Dietitians Weigh In On Mediterranean Diet for Diabetes

An eating pattern similar to the traditional Mediterranean diet can be integrated with existing national guidelines for the management of diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Existing data suggest that the Mediterranean diet has health benefits, including improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk, and may offer benefits to diabetes patients and clinicians alike in terms of palatability, ease of explanation and use, and promotion of improved health.

Olive oil and vinegar

Olive oil and vinegar

This excerpt is from an article by three dietitians writing in Diabetes Spectrum in 2009.  Click through for details if interested.

—Steve

Reference:  doi: 10.2337/diaspect.24.1.36 Diabetes Spectrum January 1, 2011 vol. 24 no. 1 36-40

One response to “Dietitians Weigh In On Mediterranean Diet for Diabetes

  1. Thanks for this post, Steve. I read that article while doing research for my own article for Diabetes Spectrum. I believe the Mediterranean Diet is at least as beneficial — if not more so — than the Paleo Diet for those with diabetes. And your low-carb and ketogenic versions are even better, of course.