More Flexible Insulin Therapy Does Not Encourage Poor Diet


By: Radha McLean

Adjusting insulin regimens does not cause people to adopt a poor diet, according to researchers in the United Kingdom. Researchers from Bournemouth, Dorset, studied the change in patients’ diets when they were allowed to adjust the amount of insulin therapy to the total carbohydrate content. They questioned whether or not the change in the insulin regimen would cause patients to consume more fat.

Of the 21 patients studied, most of them ate “similar amounts” of high-fat carbohydrates after the change in insulin therapy. According to researchers, who presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association’s scientific sessions in June, the change also resulted in lower A1c levels in the majority (80 percent) of the participants.



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