When a person is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes most doctors start by getting their patients set up with a diet plan. Many people turn to a classic, low-fat regimen, while others have opted for a higher-fat, Mediterranean-style diet filled with lots of olive oil, as well as vegetables, whole grains and fish and poultry.
Researchers studied groups of people who were following both diets and they found that after four years both groups had lost similar amounts of weight.
But, only 44% of the Mediterranean dieters needed to take diabetes medication, as compared to 70% of the low-fat dieters.
One of the major benefits of the Mediterranean diet is that it is full of healthy foods and primarily because it doesn’t recommend fat-reduced foods that are chock full of refined carbohydrates.