According to an international website, a study by the University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Texas in the United Kingdom found that diabetes can be effectively controlled through the supervision of dietitians and pharmacists.
In this study, a special diet plan was developed under the supervision of experts and tested on diabetics for 12 weeks.
These patients were given a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and high-protein diet plan, and their medication use was monitored.
Experts say that type 2 diabetes can be treated and sometimes reversed through dietary interventions. Still, we need to develop a strategy in which people can follow a change in eating habits while their Medication changes should also be monitored.
“Pharmacists have expertise in medicine and can play an important role in caring for diabetics,” he said.
According to experts, when people with diabetes eat a low-calorie or carbohydrate diet, they need to reduce or not use glucose-lowering drugs; community pharmacists can play an effective role in this regard.
The study involved 50 percent of volunteers on a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and high-protein diet, while experts continued to examine them.
After 12 weeks, one-third of people with diabetes no longer needed medication, while the control group continued to need medication.
According to the researchers, the first group also reported significant improvements in glucose control, average body weight, blood pressure, and overall health.
He said that adopting a dietary strategy is the key to reverse the disease, and it is important that the pharmacist also monitor the use of medicines.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Nature Communications.