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Ryan Attar

The Path to Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Dr. Attar believes diabetics are entitled to normal, non-diabetic blood sugar and A1C levels. His own A1c has been around 4.7% for over a decade, and he can help you to achieve this as well, whether you have T1, T2, prediabetes, need to lose weight, or want to improve your metabolic health generally. Dr. Attar shadowed the legendary Dr. Richard Bernstein. He’ll use Dr. Bernstein’s methods to help you normalize your blood sugar. Dr. Attar was featured in the film Diabetes Solution, which documents the success of Dr. Bernstein’s method.

Dr. Attar treats diabetes using the latest diabetes medical technology including continuous glucose monitoring. CGMs are patch-like devices that are comfortable to wear and transmit blood glucose to your smartphone or other device 24/7. Dr. Attar is an expert at setting up CGMs and reviewing CGM reports. Reports, such as the Dexcom Clarity report, make managing blood sugars much easier Dr. Attar's patients achieve flat-line, normal, and non-diabetic blood sugars in the 80s, just like he does.

Dr. Attar has helped people with Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes—including children—prediabetes, and LADA. He’s guided hundreds of patients to successfully adopt carb, keto, and paleo diets. If you’re someone with autoimmune T1 diabetes, Dr. Attar also treats related autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. All of these conditions can be treated together with diabetes.

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Whether you want to see Dr. Attar in person or schedule a telehealth consultation, you can schedule an appointment here.

Low Carb Compass

Optimize Your Health with Low-Carb Meals

Type 1 diabetes is a major health issue, and, unfortunately, conventional medicine doesn’t address it well. A recent Scottish study found that type 1 diabetes shortened life expectancy for women by 13 years and by 11 years for men.[1] Complications of kidney and cardiovascular disease as well as vision problems are the norm.

 

Against these odds, Dr. Attar looked at diabetes with fresh eyes and blazed his own trail to good health. One big change he made early on was to adopt a low-carb diet. It’s a nutritional approach that goes against the carbs-as-usual advice of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). But the number of success stories keeps growing because of forward-thinking doctors like Dr. Attar, and his mentor Dr. Bernstein.

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A low-carb diet isn’t just for diabetics. Almost everyone can benefit from following a personalized low-carb diet.

My Diet

I eat a low-carbohydrate, protein-focused diet. Some would call it a ketogenic diet. However, though I’m likely to be continually in and out of the state of ketosis, I don’t chase ketones. I find this diet is optimal for my overall health while allowing me to maintain normal and non-diabetic blood sugars and A1cs. Even if I wasn't a T1 diabetic, I'd eat this way.

 

My diet consists of protein foods, including beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish, and shellfish paired with a wide variety of low-carb vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, and many more. In general, I keep things simple, pairing a protein with a vegetable. But, these days, I find it so easy to make delicious low-carb comfort foods that I also enjoy dishes like low-carb lasagna as well as low-carb cheesecake and low-carb ice cream.   

 

A diet focused on protein allows most people to eat until they are sated without experiencing any issues. On the other hand, diets where we must portion the amount of carbs we eat generally fail over time. Eating a protein-focused, low-carb diet changes our relationship with food as it allows us to feel full and satisfied at every meal.

 

For the most part, I follow Dr. Richard Bernstein's dietary guidelines and incorporate his methods for managing blood sugars. 

— DR. RYAN ATTAR

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Schedule a 20-minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Attar.

“Dr. Attar truly listens and tailors his care plan to your individual needs. I had a few doctors tell me the same thing I told them, simply because they heard me say a few words that caught their attention. Dr. Attar’s approach is a breath of fresh air.”

— KEVIN

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