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Fibre supplements

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by merlin 2, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting especially about the ketones, this is only my experience but I have found if I don't have SOME fibre (not high fibre) from above ground veggies I get constipation that in the past because of diverticular disease has lead to diverticulitis and serious infection needing antibiotics and two admissions to hospital narrowly avoiding operations both times - it was far too nasty and painful to experiment having no fibre.

    Have to say I am doing nicely on keto diet getting my fibre from veggies only :)
     
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  2. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you have been through it and good ideas
     
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  3. James_Donnelly

    James_Donnelly · Well-Known Member

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    I don't get enough fibre either.

    I'm going to start taking vitafibre. It's available from myprotein. Only 30 calories a serving but has 14g of fibre in it which should help bump me up to what I'm supposed to be getting.
     
  4. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think fibre - like almost all dietary components - is a very individual thing. We all need to find out how much or how little works for us. Also need to factor in things like salt intake, magnesium, water, fat consumption - all can affect bowel motility.
     
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  5. Serena51

    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Water, water, and yet more water …….4 - 5 litres will flush it all out .
     
  6. Fruitella

    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink mainly water but 5 litres ounds excessive for the body to tolerate.
     
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    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Would you be able to tolerate butternut squash? Works well for me. To prepare it I chop off a thick slice, peel and chop it then cook in the microwave for about 6m in a bit of water.
     
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    julie56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  9. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    Fibogel is heavily marked up flavoured psyllum husk powder.
     
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  10. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    sounds good i will try this thanks
     
  11. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    When taking fibre supplements, make sure u drink enough water. If not, they may form hard stool that will constipate. Psyllium work best when combine with flaxmeal in 1:1 ratio. Supplements work best with food natural fibre. Exercise will increase muscular contractions in the bowel, so do not neglect these aspects.
     
  12. James_Donnelly

    James_Donnelly · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to drink about 2L of water a day plus then whatever is it in every else I eat/drink. How much are you supposed to get?
     
  13. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    That is more than enough.
     
  14. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I
    drink about the same i find i feel better when i drink water some say 1.5 litres some say 2 so not totally sure.
     
  15. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou
     
  16. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sound advice much appreciated
     
  17. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers
     
  18. merlin 2

    merlin 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou so much im glad ive found somewhere for great advice
     
  19. Serena51

    Serena51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10 glasses in a day will work clearing the blockage but don't do on a regular daily basis. Maybe once a week if necessary, if not working get medical advice.
     
  20. Devonmade

    Devonmade Type 2 · Member

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    I too have been suffering with diverticulitis, more so I feel since reducing carbs. The husk someone mentioned above, isn't Fybogel from the doc the same thing? If so, I might ask about it as I am over 60
     
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