Karen, I just cannot understand that with all the articles that are published about this topic the medical establishment continues to endorse an eating plan that worsens the symptoms of diabetes and by extension increases cholesterol levels. I was hoping to find the same article online as is printed in the magazine this month, "What if Bad Fat is Actually Good for You?" by Nina Teicholz. This article cites several studies done over the years on dietary fats and carbs but whose results were only partially reported, so the results appeared that dietary saturated fats contributed to heart disease, not true when the entire studies' facts were examined. I couldn't find it on the online version of the magazine but came across the one above. Gosh, trying to get the link right took me several tries. I'm glad it finally worked! Anyway, it might be worth buying the November issue of Men's Health just to read that and a companion article. An important point from the article also pointed out that if a person does not overeat and participates in regular exercise, the carbs will not be converted to fat but will be used for energy. Overeating, in my opinion, is a very big part of the problem here in the States. (I am not a stock holder in this publication and do not benefit from its sale, for the record!) The doctor in Kansas pretty much takes all her diabetes patients off carbs, and some of them have been able to stop using medication. That wouldn't work for everyone to be sure, but rather than feed the medication, she believes in a diet which reduces the blood sugar naturally. I mean, the ADA diet makes sure our blood sugar stays elevated so we can take the medication! How much sense does that make?
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds