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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Low carbohydrate diets for diabetes control.

"Despite the growing incidence of type 1 and 2 diabetes and the accelerating cost of the resources needed to monitor and treat these patients, we are obviously not succeeding in reducing either the number of people affected or the severity of the complications of these conditions.

I have also encouraged my diabetic patients to try this way of eating for themselves. It is usual for patients with type 2 diabetes to experience a 2–3% drop in HbAIC after 3 months on a low carb diet. The impact on reducing complications and associated drug costs can be imagined.

The lower the carbohydrate consumed the less insulin is needed for type 1 diabetics and the less hard the pancreas has to work for type 2 diabetics. For example, insulin dependent diabetics can expect to half or third their insulin requirements. Less insulin injected results in more predictable blood sugars and less hypoglycaemia.

The medical establishment has been less than enthusiastic about adopting low carb diets. All of the usual gripes have been thoroughly debunked or can be dealt with by modifications to the diet. It is time to stop feeding patients a diet of junk science and start feeding them food that makes them well instead of sick."

Doctor Katharine Morrison


Anonymous said...

If my memory is correct Doctor Katharine Morrison was rebuked by the resident "dietishin"?


Anonymous said...

I think it was the other way round John, Ally was frequently put in her place by Dr Katharine.


Anonymous said...

Dr Katherine is a star - when the case is put so eloquently and so succinctly how can anyone with a functioning mind not agree?


Lowcarb team member said...

I will leave the last word to a highly respected UK Doctor who is highly successful at treating her diabetic patients with a low carb life style, Dr. Katharine Morrison, a courageous woman who dares to speak out against the dietary stupidity advised to diabetics. Yet another very valuable person who has called it a day at

“I think there would be a lot less hostility towards you Ally if you actually gave constructive advice to people. Many diabetics have not had a positive relationship with NHS dieticians, myself included. A few have had their problems listened to and appropriately addressed and I hope the situation will continue to improve.

I have yet to see a post from you which is written with the aim of helping someone get better control of their diabetes or improve their nutritional state. So far I have simply seen one post after another of the "Do not try this at home variety." None of your negative comments regarding low carbing have been substantiated by scientific evidence. I am patiently waiting for your scientifically based expose of the errors of Dr Bernstein's method and Gary Taubes collection of evidence. All we have got so far is personal opinion.”