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Why Do Diabetics Fail To Adhere To Dietary Regimes?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by datkins65, Aug 1, 2016.

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Why do the majority of diabetic patients fail to follow their dietary regimens? Primary reason.

  1. Socioeconomic; lack of funds to purchase healthy choices

  2. Lack of education or knowledge about diabetes

  3. Fresh vegetables and healthy food is not available.

  4. Depression or mental health issues

  5. Does not understand about the progression of diabetes if not managed.

  6. Not willing to change or not ready to make a change.

  7. Advanced age; in denial that dietary changes can make a difference.

  8. Youth: The idea that they are invincible to these problems & unwilling to give up fast foods.

  9. The prescribed diet was not effective.

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  1. prancer53

    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What if favourite food is dumpling?s--bit of a no no because of v high cho value. Glycemic value...? 20 g ch is 20g cho whether it is low or high glycemic. I actually found that too much low glycemic food eaten= hypos because it takes so long to metabolise with injected insulin (the insulin is working but the food is lagging behind so there is more insulin than blood sugar going round the body)--this means that I end up eating sweets or glucose to counteract the hypo so it kind of defeats the objec!!. Also low glycemic food whilst exercising is not a good idea because it takes so long to work so type 1 s are burning up blood sugar more quickly than normal and meanwhile the effect of the insulin taken is exacerbated!! It is something that used to be taught and that care had to be taken over otherwise type 1 s can induce hypos inadvertently!!!!
     
  2. prancer53

    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you read Joslin Institute (leaders in research & treatment of diabetes worldwide) research into metabolisation of fat in diabetes? It completely overturns UK ideas about fat in the diet. How many of diabetics are overweight because they have been told to eat lots of (excessive) cho @ mealtimes? The diets diabetics are told to eat cannot be metabolised properly because they have a problem with utilising cho in the body--that is why they have developed diabetes!!!!! The more cho they eat the more insulin or tablets they have to take. Nonsensical when you take into account that a low crbohydrate diet not only causes them to lose weight but can also reverse the diabetic condition in some cases. This obviously only applies to type 2 s but the diet advice for both type 1 & 2 should be similar!!
     
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  3. prancer53

    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with you!!!
     
  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I think dieticians should put their food where their mouth is.
     
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  5. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    The OP seems to have dropped out of this thread....
     
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  6. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope she's still following the forum - she could really learn a lot.
     
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  7. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Not surprised, advanced diabetes educators tend to find that there is enough help & info on this site that they discover they might not be as advanced as they thought.
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The OP I think came here to educate us poor lost souls not to be educated rejection can really hurt as can the truth.
     
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  9. lbd

    lbd Family member · Member

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    One reason Diabetics in Australia Fail is because the DAA (dietitians Association of Australia) in all its old "Wisdom" persist with outdated dogma's...Their vested interests in their Sponsors & their own consultation $ produces an inability to progress past last century. Thousands of Diabetes sufferers in this forum know better with their own personal life transformations when they realise the DAA advice is mostly lacking in real life results.
    Its advice like this that has put us where we are today.
    http://daa.asn.au/for-the-media/hot...low-carbohydrate-high-fat-diets-for-diabetes/

    Some alarming notes on DAA Sponsorship

    • Nestlé Nutrition Institute funds the DAA “Emerging Researcher Award”
    • DAA was a partner in the “Nestlé Choose Wellness Roadshow”
    • McDonald’s and the Australian Heart Foundation promoted free “Deli Choices Wraps” at DAA’s annual meeting
    • DAA “In the Spotlight” dietitians include the director of communications and public affairs at Kellogg’s and the nutrition manager for PepsiCo Australia
    • DAA spokesperson Alan Barclay published disputed data claiming lower sugar consumption during rising obesity rates (“the Australian Paradox”) and was paid by Coca-Cola to present his research
    • DAA Director Leigh Reeve (board member) is also the director of the Australian Breakfast Cereal Forum of the Australian Food and Grocers Council
    • DAA’s policy to not endorse specific products is violated on the organization’s own Pinterest pages, which frequently display recipes from corporate sponsors with branded products
    • A dietitian was deemed “not eligible” for her earned credential by DAA, allegedly for speaking out against these sorts of conflicts of interest.

      In essence.
      "conflicted sponsorships tarnish the profession and harm public health"
     
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  10. lbd

    lbd Family member · Member

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    And when you have Diabetes "educators" telling my mum to ensure she has toast in the morning to help soak up the Insulin, you have to do the face palm...
    Like "here, take these panadol, because I'm going to hit you in the head with this hammer!"
     
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  11. Samael_Coughlan

    Samael_Coughlan Type 1 · Member

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    It wasn't a diabetic medication but I was on an antipsychotic called ablify for a while and it was really terrible because it took away almost all my appitite which got me into some pretty dicey. I still had hyperthyroidism at the time too so I put mywelf it very dangerous situations. I'm in a different place now with all 3: thyroid function, antipsychotic and insulin. However, I'm still boarderline underweight from that episode and struggle to gain weight.
     
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  12. KurtK

    KurtK Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    What a bunch of nonsense..

    So I should eat carbs, which blood levela I cannot control, because ADG limites meat consumption (who the hell knows why) to 455g/w ?! And about saturated fat, no comment..
    What a science!

    this looks like explanation to someone?!!

    This recommendation is same as in my country, and is really really sad..
     
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  13. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Does this mean bolting the "stable door" after the horse has drunk the trough dry & hauled it's limp arse out on the cart to sweet pastures...? o_O


    To quote an old Jedi....

     
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  14. fene48

    fene48 · Well-Known Member

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    Must say I wholeheartedly agree with you. Between Professor Roy Taylor (Newcastle Diet), GI Institute (Sydney University) and in particular the Joslin Diabetes Centre I got myself into a really good space (and continue to stay here following a mediterranean style eating plan). The advice from these organisation have been balanced and really useful (I realise a lot may disagree with me).
     
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  15. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are finding my signature ambiguous.

    My weight loss was an attempt to improve BG control.
    I stopped taking Metformin so that I could see the effect of the weight loss without the confusion over what was due to weight loss and what was due to Metformin.
    I wasn't expecting Metformin to directly affect weight loss; just to directly affect BG levels.
    Also, my weight loss stalled i.e. I didn't achieve my target.
    So I restarted Metformin because on balance it is better for you all round.
    Should I ever get down to the mythical 11 stone 7 lbs I will then run for a while on Metformin then come off it for a while just to see what effect it is having.
     
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  16. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes she could.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  18. MikePea

    MikePea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Woh ! This stirred up a storm.
    I have ignored my official diet sheet as I would put on weight and they advised me to loose weight. Ergo. I went LC.
    Lost lots of weight. Felt years better, despite getting older. AND believe it or not .They tell me I am cured
    I took a course in The Physiology of Diabetes at Amsterdam Uni. That gave me a considerable insite into our mutual problem. But I saw nothing that suggested a cure was imminent. So keep on low carbing and testing. (Even if I do have to pay for my own kit ).o_O
     
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  19. Dutchman

    Dutchman Type 2 · Newbie

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    I've been diabetic since 1989 which suddenly started after a road traffic accident, I believe that the shock of the accident bought it on as before the accident I was fine .
     
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  20. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My husbands cousin witnessed a multuple murder when he was a boy and developed type 1 from the shock... this is what they were told by doctors too.
     
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