2:30 p.m. CT Friday, June 12
The first part of this presentation covers the latest systematic evidence comparing low-carbohydrate diets against standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets for the management of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The second part of this presentation focuses on the design and delivery components of effective low-carbohydrate diet interventions to help health care practitioners improve their understanding on how to develop evidence-based low-carbohydrate diets in clinical practice. Despite a somewhat recent increase in their popularity, low-carbohydrate diets and nutritional ketosis have been used to treat diabetes since the early 1900s. There is a large amount of evidence from published interventional studies demonstrating the safety and effect of these diets for certain clinical populations. Low-carbohydrate diets can be presented as an option to patients with diabetes and obesity as part of Medical Nutrition Therapy. However, for these diets to be successfully implemented in clinical practice, health care practitioners must be confident in the methodologies used across effective low-carbohydrate diet prescriptions in order to properly formulate and evaluate their own low-carbohydrate diets for patients with diabetes and obesity.