Dr. Keith Runyan completed his medical training, as a nephrologist, and went to work as an ER doctor in Florida.
After a few years, he started to notice some physical changes with his body, and he started to develop some uncomfortable symptoms. He started losing weight (a good thing, right?), but he wasn’t trying to lose weight (…um, no…not a good thing). He also started experiencing digestive issues.
When he went to the doctor, he discover a blood sugar level of over 400. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
The common solution for Type 1 is to just inject insulin, and be done with it. But Dr. Runyan started listening to Jimmy Moore’s podcast and reading Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution. He realized that keto might just be the thing he needed to help him adjust his life to this newfound constraint.
He found tremendous success with keto, and even got board-certified as an obesity specialist. By this time, he had struck out on his own, starting his own nephrology practice, and he began advising his patients (many of whom were overweight) to consider keto as a way to get healthy. Of course, this is a daunting challenge, given the prevalence of the nutritional orthodox dogma.
After a while, Dr. Runyan decided he would rather enjoy other things, so he retired from his practice. He spends his time now doing…whatever he wants. Also, he is an avid Olympic weightlifter.
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Runyan, you can check out his website (ketogenicdiabeticathlete.wordpress.com).