A man is in his kitchen checking his blood glucose on a monitor while his wife waits at the kitchen table.

The rise of type 2 diabetes as a global health issue calls for innovative dietary strategies to manage and mitigate its impact. A low carbohydrate diet, particularly one incorporating high-quality, nutrient-dense ingredients like those found in Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix, offers promising benefits for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

This blog post explores the health benefits of a low carbohydrate diet for type 2 diabetics, supported by the latest scientific research and reputable sources.


Improved Blood Sugar Control

A cornerstone benefit of a low carbohydrate diet for type 2 diabetics is the significant improvement in blood sugar levels.

Studies have shown that reducing carbohydrate intake can lead to immediate reductions in blood glucose levels, with longer-term adherence promoting stable glycemic control. For instance, a study published in the “Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism” journal found that participants on a low carbohydrate diet experienced better blood sugar stabilization than those on a high carbohydrate diet [1].


Enhanced Insulin Sensitivity

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, where the body’s cells become less responsive to insulin. A low carbohydrate diet can enhance insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing the insulin needs.

Research in the “Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism” highlighted that low carbohydrate diets could improve insulin sensitivity by up to 75% in individuals with type 2 diabetes [2].


Weight Loss and Management

Weight management is critical for managing type 2 diabetes. Low carbohydrate diets have been associated with effective weight loss, partly due to reduced appetite and increased satiety from higher protein and fat intake.

A meta-analysis in the “Annals of Internal Medicine” confirmed that participants following a low carbohydrate diet lost more weight than those on low-fat diets, directly benefiting diabetics who often struggle with obesity [3].


A Chinese woman in her forties is at the community running track. She is taking a break from exercise and snacking on a flax cookie.
Low carb flax cookies made with Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix are perfect for diabetics looking to lose weight and control hunger &  blood glucose.


Reduction in Triglycerides and Increase in HDL Cholesterol

Low carbohydrate diets not only help in managing diabetes but also improve overall heart health by altering lipid profiles. A significant decrease in triglycerides and an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol levels are often observed in individuals following a low carbohydrate diet, as shown in research from the “New England Journal of Medicine” [4].


Lowering Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common comorbidity in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Adhering to a low carbohydrate diet can also contribute to blood pressure reduction, further lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases. According to a study in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” participants on a low carbohydrate diet experienced notable reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure [5].


Leveraging Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix For Low Carb Customers

A black woman in her thirties is in her rustic kitchen in the daytime. She is slicing a loaf of flax bread.
PowerFlax Mix can create a large variety of baked goods including low carb flax bread; perfect for diabetics seeking weight loss.


Incorporating Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix into a low carbohydrate diet offers a practical and delicious way to achieve these health benefits.

This versatile ketogenic flax seed baking mix enables large commercial bakeries to produce healthy, low carbohydrate bakery products that are not only beneficial for diabetic customers but also cater to those looking for high protein, vegan, and kosher certified options. By offering such products, bakeries can expand their customer base and increase sales, aligning with the growing demand for healthier baked goods and functional foods.


  1. “A Low-Carbohydrate as Compared with a Low-Fat Diet in Severe Obesity.” Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
  2. “The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Versus a Low-Glycemic Index Diet on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.
  3. “Effects of Low-Carbohydrate vs Low-Fat Diets on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Annals of Internal Medicine.
  4. “A Randomized Trial of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Obesity.” New England Journal of Medicine.
  5. “Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


The Next Step

  • You can easily produce delicious keto-friendly  products which are clean label, high protein and plant-based!
  • Recipes provided on all bulk orders
  • Worldwide shipping available
  • Ongoing customer support always available
  • To order, visit our wholesale distributor, SnowCap Enterprises, and search: Powerflax Gold Low Carb Mix (SNC80).
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By powerflax.net

Laurie Tsemak is the founder and co-owner of PowerFlax Holdings Inc. and Red Square Bakery. Laurie and her husband, Mark have spent 34 years in the wholesale and retail baking field, focusing on innovative product development to serve health-conscious customers and forward-thinking commercial bakeries.

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