The traditionally diabetic diet did not lower blood glucose and inevitably led to a worsening condition.
That’s because, until the recent research of the last decade or so, doctors were taught to recommend a heavy reduction in calories from animal products.
Past guidelines also did not emphasize eliminating highly processed foods.
Now, doctors have found a better way to guide their patients’ eating habits.
The new guidelines emphasize low starch vegetables, healthy fats, and lean meats.
These all promote a feeling of fullness.
And because it takes longer to break these down, they are not immediately converted to sugar in the body.