American Diabetes Association Embraces Low-Carbohydrate Diets. | Richard David Feinman
I just did a spit take.This position statement on nutrition therapy for individuals living with diabetes replaces previous position statements, the last of which was published in 2013  and incorporated into the Standards of Medical Care of 2014 . In particular, evidence suggests that the starting point for therapy for type 2 diabetes and adjunct treatment of type 1, should be some form of very low-carbohydrate diet. The amount of carbohydrates is the most important factor influencing glycemic response after eating and should be considered when developing the eating plan. Carbohydrate intake has a direct effect on postprandial glucose levels in people with diabetes and is the primary macronutrient of concern in glycemic management. While it is still recognized that there is not an ideal percentage of calories from carbohydrate for all people with diabetes, carbohydrate intake should be as low as possible for most people.