"Very low carbohydrate diets in the management of diabetes revisited".
From Gary Fettke No Fructose
(The combination of Fructose, refined Carbohydrate and Polyunsaturated Oils create inflammation in every blood vessel and eve...ry organ of the body.
A Low Carbohydrate and Healthy natural Fat diet (LCHF) can have an enormous benefit to your health.
Dr Gary Fettke Orthopaedic Surgeon
M.B.,B.S.(University NSW), F.R.A.C.S.(Orthopaedic Surgery), F.A.Orth.A
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
"How does diabetes affect you?
There are only 3 groups of people out there.
You either have diabetes, you are going to get diabetes or you are going to be caught up in the economic or personal costs of diabetes. Pretty simple - so it's worth paying attention to this topic.
Whatever we are recommending for those with diabetes is not working. My New Zealand colleagues have just put this paper together for the New Zealand Medical Journal. Brilliant.
For my patients, LCHF has given them their lives back!!!!
Low Carb in Diabetes management and treatment works better than the current low fat/ high carb recommendations that currently exist.
Eat what you want and chase it with medication is completely unsustainable.
"We’re just continuing to make the point that low carb eating is a very sensible way to go for people with diabetes. The outcomes are better."
"higher-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes may have played a part in the modern characterisation of type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition with a progressive requirement for multiple medications."
Take the link to read the whole paper."
Humans can derive energy from carbohydrate, fat, or protein. The metabolism of carbohydrate requires by far the highest secretion of insulin. The central pathology of diabetes is the inability to maintain euglycaemia because of a deficiency in either the action or secretion of insulin. That is, because of either insulin resistance often accompanied by hyperinsulinaemia, or insulin deficiency caused by pancreatic beta cell failure. In individuals dependent on insulin and other hypoglycaemic medication, the difficulty of matching higher intakes of carbohydrates with the higher doses of medication required to maintain euglycaemia increases the risk of adverse events, including potentially fatal hypoglycaemic episodes. Thus, mechanistically it has always made sense to restrict carbohydrate (defined as sugar and starch, but not soluble and insoluble fibre) in the diets of people with diabetes. Randomised clinical trials have confirmed that this action based on first principles is effective. The continued recommendation of higher-carbohydrate, fat-restricted diets has been criticised by some scientists, practitioners and patients. Such protocols when compared with very low-carbohydrate diets provide inferior glycaemic control, and their introduction and subsequent increase in carbohydrate allowances has never been based on strong evidence. The trend towards higher-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes may have played a part in the modern characterisation of type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition with a progressive requirement for multiple medications. Here we will introduce some of the evidence for very low-carbohydrate diets in diabetes management and discuss some of the common objections to their use.