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Do you get confused by all the diet recommendations?

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Over the last few days I have downloaded some books on to my kindle about fat & diet issues & now am totally confused. I want to know that I am doing the right thing for my type 2 diabetes but there is so much conflicting advice. People have their own ideas which they want to project to the readers.

The Primal Blueprint book advocates going back to a caveman diet of fresh fruit, veg & organic meat-no cereals & grains as they have a deliterious effect on the body. Could I live without my porridge (oatmeal)? I DO know that if I have too many pulses they give me IBS symptoms. We are told by medics to follow one way of eating yet this book gives seemingly good arguments to follow the primal diet.

I am reading "What makes you fat?" at the moment & the author suggests that obesity is not caused by eating more than your body requires. He suggests that insulin & how the body reacts to it has a great part to play in it.

I suppose I should take what I learn from the books & adapt them to fit in with my lifestyle. I take Metformin but don't do home blood sugar tests so don't know how my blood sugar is affected by certain foods-my HBA1C is tested every 6 months at the GP's which gives me an average glucose reading.

Anyway I'm off to do some more reading-or should I say that confusion time awaits!!
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ARTJAC 4/2/2012 9:21PM

    I HAVE MY BLOOD TESTS EVERY 3 MONTHS I ONLY HAVE TO TEST ONCE A DAY SO FAR SO GOOD BUT IT IS VERY CONFUSING WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT DIET RECOMENDATIONS emoticon JACQUE

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SHIRLMIDD 4/2/2012 5:42PM

    I'm on Metformin 3 times a day now. Last HBA1C was slightly above normal so tablets increased then. No daily bloods done at all with me but I suppose it's just how well you are controlled as to whether they get you to do regular home tests.
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DOCHAS79 3/31/2012 8:30PM

    Just curious my Dr and most over here check AC1 every 3 months. And we check our own glucose 1-3 times a day just depends if your sugars are out of control or not. And they sent me to a nutritionist who went over all they whys and hows and what to eat. Also there is the american diabetes site on the net to help. I guess its different all over. Is your glucose out of control? With all the exercising you do I wouldnt guess it would be. It's a very confusing disease all way around. But we defiantly have it better than our grandparents day it pretty much was a death sentence back then I would think. Hang in there.

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