1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

T2 Diabetic education

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by jay hay-char, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,619
    Likes Received:
    6,783
    Trophy Points:
    178
    just to be different..all wheat is bad, it doesn't matter how they pack it :bag:
    http://www.wheatbelly.com/
     
    • Like Like x 2
    #21 jack412, Oct 5, 2014 at 2:30 AM
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 5, 2014
  2. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,681
    Likes Received:
    12,398
    Trophy Points:
    198
    :writer:
    Because it's my mission in life to spread peace and understanding? :rolleyes: :p

    (I had prepared a much longer reply but - really - what's the point)? :banghead:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,619
    Likes Received:
    6,783
    Trophy Points:
    178
    there is no point, there are a few members that just come here to wind people up
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

    Messages:
    10,973
    Likes Received:
    6,780
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Hi all. Perhaps my post was a bit rambling and not clear. I guess my point was that flour producers know that wheat is mainly starch but the best bits are only in the wholegrain types. Yes, some in the NHS do clarify that wholegrain is better for you i.e. lower-GI but many just say 'starchy carbs'. The fact that highly refined white flour is 100% starch and known to be high-GI and causes BS spikes makes some NHS advice particularly stupid, but I think most of us know that already. Just looked at the NHS Choices diet advice website where they explain at length that most of us eat too few starchy carbs and need to eat more; so that's why there are so many obese people and T2s
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,572
    Likes Received:
    3,763
    Trophy Points:
    178
    If you looked at the website, it would only then be fair to state that it shows a specific picture of wholegrain bread, and starts with the advice

    'Where you can, choose wholegrain varieties, '

    As to bread
    • Try different breads, such as seeded, wholemeal and granary, and go for thick slices.
    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/starchy-foods.aspx

    So, while I don't eat it, and wouldn't recommend it, it's unfair to claim they recommend starchy white bread, and I would doubt any website would claim that refined white was a good health choice.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,695
    Likes Received:
    1,933
    Trophy Points:
    178
    White,wholemeal,wholegrain etc,same thing according to my meter.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  7. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,700
    Likes Received:
    9,090
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Me, too. But some diabetics seem to have success with low glycemic index carbs. :bored: Really, the best approach is to eat to your meter.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook