The KE diet, also known as the feeding tube diet, has been a topic of controversy since it was introduced in the U.S. in 2011. Now one North Dakota doctor said his research proves the diet could be the answer for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.
In the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition diet (KE), a feeding tube with an electric pump is inserted through the nose and into the esophagus. A nutritional solution is administered through the tube 24 hours a day, allowing the patient to intake about 800 calories daily. While on the diet, individuals cannot eat anything and may only drink water, tea or black coffee. This process lasts a number of days under doctor supervision.