Having lived with diabetes for many years, Ron Raab noticed that when he reduced the amount of carbohydrate in his diet, his blood glucose levels improved. His experience of the shortcomings of high-carbohydrate dietary recommendations in regulating his blood glucose led him to adopt an alternative approach. In this article, the author outlines his choice of a much reduced carbohydrate dietary intake as a key element of his diabetes management. He also highlights the logic of this approach and some of its supporting evidence, and describes the major contradictions inherent in the high-carbohydrate recommendations that constitute mainstream advice.
low-carbohydrate diet, dietary recommendations