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The "Eat Well" plate is alive and kicking
When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I had an HbA1c of 108. I was warned by my diabetes nurse that as I didn't have much leeway in the weight adjustment option, I would not be likely to see much improvement via weight control. I was given the usual literature and sent on my way.
Reading all the stuff about wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta, fruit, lentils etc. I felt the first stirrings of unease that this was not the way to manage this disease. I took to my kindle and arrived at A for Atkins and B for Bernstein. I clung to Dr Bernstein's teachings like a lifeline and used the Atkins diet to get between me and the crazy hunger that consumed me. Over the last three years I have tried various low carb approaches (and slipped up often!) and have settled on very low carb, moderate fat, moderate protein and high green food eating plan. This suits me because I am older and I can get away with a lot less calories.
I have now received a text from my doctors surgery to tell me I should attend the organised diabetes "management" classes. I looked at the website and there was the eat well plate...
No thanks, my HbA1C is now 49 and I have hopes of getting it a bit lower. My supportive diabetes nurse is thrilled and next time I see her I am going to see if I can subvert her to the low carb cause.
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