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Reduced Intake of Carbs May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

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Published on : Aug 13, 2019

In order to treat type 2 diabetes patients, nutritional therapy plays an important role. However, the recommendations are yet not clear.  As claimed by the Danish Health Authority, 85% newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients suffer from obesity. These patients are advised to follow a certain type of diet which aims to reduce weight by cutting down on calories. In these cases, the nutritionist majorly focuses on low-fat diet and on reducing the carbohydrate intake to maintain patient’s glycemic index.

According to the study, patients suffering from type 2 diabetes can control their disease and regulate the blood sugar level in the patient. If a person consumes a food that have less carbohydrate content, the level of blood sugar acn also be maintained. Such patients are recommended to include fat and protein in their diet. This is depicted by an ongoing report directed at Bispebjerg Hospital in a partnership with, among different accomplices, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition. The discoveries are in opposition to the ordinary dietary proposals for the type 2 diabetics.

Weight Loss is Eliminated from the Equation For Better Results

“The study aims at finding the effects of changed diet regardless of weight loss,” said Thure Krarup, MD, at the Department of Endocrinology at Bispebjerg Hospital. Owing to this, the patients were directed to maintain their actual weight. The study confirmed that when a patient suffering from type 2 diabetes, controls the intake of carbohydrates, and increase the consumption of fat and protein, shoes a positive result, by regulating its blood sugar levels. Moreover, due to this, the patient also is able to sustain its weight. The MD says that the study is important since there is no weight loss as a factor in the scenario. However, the earlier studies gave the contradictory results, where the weight loss had complicated the interpretations.