Low-carb diet helps control diabetes, new study suggests
A large pilot study of low-carbohydrate diets suggests they can successfully control type 2 diabetes.
A review of more than 80,000 people who gave up low-fat, high carbohydrate diets found that after ten weeks their blood-glucose levels dropped.
In a separate development, a new report has found three quarters of older children suffering from diabetes are not receiving checks to keep their condition under control.
A National Paediatric Diabetes Audit of youngsters in England and Wales found just 25.4% of 12-year-olds were having all seven recommended checks performed.
For many years I followed the advice given by Public Health England. It didn't go wellDr David Unwin
These include eye screening and foot examination, as well as measuring growth, blood pressure, kidney function and cholesterol.
Diabetes UK said that if children were not supported to manage their diabetes well early in life they were more likely to be at risk of life-threatening complications.
Meanwhile, some doctors have called for an overhaul of dietary guidelines following the new evidence concerning low-carbohydrate diets.
That study was conducted after an online revolt by patients in which 120,000 people signed up to the “low-carb” diet plan launched by diabetes.co.uk in a backlash against official advice.
By rejecting guidelines and eating a diet low in starchy foods but high in protein and “good” saturated fats, such as olive oil and nuts, more than 80 percent of the patients said that they had lost weight, with 10 percent shedding 9kg or more.
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