In this article, Eleanor Baldwin, a diabetes specialist dietitian at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, questions if the blood type diet is safe and helpful for people with diabetes.
Fad diets in diabetes
By: Eleanor J Baldwin
Published September 1, 2004
Weight reduction is notoriously difficult to achieve and may be more difficult to attain in people with diabetes on insulin therapy and insulin secretagogues. People with diabetes may turn to fad diet books to help them lose weight.
The most popular diet books are The Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The pH Diet, The Blood Group Diets and The Zone. The main features of these diets are reviewed herein. The safety of some of these diets is questionable and their use is debatable.