The Mediterranean diet and glycaemic control

Clinical Scenario

I recently diagnosed Ji-hoon, a 40-year-old Korean man, with type 2 diabetes. As we were discussing lifestyle changes that would help him manage the diabetes, Ji-hoon mentioned he had come across the Mediterranean diet in his reading. 1 I realised that although I was aware of some of the cardiovascular data for this diet, I wasn’t sure about its specific utility in diabetes management.

What does the research evidence say?

Step 1: The Cochrane Library