Diabetic patients are, generally, recommended to follow a diet that is low in fat and high in carbohydrates.  Clinical studies, conversely, showed metabolic benefits conferred by carbohydrate-restricted diets including the ketogenic diet and the paleolithic diet in type 2 diabetes.  Much less data on the use of low carbohydrate diets in type 1 diabetes (T1DM) are available.  Two studies by Nielsen et al. showed that a low carbohydrate diet lowers the need for insulin as well as the number of hypoglycemic episodes in T1DM .  It was also suggested that a low carbohydrate diet is sustainable on the long-term

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