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Editor’s Note, DCMS #232

Last week in our main newsletter we shared our latest one-page handout for helping diabetes patient with food recommendations. Many of you commented on the numbers we chose and how we proposed to get there. This week our Clinical Text looks at how controlling the macronutrient, carbohydrates, can improve glucose …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #7: Type 2 Diabetes: General Introduction Part 2 of 2


David Levy, MD, FRCP General Recommendations on Macronutrients Carbohydrate Recommended daily allowance is about 130 g. Low glycemic index foods (e.g. barley, oats, beans, lentils, rye bread) can reduce HbA1c by about 0.4% (4 mmol/mol) compared with high glycemic index foods. More importantly, high whole-grain, cereal fiber, bran and germ intake …

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