What is the best diet for type 2 diabetes?

By Dr. Austin Smith

The best diet for type 2 diabetes is ultimately going to be a diet that suits one’s taste, values, budget, and health. Any other diet won’t be sustainable. We at Virta use science as our guide to illuminate the path ahead. And the scientific evidence in support of a well-formulated ketogenic diet to improve the health of folks living with type 2 diabetes continues to pile up.

The evidence is so compelling that the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes recently issued a consensus report in which they acknowledge the value of a low-carbohydrate diet to help people living with type 2 diabetes.

Citations:

Davies, M. J., D’Alessio, D. A., Fradkin, J., Kernan, W. N., Mathieu, C., Mingrone, G., . . . Buse, J. B. (2018). Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Diabetes Care,Dci180033. doi:10.2337/dci18-0033

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