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The low carb diabetes diet debate

When it comes to diabetes, few topics get as much heated debate as that of whether we diabetics should lower our carb intake intake or not. There are many books available these days that advocate significantly reduced daily carbohydrate levels and it’s always a hot discussion amongst people with diabetes.

Top down healthcare advice from the public sector relies on research to back up it’s recommendations and steers clear of making any hasty moves.

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With diabetes costing the NHS so much, what can we do?

Recent news reported that the cost of prescriptions for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions is over $50 billion per year, making up over 20% of the total prescription costs of the US. In the UK we have a similar situation.

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What price of health for a diabetic diet?

Having been following a relatively low carb for the last two years, my blood sugar levels are as good as they’ve been, and have been for the best part of these last 24 months. I like to think that it’s helping to keep the diabetic complications at bay. Furthermore, with better controlled diabetes I feel better each day.

Probably the only downside that I’ve noticed is the huge increase in price of my weekly shopping bill.

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Looking back on Christmas

When I look back over Christmas and think to myself whether I was able to keep my sugar levels in check as well as I hoped.

If I’m honest, I would have to say that the sugar levels weren’t as good as I might have hoped. I wouldn’t say I went crazy at any point and did well to avoid mid-meal pecking but my blood glucose levels were higher than I would have liked.

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