Earlier this month the American Diabetes Association published its Standards of Care in Diabetes—2011.
The ADA recommends weight loss for all overweight diabetics.
For weight loss, either low-carbohydrate [under 130 g/day], low-fat calorie-restricted, or Mediterranean diets may be effective in the short-term (up to two years). For those on low-carb diets, monitor lipids, kidney function, and protein consumption, and adjust diabetic drugs as needed…The optimal macronutrient composition of weight loss diets has not been established. [Macronutients are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.]
Until three years ago, the ADA recommended against carbohydrate-restricted diets for overweight diabetics. In January, 2008, their position statement noted that such diets may be effective for up to one year. My recollection is that their 2010 guidelines also said “up to one year” and didn’t mention the Mediterranean diet.
Looks like the timing of my Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet is good.