Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Some Doctors can and DO prescribe low carb diets for people with Type 2 Diabetes

Rather than putting a band-aid (so to speak) over the wound that we know as Type 2 Diabetes, by prescribing more and more medications which is now shown to lead to more complications and even death, doctors are treating it with diet.

People with Type 2 Diabetes can not process carbohydrates, so rather than tell them to eat carbs but just use more diabetic medicine, doctors such as Mary Vernon and Eric Westman are teaching them about carbohydrate-restriction. By reducing carbohydrates, people with Type 2 Diabetes can better control their own blood sugar levels and prevent complications associated with poor blood glucose control.

To learn more about the application of carbohydrate restriction in real life, please see this excellent news clip from Voice of America: Some US Doctors Recommend Unusual Diet to Treat Diabetics

Ignoring the use of low carb diets to help people better control their Type 2 Diabetes has to stop. This diet is very useful for this disease and is shown over and over again in recent research (including that from my own lab) to be safe.

It may not be for everyone, but it has it's use.

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