A reduced carbohydrate content with a high protein and fat content in the diet improves glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, said in a study of specialists from the Danish hospital Bispebjerg and Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev.
Twenty-eight patients with type 2 diabetes who were examined up for 12 weeks were enrolled in the study. For six weeks, volunteers followed a standard diabetic diet. Then they had to change the diet in the direction of low carbohydrate, high protein and moderately high fat.
It turned out that the second type of diet improves glycemic control by lowering blood sugar levels, including in the long term. In addition, the beneficial effect of this diet on fat metabolism was recorded.