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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

DIABETES NEWS : Type 2 Diabetes : A Diet Low in Refined Carbohydrates may help say experts

Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE on Diet Doctor site writes
Once again, low-carb diets are getting good press — this time, on a major Irish news website:

The Irish Times: Type 2 diabetes: A diet low in refined carbohydrates may help, say experts

The piece features a 2020 narrative review on low-carb diets for people with type 2 diabetes or obesity. The review — written by Irish dietitian Tara Kelly, Irish endocrinologist Francis Finucane, and UK physician David Unwin — discusses the many benefits of carb reduction for managing blood sugar and weight. In addition, it emphasizes the importance of working with medical professionals to reduce or eliminate diabetes medications and monitor heart disease risk factors when eating low carb.

Praise for low-carb diets also came from Professor Carel le Roux, a clinical researcher and metabolic health expert at University College Dublin. “Reducing sugar and starch-containing carbohydrates can improve diabetes control, promoting sustained weight loss and less medication for patients,” he told The Irish Times.

Acknowledging the growing interest in pairing low-carb education with technology, the article mentions the impressive two-year results from Virta Health’s clinical trial in people with type 2 diabetes using a web-based app.

It also features the recent launch of Gro Health, an online app from UK-based Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) that provides patients with low-carb guidance and support for achieving type 2 diabetes remission.

Additionally, it hints that more diabetes professionals seem open to a low-carb option. Pauline Dunne, senior dietitian at Diabetes Ireland, voiced support for the Gro Health app and stated that although a single approach doesn’t work for everyone, low carb is one of many diet patterns endorsed by the American Diabetes Association.

The article concludes, “A low-carb approach may have an important role to play in both managing type 2 diabetes and in challenging the perception that type 2 diabetes is lifelong and progressive.”

At Diet Doctor, we’re encouraged to see a pro-low-carb article published by a major Irish news source. We hope that this type of mainstream coverage helps persuade more people to consider carb reduction to reverse type 2 diabetes.

All above words from article here

Diabetes News : Related Posts
Diabetes Canada publishes paper endorsing a low-carb option - here
New “real world” study confirms benefits of a self-selected low-carb lifestyle for type 2 diabetes - here
How Low Carb Can Help, plus a favourite low carb recipe - here
Introduction to low-carb for beginners - here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.

All the best Jan


Sandra Cox said...

Good information. Thanks.

Laurie said...

Interesting,, certainly seems to be the advice given by doctors , thank you for sharing

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great read Jan, thank you :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Thanks so much for the information. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Elephant's Child said...

If it helps - do it.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Good information. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

Jeanie said...

You always have excellent information here. Thanks for sussing it out, Jan!

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