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Oh no on a low residue diet

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Lorraine deer, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Lorraine deer

    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After having a partial small intestine blockage the doctor has put me on a low residue diet and I don’t know what to eat ☹️
     
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    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had tomato and basil soup for dinner and I can’t get to sleep due to cramping and nausea.
     
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    #3 bangkokdiabetic, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:41 AM
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    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m seeing the Dietitian on the 25th of this month. My fasting bs have jumped to 10 on this low residue diet.
     
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    bangkokdiabetic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you write down all the points you want answered Its easy to forget them until you have left also don't leave until you understand the answers its your Health not theirs.
     
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    I was on a low residue diet prior to surgery for bowel cancer. I was told that if it grows above the ground I couldn't eat it (cabbage, sprouts etc) but if it grew below the ground I could - carrots, turnips etc.

    It's just low fibre, low roughage so things like baked beans (hi fibre) are out, but meat is OK.
     
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    Lorraine deer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you and I hope you are well now after your surgery .
     
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    bangkokdiabetic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sound like opposite advise to Low Carb Diet
     
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    Yep! It isn't easy. I had recently been put on both basal and fast acting insulin but now am trying to come off the fast acting insulin by increasing my night time basal insulin to lower my early morning fasting glucose reading and keeping to a mostly NO CARB diet that is also good for the low residue diet I've been given for my intestinal problem and my usual metfornin tablets. Although early days this seems to be working as my mmol this morning was 5.1 and after 3 no carb meals it has remained under 8. A lot more proof needed yet but I believe this is a step in the right direction! Going on holiday with lots of insulin was a nightmare through customs so only taking the basal and a few tablets away with me next time would be much better.
     
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    I suffered an intestinal blockage in June due to an abdominal hernia and was in hospital for a few days. I was given a low residue diet sheet by the nurses. When I saw my consultant I told him this diet was the opposite to my diabetic diet and he said to ignore it and eat my usual diet, which I did and luckily have had no further problems.
     
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