Biggest Development In Diabetes Treatment in 2015?

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 25-Nov-2015

Given that November is National Diabetes Month, it’s important to discuss critical research in the field. A study published in the prominent journalNutrition in early 2015 suggests a breakthrough approach to treating and managing diabetes.
The article, titled “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base,” compared several diets proposed to help manage diabetes. Researchers found that low-carbohydrate diets offered several advantages over low-GI diets or high cereal diets. By tracking several measures of health in the patients they studied, including A1c levels, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol levels, researchers spotted a marked improvement in patients who followed the low-carbohydrate diet over patients who stuck with a low-glycemic index (GI) or high cereal diet.
In addition, the researchers found that patients could benefit from the low-carbohydrate diet even if they did not lose weight – although patients appeared more likely to lose weight on the low-carbohydrate diet than on other diets. When combined with the positive effects in controlling high blood sugar and the fact that the diet does not impose the kind of troublesome or potentially serious side effects found in medications, the researchers proposed a clear answer to the question “Which diet is best for controlling my diabetes?”

“Here we present 12 points of evidence supporting the use of low-carbohydrate diets as the first approach to treating type 2 diabetes and the as the most effective adjunct to pharmacology in type 1,” the authors stated in the paper’s abstract. “The 12 points are sufficiently compelling that we feel that the burden of proof rests with those who are opposed.”

Obviously, you should discuss your options with your doctor before going on any diet or changing up your eating or exercising routines, but this article might provide a useful reference for productive research and patient awareness.

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