves their metabolic control.

Despite best control practices, Type-1 Diabetes patients struggle to maintain stable blood glucose levels. Compared to non diabetics, they maintain a much higher average blood glucose and a dramatically higher variability in their blood glucose. Also, men with Type-1 Diabetes live for approximately eleven years less than nondiabetics and women live for thirteen years less than nondiabetics.

Dr Andrew Kounik has deep insight into human metabolism and energy utilisation. He is a type-1 diabetic and a Research Scientist studying the influence of lifestyle and metabolism on health, disease, and performance. His research explored nutritionally induced (endogenous) and exogenous ketone body production, utilisation (ketolysis), and signalling modulated systemic metabolism and disease models of skeletal muscle atrophy, cancer, seizures, neurological disorders, among others.

Andrew has considerable experience in diabetes research. In this webinar he reveals the difficulty type-1 diabetics have managing their glucose with medications including insulin injections. A strategic low-carbohydrate diet is effective at stabilising blood glucose within a good range. 
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how difficult is is for type-1 diabetics to keep their blood glucose stable
  • Understand why medications have such difficulty managing the complexities of type-1 diabetes
  • See how people struggle on current dietary recommendations
  • Learn how create a low-carbohydrate program that your patients can understand and use
  • Discover the pitfalls type-1 diabetes care and how to avoid these
  • Show your patients they can achieve better glucose control than they have been

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Andrew Koutnik PhD

Andrew Koutnik is a Research Scientist studying the influence of lifestyle and metabolism on health, disease, and performance. He originally began his research path at Florida State University (FSU) in Exercise Science. During his time at FSU, Andrew was trained in the Human Sciences Cardiovascular Laboratory studying the influence of nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and environmental extremes on health-based outcomes in normal and clinical populations across cardiovascular, autonomic, and skeletal muscle tissue systems.

Andrew then transitioned to help assist and lead synergistic research efforts at FSU’s Human Sciences Cognitive Cardiology Laboratory and FSU’s College of Medicine Cardiac Biomedical Laboratory exploring the bi-directional impact of cognitive, mental, and prior brain injury status on tissue systems, risk factor modulation, and stress tolerance across pre-clinical and human subjects, including patients with prior cerebrovascular injury. While at FSU, Andrew received the Bess Ward Honor Thesis, Honors Medallion, and ACC Meeting of the Mind awards, and served as a Research Ambassador and Student Mentor for the Honors College and FSU’s Student Council for Research and Creativity.

Andrew was awarded the Presidential Fellowship to attend The University of South Florida where he received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences with the Metabolic Medicine Lab in the Morsani College of Medicine (USF COM). At USF COM, Andrew’s research focused on studying metabolism and metabolic therapies for health, disease, and performance outcomes. Specifically, he explored how nutritionally induced (endogenous) and exogenous ketone body production, utilisation (ketolysis), and signalling modulated systemic metabolism and disease models of skeletal muscle atrophy, cancer, seizures, neurological disorders, among others.

A central focus of this work surrounded the elucidation of systemic biomarkers and tissue-specific pathological signalling of nutritional ketosis using synthetic ketone bodies in the context of multifactorial acute and chronic oxidative and inflammatory insults. Andrew also extended efforts to test the biologic and performance impact of novel exogenous ketone formulations in high-level athletes. These efforts have expanded into highly trained operators as Andrew has organised multiple research projects on NASA NEEMO 22 & 23 studying the maladaptation response to extreme environments (hyperbaric) to uncover mitigative strategies to augment operator health and performance. While at USF COM, Andrew was the three-time recipient of USF’s Research Award.

Beyond his primary efforts, Andrew Koutnik was invited to give a TEDx talk on his personal journey using lifestyle and metabolic factors to manage Type-1 Diabetes for over 14 years. Andrew’s journey with Type-1 Diabetes has given, and continues to give, an incredible in-depth perspective into the world of our metabolism, how it works, how day-to-day life (sometimes moment-by-moment choice) influences it, and how these changes on metabolism can have far-reaching effects over other aspects of our physiology.

Andrew’s unique experience as a metabolic researcher and Type-1 Diabetic created a strong appreciation for the role lifestyle and metabolism can play into health modulation, disease prevention, and disease management. Andrew currently is involved in advocacy, education, and research to improve health outcomes across populations.