Experts debate low-carb diets for people with diabetes

It’s an ongoing debate in the diabetes world: is it ideal to consume a very low carbohydrate diet, or better to go with moderate amounts of healthful carbs?

At the recent American Diabetes Association (ADA) 83rd Scientific Sessions, Carol F. Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, argued in favour of diets consisting of moderate, high-quality carbohydrates.

Dina Hafez Griauzde, MD, countered that very low carbohydrate diets are more beneficial for people with diabetes, primarily Type 2 diabetes.

Both speakers based their arguments on published evidence but, agreed in the end that discussion with patients about individual dietary preferences should play a major role in any decision.

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