This is getting old. Study after study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet is best for diabetics. It’s as logical as can be, as you avoid eating the very things that raise blood sugar.
Yet many healthcare professionals keep hiding their heads in the sand. And now all the reactionaries have one more study of the highest standard (RCT) to ignore:
The study compared a moderately strict LCHF diet (50 g carbohydrates per day), not calorie restricted, with a low-fat and low-calorie diet for type 2 diabetics. According to the study, the LCHF diet produced clearly better results for blood sugar as well as weight and, in addition, led to a reduced need for medication. Their cholesterol numbers didn’t get worse either.
Some critics will say that the study is too small to pay attention to (34 participants). What they miss is that if you see statistically significant benefits even in such a small study, the difference in effect could be huge.
What do you think?