In the UK, people with Type 2 diabetes such as myself are told by the NHS and by the charity Diabetes UK (corporate sponsors include several drug companies and Shredded Wheat) to eat starchy carbs at every meal. Anyone with a blood glucose meter will eat potatoes or rice and see their blood glucose rise. I swapped out refined grains for things that were supposedly healthier like quinoa, spelt, brown Basmati rice, wholewheat unrefined spaghetti. No change.
Then I came across Gary Taubes' article 'What If It's All A Big Fat Lie ?' and it made perfect sense that the carbs were sending my blood glucose up, my pancreas was churning out so much insulin I was resistant to it and that wouldn't allow me to lose weight. He's extremely smart but not a doctor so I did more reading, watched lectures on YouTube, emailed with doctors and researchers and went low carb. 6% reduction in BG on Hb1Ac in first three months, now got a normal one, two years on.
As far as I'm concerned Taubes can write fattening carbohydrates as much as he likes. People with diabetes in the UK are still being told to eat carbs which will make them sicker and fatter and unlike USA the doctors get paid regardless of whether the patient gets well or sicker. Advocating the same low carb diet for people with diabetes that WAS recommended up until the low fat thing came in and oral medications became available would save millions of pounds and thousands of lives.
So however much Taubes says fattening carbohydrates he's drowned out here by terrible advice. Who benefits from this ? The pharma companies and the processed carb manufacturers. So I WANT him to say it as often as possible !