Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
Evidence base
For the NHS
by the NHS

Low carb position statement released

A Position Statement on following the low carb approach for managing type 2 diabetes has been released by DESMOND.

The Position Statement is as follows:

DESMOND is both evidence-based and person-centred.  We encourage people with type 2 diabetes to find their own way to self-manage the condition through lifestyle changes. 

DESMOND already incorporates discussion around managing day-to-day glucose control and identifying carbohydrate sources in order to do this.

We also encourage weight loss in people who are overweight and facilitate people to identify their preferred options to achieve this. DESMOND considers each individual to be the expert on their life and best placed to identify how these two strategies will work for them.

We eagerly await the outcome of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition working group on lower carbohydrate diets for adults with type 2 diabetes, which will help to inform the facilitated discussion in this area of the curriculum.