Hala News – According to a new Swedish study, the strict diet believed to keep type 1 diabetes under control is not necessary.
Following a moderate, low-carbohydrate diet can help people with type 1 diabetes maintain stable blood sugar levels, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Swedish University of Gothenburg.
In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces less insulin, or insulin, to help cells use blood sugar as energy.
Without insulin, sugar builds up in the blood and can cause severe organ damage.
During the study, researchers selected 25 men and 25 women with type 1 diabetes and asked them to consume a diet with 50 percent energy from carbohydrates or a moderately low-carb diet with 30 percent energy from carbohydrates.
All study participants suffered from high blood sugar levels and were taking insulin doses.
A continuous blood glucose monitoring device was used to record blood levels at least every 15 minutes over a 16-week period.
Both diets include healthy amounts of fibrous carbohydrates, as well as vegetables, unsaturated fats, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
The researchers found that those who followed a moderate, low-carb diet stayed within the target range (an average of 68 minutes per day) for those following a moderate, low-carb diet compared to those on a traditional high-carb diet.
At the same time, the time it took for blood sugar to rise was reduced by 85 minutes per day.
The results of the study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, found that a form of the acid called ketones was present in reasonable levels, reducing concerns that type 1 diabetes can become high when carbohydrates are reduced.
Commenting on the study, lead author and nutritionist Sophia Sterner Isaacson said: “Following a moderate, low-carbohydrate diet lowers average blood sugar levels, which is thought to be beneficial in reducing the risk of organ damage in people with type 1. Diabetes,” said the website.Medical Express.
“It's important to keep the diet healthy, with special emphasis on the quality of fat and carbohydrates, and not to be too low in carbohydrates,” advises Isaacson.