On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:25:32 GMT, Jon Kaplan <[email protected]> wrote: >I've noticed many people on this forum recommending a low carbo diet for >diabetics. > >I've also seen it written that diabetics should avoid high protein due >to potential kidney damage, which can be a serious problem for >diabetics. > >And we all know that excess fats, particularly animal fats, are very >dangerous to the cardio-vascular system. > >So if one eats low fat, low protein and low carbo, what's left to eat? >Gravel? The terms "high" and "low" are relative only to what one might consider as the American version of eating....which is eating way too much. Consider the Two Pound Diet for diabetics (aka 2PD). Under the simplicity of design of the 2PD, one can choose whatever macronutritional makeup suits your form of diabetic issue. Since large quantities of food are not consumed, the terms "low" or "high" are essentially meaningless. There is no high consumption of anything. Over time, the "high" or "low" argument tends to be moot anyway. Failure rates on Atkins (low carb) or Ornish (low fat) or any other commercial diets are so astronomically high (99 out of 100), that a so called balance is reached regardless of the best efforts to seek none. http://www.heartmdphd.com/lowtdm.asp It's free, it is supported by a cardiologist and it works.