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What Is The Best Diet For Diabetes?

There is so much information out there, it can be challenging to figure out what works and what doesn't.

Different self-proclaimed health "gurus" espouse various programs, such as:

  • low-carb meal plans
  • DASH
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Paleo
  • “Good Fats”
  • The Plate Method
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • And so many more

We’re here to help.

At Type2Diet, we’ve dedicated ourselves to supporting those living with diabetes, prediabetes, and their loved ones who stay up all night researching WebMD and Mayo Clinic articles on the subject.

We’ve done the research and will tell you exactly what the science says when it comes to managing blood sugar naturally for diabetes.

Information Overload

One article says that you need to eat less calories.

Another says to go plant-based or raw food only.

Some will tell you a carnivore diet is the way to go.

But what does the science say?

What is the Science Behind a Diabetes-Friendly Diet?

Dozens of studies have shown that eating a low-carb diet is perhaps the most effective way to naturally reduce blood sugar levels for those with type 2 diabetes.

The reason for this is really quite simple: carbs are digested and turned into glucose, or sugar.

When you consistently eat a lot of carbs, you end up having a lot of sugar in your body. If you always have a lot of sugar in your body, then you have chronically high blood sugar. And when you have chronically high blood sugar, you can inevitably develop prediabetes, and eventually diabetes.

Fortunately, the opposite is also true.

By eating a low carb diet you can naturally reduce the amount of sugar entering your body, and over time that can lead to lower blood sugar levels.

If you can lower your blood sugar levels, you can overcome diabetes.

The Low-Carb Challenge

While studies have shown that a low-carb diet is effective for managing diabetes, the challenge for many is that they can be very difficult to follow.

Carbs make up 60-70% of the foods we typically eat each day, so cutting them out is a major task; especially considering that task needs to be made every time you sit down to eat, go to the grocery store, or wander to the fridge late at night.

The Type2Diet Solution

We made Type2Diet Low Carb Meal Replacement Shakes to take all the hassle out of maintaining a low-carb diet.

Each shake is designed to replace a full meal, but has just 2g of net carbs.

By drinking 1-2 shakes in place of 1-2 meals each day, it's possible to cut out up to 90% of the carbs from your diet, without having to worry about counting macronutrients or spending hours on complicated meal prep.

We think they are the simplest, easiest, and most effective way to maintain a low carb diet, but that's just our opinion 😁

Closing Thoughts

There is a lot of talk about different diets, supplements, and exercises that "claim" to help with diabetes, but the science points clearly in one direction: the low carb diet.

Whether you have lived with type 2 diabetes for decades, just recently got diagnosed as pre-diabetic, or are just concerned with elevated blood sugar levels, a low-carb diet might be the solution you've been looking for.

Because of how quickly you can see results, it is important to chat with your doctor once you decide to get on a low-carb diet. Your dosages of medications may need to be reduced or even eliminated shortly after beginning a low-carb diet.

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