Diet eat only lean meat and replace it with healthy fats such as the Mediterranean diet is considered very good for people with diabetes. Diet is considered effective in lowering blood sugar levels.
In addition to the Mediterranean diet, a diet low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and low in simple sugars is also considered good for diabetics.
"Of the four methods are all diet can improve various aspects of diabetes control," said Dr.Olubukola Ajala, diabetes experts from the UK.
Diabetes is now considered a global epidemic. People suffering from this disease can not keep blood sugar into the cells effectively so that their blood sugar levels soaring.
Lifestyle changes such as weight loss and reduced caloric intake has been shown to control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of complications.
In an analysis of 20 studies over the last 10 years, Ajala and his team compared the benefits of 7 popular diet for people with type two diabetes.
Mediterranean diet, low carbohydrate diet, a diet high in protein, and low glycemic index diets were least effective in lowering blood sugar levels.
People who opt for a Mediterranean diet can also lose weight. But these benefits are not found in the three other dietary methods.
The Mediterranean diet is a diet that more intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, and use olive oil and spices to replace salt and butter. Saturated fat from red meat and dairy products is very limited.
Other studies have also linked the diet with a reduced risk of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, as well as the risk of heart attack.
Continuous calorie restriction is an important element in the diet of diabetics. Mediterranean diet is considered easier to follow in the long run.