Some clinical studies have indicated measurable benefits for Type-2 diabetics who follow paleolithic diet plans, as reported by David C. Klonoff, M.D. in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Diabetics on paleolithic diets have reduced weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors as compared to those following conventional diabetic diets.
Paleolithic, or "paleo," diets focus on consuming foods similar to those consumed by pre-agricultural humans, according to Dr. Klonoff. These foods include large amounts of animal protein and plants from uncultivated sources and species. The primary difference between a paleo diet and a traditional diabetic diet is the exclusion of many carbohydrates from the paleo diet as compared to diabetic diets, where complex carbohydrates, such as breads and grains, are often a staple component.