Having been Type I Diabetic since childhood my ears pricked up when I heard this on the news his morning := bbc.co.uk/news/health-45195474
Because of my diabetes I have been carb counting for over half a century. Some consultants have had different ideas (mainly in the seventies) but these always ended in disaster. When I was first diagnosed on average Type I diabetics were given a diet of 200gm CHO and 2000 calories, and Type II 100gm CHO and 1000 calories. In my teens this went up to 250gm CHO to keep up with me! Interestingly (maybe not) the early diet sheets included 1 pint of milk, and unlimited butter and cheese! In the last two decades lower carb diets have started to catch on. Whilst my diet has no been updated by the professionals for many years once I passed 50 I started reducing carbs as I was starting to gain weight (most now lost). As a result my carb intake has virtually halved. However there are people who suggest far less, in fact as low as 50gm per day. I have also seen it suggested that fat intake (to make up the calories) is irrelevant and that cholesterol and statins are both a myth and a con. For myself I will stick where I am now diet wise. What are your thoughts on low carbing? I know some people doi t for health not just diabetes.