Dutch dietary guidelines also apply to people with type 2 diabetes

The Dutch dietary guidelines are also a sound basis for a healthy, varied diet for people with type 2 diabetes. This is the conclusion drawn by the Health Council of the Netherlands in its report to the State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport, based on an evaluation of the scientific literature. People who are overweight would do well to lose weight and stay at their lower weight. Restricting carbohydrate intake can help with weight loss, but has not been proven to have any added long-term health benefits.