This fantastic article on low carb and diabetes by Dr. Sarah Hallberg is on the front page of The New York Times’ Sunday Review today:
Should we really keep recommending people with diabetes extreme and expensive surgery, or many daily medications (all of which come with possible side effects) for people with diabetes?
Should we do this and keep quiet about the much more natural and cheaper option, that may be much more effective?
To lower glucose levels, diabetics need to increase insulin, either by taking medication that increases their own endogenous production or by injecting insulin directly. A patient with diabetes can be on four or five different medications to control blood glucose, with an annual price tag of thousands of dollars.
Yet there’s another, more effective way to lower glucose levels: Eat less of it.
It seems like a no-brainer to me. Hopefully many of the readers of The New York Times will agree.
Low carb is very powerful for lowering blood sugar and reducing the need for medications. A side effect of this is that drug doses often have to be reduced – quickly – to avoid low blood sugar. I.e. you may quickly become to healthy for the drugs you’re taking.
If you’re taking diabetes medications and want to start low carb, make sure to read this guide first: