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Wrong advice ?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by janeislay, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. janeislay

    janeislay · Active Member

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    My older brother died last Wednesday, of a heart attack at 71. He'd been on statins for many years and 4 x metformin for Type 2.

    He was in sheltered housing because of a very low IQ and I was asking his carer for more details.

    She said his blood sugar was always a little bit up after the weekend, after eating cakes - around 8.5 or 9 - but that on this morning he'd had his usual breakfast of two weetabix and some bread and butter.

    He had been advised that he must eat plenty of carboyhydrates with his diabetes.

    This makes me so so cross - can't have cake at the weekend yet has to base his diet on carbohydrates - just what IS the NHS doing ?

    Silly question; of course it's trying to get us to take as many drugs as possible.
  2. smidge

    smidge LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jane!

    I'm very sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose someone you love whatever the circumstances. Try not to focus too much on the NHS food advice right now - it'll just make you feel angry. You need time to grieve and think about your brother's life.

    All the best

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