So often at diagnosis, a diabetic is advised to eat normally, or base their diet on starchy carbohydrates, this is totally ludicrous. That diet was recommended to us, by our healthcare teams, and is the type of diet promoted by DUK, the largest diabetes charity in the UK. After trying the recommended diet, and trying to control our blood glucose, we started to become concerned. Through basic research, we quickly learned that high blood glucose numbers are dangerous. We decided it was time to look harder for an alternative, an alternative to the eat starchy foods with every meal advice. An alternative to chasing highly elevated blood glucose numbers, with ever increasing medication. We discovered low carb.
A low carbohydrate diet, has given us many health benefits. Safe blood glucose numbers, stable weight reduction when required, vastly improved lipids, reduced blood pressure. In short, it has totally transformed our lives and outlook. We truly believe a reduced or low carbohydrate diet will benefit all diabetics. Try the diet for seven days, watch your blood glucose levels fall, very often dramatically, and you will prove to yourself, diabetes does not have to be progressive. You have nothing to lose, and so very much to gain.
The best of luck and health to you and yours.