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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by philfatkid, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Camilla

    Camilla · Well-Known Member

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    Instead of porridge which is very high in carbs, try a protein breakfast based on eggs, fish or meat of any kind. Don't have fruit on an empty stomach - the fructose in it raises your bg very quickly and very high. A little fruit at the end of a protein/fat meal is a better way. Look at how much carb you are eating, that is where your answer lies. Try drinking dry white or red wine with your main meal, it makes a difference I find.
     
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    Camilla · Well-Known Member

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    You emphasise fruit, this gives a clue. How much fruit are you eating? Be careful, fruit is pure carbohydrate and will raise your blood sugars every time. Try low carb fruits e.g. strawberries and most other berries. You can have double cream with them - it is only 1.6g of carb per 100g. Get away from sweet fruits - use a carb counting book, find out where the sugar is that you are eating in your diet and you will see a great improvement.

    Your A1c is not very bad anyway, you just need to fine-tune.
     
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    Hi,
    The original diet advice was given to me by my diabetic nurse, there was never any mention of cutting down on carbs, i saw my doctor on Mon he told me to try a low carb diet for a few months then he will review my results.
    Phil
     
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    Hi,
    I think this is what my doctor said more or less, he suggested turning to a reduced carb diet for a few months, so here goes, fingers crossed.
    Phil
     
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    Wow - a doctor suggesting low carb - is it getting through to them at last!!??

    Good luck Phil, I am sure you will see a difference :)
     
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