The ups and downs of low‐carbohydrate diets in the management of Type 1 diabetes: a review of clinical outcomes

  title={The ups and downs of low‐carbohydrate diets in the management of Type 1 diabetes: a review of clinical outcomes},
  author={Rowen Seckold and Elaine Fisher and Martin I. de Bock and Bruce R. King and Carmel E.M. Smart},
  journal={Diabetic Medicine},
  pages={326 - 334}
Dietary management has been a mainstay of care in Type 1 diabetes since before the discovery of insulin when severe carbohydrate restriction was advocated. The use of insulin facilitated re‐introduction of carbohydrate into the diet. Current management guidelines focus on a healthy and varied diet with consideration of glycaemic load, protein and fat. As a result of frustration with glycaemic outcomes, low‐carbohydrate diets have seen a resurgence in popularity. To date, low‐carbohydrate diets… 
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