10 June 2010

The diabetes diet myth

At least people are beginning to put in writing the changes that I blogged about here in the last paragraph. This is has taken about six months from setting policy to having people actually start writing in ways following the changes.

While I do not totally agree with some of the recommendations of the writer for WebMD, the article is worth promoting as they are saying "One diet [plan] is not going to work for everyone,"  This article is three pages so don't stop at the end of page one.

Also worthy of note is their statement of “Diets for people with type 2 diabetes are also more individualized than in the past. Such diet plans follow good nutrition, but also take into account the individual's specific dietary needs.” (Bold is my emphasis).

Where I respectfully disagree is their support for whole grain cereals and canola oil.

They are more correct in their recommended distribution of calories between carbohydrates, protein, and fat than I have seen in recent times for people with type 2 diabetes that are overweight. This is more to the point of what real lifestyle change should be, unlike most of the high protein – low fat diets I have seen in recent years.

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