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ADA Article - A Low-Carbohydrate, Whole-Foods Approach to Managing Diabetes and Prediabetes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

American Diabetes Association - Article

"After carbohydrates were recognized as the macronutrient primarily responsible for increasing blood glucose, severe restriction was used to manage hyperglycemia before the discovery of insulin in 1922.4 Until the early 1970s, a lower-carbohydrate, higher-fat diet was considered appropriate for nutritional management of diabetes.5 In 1980, the first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans included recommendations to adopt an eating pattern lower in fat to prevent chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and hypertension.6 Although these guidelines state that they “do not apply to people who need special diets because of diseases or conditions,” many clinicians began recommending lower-fat eating patterns, and people with diabetes began adopting them."

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MAMISHELI53 4/22/2014 8:07AM

    My late DH had a number of health problems, including diabetes, but he was more reactive than proactive - ate whatever he wanted and would just use extra insulin (not surprisingly, he was also insulin resistant!) So thankful for Spark and their many resources to learn a healthy lifestyle!

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