DIAMOND diet trial for type 2 diabetes


Many thanks to Ellen Calteau Registered Dietician for this week’s note. Ellen is the Food Addiction Resources Operation Manager for the PHC charity. She spotted a pre-print paper announcing a protocol for a cluster randomised trial for the management of type 2 diabetes. The trial is called “Dietary Approaches to the Management Of type 2 Diabetes”, which has been called DIAMOND (Ref 1). The lead author was Jadine Scragg.

The background to the trial was given as there is “strong evidence” that type 2 diabetes (T2D) remission can be achieved with a low-energy (meal replacement) diet. There is “promising evidence” that low-carbohydrate diets can achieve remission of T2D. The DIAMOND trial aims to combine both approaches i.e., low-energy and low-carbohydrate. DIAMOND also plans to involve nurses in primary care to influence patient behaviour to achieve outcomes.


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