The low-carbohydrate diet is a hotly disputed management technique for people with diabetes, and a new publication in The BMJ has added further evidence of its benefits.
The case review, reported by Southport GP Dr. David Unwin, followed a patient with type 2 diabetes who came off his medication (metformin, simvastatin, perindopril and aspirin) after adopting a low-carb diet.
Dr. Unwin, who shared his findings on the Diabetes.co.uk Forum, concluded: “The patient steadily lost a total of 16 kg over seven months and successfully stopped all four prescribed drugs, thereby achieving his goal of being medication-free. This was accomplished using a low carbohydrate diet—in his words: ‘more a lifestyle than a diet.’”
The findings from this study are intriguing, and publication in the BMJ, one of the leading worldwide medical journals, provides further credence to the low-carb diet.