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Carbohydrate-restricted Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus

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Formerly marginalized as “fad diets,” low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, are now generally accepted as an approach to treat obesity because of the research conducted over the last 20 years. However, the evidence base regarding low carbohydrate diets for treating Type 1 and Type 2 ...

Formerly marginalized as “fad diets,” low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, are now generally accepted as an approach to treat obesity because of the research conducted over the last 20 years. However, the evidence base regarding low carbohydrate diets for treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is quite limited.

While the support in the literature is limited, there is a strong argument to decrease the consumption of foods that have the greatest glycemic effect for conditions involving hyperglycemia (diabetes mellitus). Historically, very low carbohydrate diets (10 grams/day) were commonly used to treat diabetes before medications were available to treat diabetes.

One of the longstanding concerns associated with low carbohydrate, high-fat diets are the variable effects on total and LDL cholesterol, possibly raising the risk of cardiovascular disease. Some experts argue that the beneficial effect of the low carbohydrate diet on metabolic syndrome mitigates this possible risk, but further research, including studies with hard endpoints, is needed.

We are interested in original research, review articles, case series, or perspective articles that examine the use of low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, for the prevention and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Specifically, we would like to invite submissions with the following themes:

1. The safety and efficacy of low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, on the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
2. The safety and efficacy of low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, on the prevention and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
3. Clinical series of the use of low carbohydrate diets, with or without nutritional ketosis, on the prevention and treatment of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
4. Implications of the use of low carbohydrate diets in children and adolescents with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (e.g. growth and development, psycho-social, disordered eating).
5. Evidence-based perspective papers or editorials about how low carbohydrate diets are viewed by the medical community.
6. Evidence-based perspective papers or editorials on the delivery of low carbohydrate interventions and surrounding therapeutic considerations in type 1 or type 2 diabetes.


Keywords: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Ketogenic, Low Carbohydrate Diet


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