Like many others who have commented on the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2020, I appreciate a more science-based approach present this year than in years past. Specifically, the Standards now accommodate carbohydrate restriction as a viable option, and even promote it as the one with the most evidence.
â€œReducing overall carbohydrate intake for individuals with diabetes has demonstrated the most evidence for improving glycemia and may be applied in a variety of eating patterns that meet individual needs and preferences.â€Facilitating Behavior Change and Well-being to Improve Health Outcomes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetesâ€”2020. Diabetes Care [Internet]. 2020 Jan 20 [cited 2019 Dec 20];43(Supplement 1):S48â€“65.
A walk through the grocery store still demonstrates room for improvement, as can be seen in the image above. The American Heart Association still certifies 100% fruit juice as heart healthy.
They regularly update their list of certified foods, which you can find here on their website. In support of their work, I notice that they’ve made some heart-healthy changes.
These items are no longer heart check certified, even though the seal is still on the packaging in the store.
These items are still heart check certified. You be the judge.
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- Facilitating Behavior Change and Well-being to Improve Health Outcomes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetesâ€”2020. Diabetes Care [Internet]. 2020 Jan 20 [cited 2019 Dec 20];43(Supplement 1):S48â€“65. Available from: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.2337/dc20-S005