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Study links very low-carb diet to better glycemic control in diabetes

Type 1 diabetes patients who adhered to a very low-carbohydrate diet showed very good glycemic control, 97% of whom achieved the American Diabetes Association's recommended glycemic targets, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers surveyed 316 adult patients with diabetes and the parents of children with type 1 diabetes and found that switching to VLCD from a regular diet was associated with an average A1C change of -1.45% ± 1.04%, and there was an almost 0.1% increase in A1C for each additional 10 grams of carbohydrates consumed.

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