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    Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

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    graham64
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    Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by graham64 on Mon Sep 14 2015, 22:32

    Diabetes UK recommends that people with diabetes should try to eat a healthy balanced diet, as depicted in the eatwell plate, and to include starchy foods at every meal. Steer clear of cutting out entire food groups. It is recommended that everyone with diabetes sees a registered dietitian for specific advice on their food choices. Your GP can refer you to a registered dietitian.

    Diabetes UK says there is some evidence which suggests that low-carb diets can lead to weight loss and improvements in blood glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes in the short term. However, it is unclear whether the diet is a safe and effective way to manage type 2 diabetes in the long term. 

    Weight loss from a low-carb diet may be because of a reduced intake of calories overall and not specifically as a result of eating less carbohydrate. There is also not enough evidence to support the use of low-carb diets in people with type 1 diabetes.

    Douglas Twenefour, Diabetes UK clinical adviser, says: “When considering a low-carbohydrate diet as an option, people with diabetes should be made aware of possible side effects such as the risk of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). We also advise that people with diabetes discuss the amount of carbohydrate to be restricted with their healthcare team.

    “The best way to manage diabetes is by taking prescribed medications and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes plenty of physical activity and a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, salt and sugar and rich in fruit and vegetables, without completely cutting out any particular food groups.”

    Read Diabetes UK's review of the evidence from 1998 to 2009 on low-carb diets and their conclusions.

    http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/the-truth-about-carbs.aspx

    Is it any wonder the drugs bill is going through the roof, I don't think these so called experts have ever seen the effects of the eatwell plate on the BGs of a T2.

    The comments aren't very complimentary either Mad


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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by Baruney on Tue Sep 15 2015, 10:07

    Hola @graham64

    It's the same old stuff hey.

    BTW love your nom de Guerre. Get you italiankitten. Grrrrrrrr error! rofl
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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by Eddie on Tue Sep 15 2015, 11:58

    DUK is a misinformation outfit they make a lot of noise about the ever growing diabetes epidemic, they never stop telling us about the grim repercussions uncontrolled diabetes brings, but they perpetuate the carnage. A half awake newbie with a BG meter learns very quickly the DUK dietary recommendations are ludicrous. The big question is how do they get away with the misinformation year after year. Could it be people don’t care, they know the information is deeply flawed, but do nothing and say nothing, mustn't rock the boat, don’t want to labelled a troublemaker.

    "An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in the town, led by Professor Alexis Jay, was established in 2013 for Rotherham Council. The inquiry's initial report, published on 26 August 2014, condemned the failure of the authorities in Rotherham to act effectively against the abuse and even, in some cases, to acknowledge that it was taking place. It conservatively estimated that 1,400 children had been sexually abused in the town between 1997 and 2013, predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani men. Abuses described by the report included abduction, rape, torture and sex trafficking of children." Wiki

    Much of this horror story was well known for years by social workers, council workers, the police and other authorities. This situation has gone on in other towns and cities for a very long time. It went on and I suspect it is still going on, because no one wanted to rock the boat, no one wanted to be labelled the trouble maker. This is the world we now live in, people see corruption, misinformation and lies all around them, and ignore it, they turn away, someone else can deal with that, not my problem, bound to be someone along soon with a bigmouth, who won’t let it go, let them take the flack.


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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by chris c on Tue Sep 15 2015, 18:51

    You can report ther comments as being offensive or unsuitable, pity you can't report the article itself.

    The only reason I'd ever see a dietician ever again is if I could eat her with fava beans and a fine chianti. All that fat would do me a power of good.
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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by graham64 on Tue Sep 15 2015, 21:24

    @Baruney wrote:Hola @graham64

    It's the same old stuff hey.

    BTW love your nom de Guerre. Get you italiankitten. Grrrrrrrr error! rofl

    Ciao @Baruney 

    By my nom de Guerre I presume you mean my sig and not my user name,  the reference to her that must be obeyed What a Face  at the other place was part of my sig when I was a member there as was my user name and avatar.


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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by Baruney on Tue Sep 15 2015, 21:51

    @graham64 wrote:
    @Baruney wrote:Hola @graham64

    It's the same old stuff hey.

    BTW love your nom de Guerre. Get you italiankitten. Grrrrrrrr error! rofl

    Ciao @Baruney 

    By my nom de Guerre I presume you mean my sig and not my user name,  the reference to her that must be obeyed What a Face  at the other place was part of my sig when I was a member there as was my user name and avatar.

    Hola @graham64

    Nope slight confusion, my fault, was a reference to your comment about the comments on the daily fail piece. One of them was by italiankitten and I just thought you were moonlighting under your weekend name. rofl

    Ah bless - leave her indoors alone. I'm sure she's a nice person really. rofl

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    Re: Should people with diabetes avoid carbs?

    Post by graham64 on Tue Sep 15 2015, 22:07

    @Baruney 

    Me the italiankitten  Shocked fraid not, I know she is a member at the other place though, but she could have been banned by she who must be obeyed  rip 

    Besides her posts were far to eloquent


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    Proving the LowCarb sceptics wrong for over nine years,

    Not all cherubs are Angels  Wink nor all diabetics Bonkers  Rolling Eyes

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