Check out Dr. Rob Thompson's books on Amazon
(where you can take a peek at what's inside). He's a diabetic cardiologist who recommends eating, not low-carb
, but low starch
. If people are willing to eliminate white potatoes, rice, pasta and sweet beverages (soda, juice, milkshakes, etc.) from their diets, they can eat lots of veggies, most fruits, meats, dairy, low-carb bread, and even have a small amount of sugar. You do have to plan ahead a bit, but you don't ever have to be hungry.
I do not recommend the USDA food pyramid. It was the invention of the department of agriculture and weighted heavily in the direction of grains and potatoes because there were surpluses of these items (50 years ago) and they wanted to get people to eat more of them. The emphasis on carbs is soooo not
not a good idea for diabetics.
I know someone who followed Thompson's recommendations and saw their Ha1c drop from 7.9 to 6.1 in about four months.