Diabetic Medication Adjustment for Low Carb Diets
Jan 25, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Kassey James, Pharm.D. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
Recent research shows that low carb diets are an effective lifestyle modification in patients with diabetes, with minimal side effects. Patients on this diet see improvements in diabetes management and may have a reduced need for hypoglycemic agents, resulting in lower drug costs. Providers need to stay up to date with medication management for patients on low carb diets. After the initiation of a low carb diet, patients with diabetes usually see a drastic reduction in blood glucose levels, and this study provides expert advice on how to manage medication reductions in this situation.
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