An eating pattern similar to the traditional Mediterranean diet can be integrated with existing national guidelines for the management of diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Existing data suggest that the Mediterranean diet has health benefits, including improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk, and may offer benefits to diabetes patients and clinicians alike in terms of palatability, ease of explanation and use, and promotion of improved health.
This excerpt is from an article by three dietitians writing in Diabetes Spectrum in 2009. Click through for details if interested.
Reference: doi: 10.2337/diaspect.24.1.36 Diabetes Spectrum January 1, 2011 vol. 24, no. 1, p.36-40