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TYPE 1 DIABETES STUDY: LOW-CARB DIETS DISH UP RADICAL NEW HOPE

By Marika Sboros

Type 1 diabetes is usually a terrifying diagnosis, more so for parents when doctors diagnose it in their children. A lifetime dependency on increasing use of insulin and other drugs looms large.

If diabetics don’t manage their condition properly, the spectre of life-threatening complications also looms large. These include kidney failure, blindness, limb amputation and premature death

Now, US scientists offer type 1 diabetics a radically different approach to conventional treatment and management of type 1 diabetes. Their study just published in the journal, Pediatrics, suggests that a very low-carb, higher-protein (VLC) diet can achieve “exceptional” blood sugar control.

And it can do so by significantly reducing use of insulin and other drugs. Better still, it does so with “low rates of adverse events”. They suggest that current treatment protocols should change. Top global experts agree.



CANADIAN STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON WEIGHT LOSS, MEDICINE THAT ‘NO LONGER CURES’

light bulbIn Part One, South African doctors and dietitians say this small Canadian study isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. In the final Part Two, Foodmed.net  looks at why this research really does shed new light on weight loss and diabetes, despite what the critics say.

Though small and short-term, experts say it  is  part of a movement towards ‘pragmatic trials’ that blur the lines between science and clinical practice. The movement is a new paradigm to replace medicine that ‘no longer cures’ and instead produces ‘customers for the pharmaceutical industry’: