I'm thrilled to have been a participant of this Harvard/Duke study, published yesterday in the journal Pediatrics, showing that a very low carbohydrate diet can drastically improve management and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes!
Video synopsis below by the amazing RD Dikeman.
To view, save or print the full PDF article from the journal of Pediatrics, click here.
You can see just a portion of the media coverage of this groundbreaking study through the following links. Not all of these links are pro-low-carb, but it's a huge step to have this low carb option accessible to a wider audience.
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/…/low-carb-diet-type-1-diabetes.html
Diabetes Self-Management: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/can-very-low-carb-diet-help-people-type-1-diabetes/
Medscape: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/896288 (register for free to view)
And on the heels of this observational study of those of us following Dr. Bernstein's plan for diabetes management, it's been announced that a randomized controlled study will begin in the fall of 2018 in Sweden. More information is available from the Dietary Science Foundation.
"The goal is to carry out the world’s largest study of how a low carbohydrate diet affects blood sugar, insulin requirements and blood lipids in type 1 diabetes. Of the 50,000 Swedes who have type 1 diabetes only 25% manage to stay within the recommended target range for blood sugar levels."
Stay tuned for more updates and information as low carb gains traction as a (mainstream) management method for type 1 diabetes.
A huge congratulations to Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, MD, RD Dikeman, Carrie Diulus, M.D., David Ludwig, M.D., PhD, Dr. Eric Westman, and all who made this study possible!