In the United States, more than 30 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes. A contagious condition would be referred to as an epidemic. Age, family history, and cultural background are some uncontrollable risk factors that you cannot change. Changing your diet is a significant start in this direction.

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According to recent research from Tulane University, restricting your daily intake of carbohydrates may help manage or lower your risk of developing diabetes. A low-carb diet, however, may be able to help unmedicated people with diabetes or prediabetes lower their blood sugar levels, according to recent data from Tulane University researchers.

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The 150 participants were split into two groups: one that followed a low-carb diet, and the other that followed a “normal” diet. Each participant had either diabetes or prediabetes and ranged in age from 40 to 70. Additionally, they may not be on any type of blood sugar-lowering medicine.

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Hemoglobin A1c, a typical measure for assessing blood sugar levels, was lower in the low-carb diet group after six months. This suggests that this eating behavior may assist people with diabetes and prediabetes manage their blood sugar.

Additionally, it was shown that compared to the “normal diet” group, the low-carb group lost more weight overall and had lower fasting blood sugar levels. Another way to assess blood sugar is using fasting blood sugar readings, which are obtained after a person has fasted the previous night.