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.