Tag - guidelines

Type 2 diabetes and the blame game

There are a number of discussions we probably all see going on about how people with type 2 diabetes have made themselves fat and brought it upon themselves.

  • “They chose to eat this way, it’s their fault they got diabetes.”
  • “People overeating are eating away at our tax money.”
  • …and such like.

We know that the effects of type 2 diabetes mean that, unless aggressively countered, a vicious cycle is entered into and it takes at least a long and concerted effort to break out of it.

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Top 10 ways to meet diabetes carbohydrate guidelines

In our previous blog post, one of our readers, H Myrie asked us how much food would you need to eat to meet the Department of Health’s carbohydrate recommendations for people with diabetes?

In other words, how much food would you need to eat to take in 225-300g of carbs?

So to answer the question, we’ve compiled a list to show how much of different items you’d need to eat within a day to meet this government recommendation which is passed down to us via the NHS.

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