Cutting some amount of carbs from the diet of diabetic people can remarkably lower their blood sugar levels and have life-saving benefits.Scientists and experts recommend low-carb diet or very-low-carb diet for people having Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
It is a fact, that the type and amount of food you consume affects your blood sugar level to a great extent. Among the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat), carbs have the greatest effect on our blood sugar level.This is because, after digestion, carbs are broken down into sugar and enters into the bloodstream quickly.
For diabetic people, eating food containing high amount of carbohydrates may cause the blood sugar to raise to a very high level. At this point, controlling the sugar level is difficult. When eating larger portions of these type of foods, high doses of insulin or diabetic medications are needed to control it.
Several studies have shown that restricting carbs to 20–50 grams, or less than 10% of calories, per day may lower blood sugar, promote weight loss and improve health markers in people with diabetes and prediabetes.
Studies were conducted to find out the effects of very-low-carb diets (ketogenic diet), low-carb diet and medium low-carb diet on people having Type 1, Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
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