I am in a nursing program right now, and I deal with a lot of diabetics while working my clinical rotations. We recently started into the nutrition portion of our education, and I was (as I expected) very disappointed with the dietary model we are working with. We are taught that low fat diets are the best choice, and that grains should account for the bulk of your feeding. Our teachings for diabetics are questionably heavy on carbs as well (even though we advise them to limit carbs?)
So my question is simple, but I feel important: what dietary advice SHOULD diabetics get? Cite sources ifbyou can pkease I've heard reports of diabetics on Atkins and Paleo going completely off their meds and controlling their condition through diet, but I can't find any of those studies for citation.
(To be clear, I know there are two types of diabetes, and I would like this thread to contain info on both types, but I work with a lot more type 2 diabetics, so I would prefer resources for type 2.)