Oral Presentation Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Paleo and low-carbohydrate diets for diabetes: today's fads or tomorrow’s advice? (#180)

Tim Crowe 1
  1. Deakin University, Burwood, VIC, Australia

How a person with diabetes eats is fundamentally a personal decision with no ‘correct’ way to do this; only guidelines to work within and which should be personalised. The popularity of different dietary approaches can wax and wane in the public’s eye, with sometimes similar types of dietary approaches ‘rebranded’ under different names. Low-carbohydrate and Palaeolithic diets are enjoying a large degree of popularity and are capturing the headlines, not just for people with diabetes, but the broader population. Just what the basis of these diets are, how they are promoted and followed, and importantly evidence for a benefit in the management of diabetes will be explored in this session with practical advice on how they can be sensibly followed and supported by someone if they choose to eat within the broad parameters of these types of dietary patterns.