Could Carb Restriction Lead to Diabetes Remission?
Jul 4, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Maya Palmer, PharmD. Candidate, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
Study examines the effectiveness of nutritional ketosis in reducing medication usage and increasing the chances of diabetes remission.
There have been quite a few studies that have explored using non-pharmaceutical approaches to gain better management of a patient's type 2 diabetes. The three main strategies that have demonstrated slight diabetes remission include bariatric surgery, very-low-calorie diets (VLCD), and nutritional ketosis, which is accomplished with carbohydrate restriction. Both bariatric surgery and VLCD have shown substantial clinical evidence of improving glycemic control; however, between cost and rapid weight regain within 3-6 months, these approaches fall short in successful results over time. In efforts to investigate just how clinically significant nutritional ketosis may be, researchers looked at the effects of continuous remote care intervention using carbohydrate restriction on the reduction of hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes....
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