Almost two years ago, a few patients asked me if the up-and-coming paleo diet might help with diabetes management. I had no idea. I’ve been studying the issue since then and have concluded that it may be healthful. Perhaps you’ve been following my intellectual journey at the Paleo Diabetic blog.
At this point there are many versions of the paleo diet out there. They vary widely in terms of carbohydrate content, which could be a major problem if you have diabetes. On the plus side, most paleo diets favor low-glycemic-index carbohydrates instead of high-GI. That would tend to smooth out blood sugar spikes. As far as I know, none of the published programs are designed specifically for people with diabetes. Until now.
I’m prepared when my next patient asks me about a paleo diabetic diet. I’ll refer him to the Paleobetic Diet.