New recommendations for the dietary management of diabetes from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes put plant-based foods front and center. These new recommendations, which are based on several large meta-analyses and systematic reviews, emphasize minimally processed plant foods, consuming ample fiber, and avoiding meat. Low-carbohydrate diets like the ketogenic diet were discouraged for lack of efficacy and safety concerns.
For a more in-depth summary, read our news release here.
Reynolds A; The Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Evidence-based European recommendations for the dietary management of diabetes. Diabetologia. Published online April 17, 2023. doi:10.1007/s00125-023-05894-8