Lowcarb diets for diabetes control?
May 27, 2012 10:33 PM Subscribe
High-fat low-carb diets for diabetics?
posted by zennish to health & fitness (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Asking for someone else:
Have any of you done/gone on a low-carb diet to control blood sugar for type-2 diabetes? Can you suggest some general guidelines - how many carbs in a day constitutes 'low-carb', how much fat you need, if your blood sugar levels have stablised, etc. Have you experienced any negatives from this diet - for instance, I've heard that high protein intake affects the kidneys?
zennish: the person asking does have a doctor and knows this is all anecdotal. From what I understand, they've always eaten a lowish-carb diet with approx 100g carbs a day, but it either isn't controlling glucose levels accurately any more or they've overestimated their carbohydrate intake. Any advice/stories re. effectiveness/ineffectiveness of low-carb diets would be appreciated.