Eating a low glycemic load diet that also follows the principles of the traditional Mediterranean diet can lower type 2 diabetes risk, new research suggested.
People in the study whose eating patterns most closely adhered to the principles of the Mediterranean diet and the low glycemic load diet were 20% less likely to develop diabetes than people who least closely followed the two diets, Carlo La Vecchia, MD, of the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research in Milan, and colleagues, wrote online in the journal Diabetologia.
I have a very strong family history of diabetes. A long time ago I told one of the leading endocrinologists in Dallas about my family history and asked what I could do to minimize my risk of developing the disease.
Stay as thin as you can for as long as you can.
Several years ago I adopted a Mediterranean style diet. When I learned about the glycemic index I started avoiding most foods with a high glycemic index.
Sixty is on the horizon and I’m still not diabetic.