The Benefit of Experience

What a dramatic difference! In my clinical experience-reading food diaries kept by patients-I have seen time and time again that a diabetic following a high-carbohydrate, low-calorie diet with the emphasis on fat restriction will usually find that such a meal raises his or her blood-sugar level an average of 100 points if tested about ninety minutes after the meal. That same person will note that a steak or rack of lamb or a broiled half chicken plus a tossed green salad with Italian dressing will raise the blood-sugar level no more than 20 points, if at all.

I have looked extensively but have not found a single scientific study showing that the higher-carbohydrate diet achieves better control over diabetes than the controlled carbohydrate nutritional approach that is Atkins. Certainly my clinical experience supports the position that the Atkins Nutritional Approach is the preferred nutritional treatment for Type II diabetes.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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