Diet idea for diabetes type 2

By thiruvelan Latest Reply 2013-09-23 12:04:29 -0500
Started 2013-09-20 21:44:12 -0500

Every newly diagnosed diabetes will have a question, what, how much, when to eat to normalize their blood glucose (sugar).

In the other side, there is ever continuing controversial debate (or clinical studies) over low carb versus low fat diet for diabetes type 2. One study says low carb is best, another on says low carb diet will impair your brain function. Another one saying low carb only produce temporary benifits; however, it is dangerous in long term.

Additionally, even leading diabetes organizations message is so dilute as well as confusing regarding dieting. As a experience type 2 diabetes, please share your experiences and ideas.

2 replies

Nick1962 2013-09-23 12:04:29 -0500 Report

I'm on a low carb diet and pay no attention to fats. It's not the dangerous type low carb diet and so far the only way it could be temporary is if I went back to overeating.
I stopped taking any and all supplements except for a single daily multi-vitamin and my bloodwork improves with every 6-month doctor visit I have. I have stopped taking fish oil and my blood pressure has improved as well as my cholesterol. If i can get my good cholesterol up just one more point, I will be "textbook normal" across the board.

thiruvelan 2013-09-21 23:12:13 -0500 Report

In a study that involved 61 patients, the Swedish scientists concluded that high-fat, low-carb foods had a better effect on blood sugar and blood lipids than foods in traditional low-fat diets. Their findings run counter to an almost 60-year-old theory that says dietary fat is the major culprit in the development of cardiovascular disease-a disease that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing.

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