Giving nutritional advice has proven to be the most controversial area in diabetes management.

In the past patients have been given a prescription called a diabetic diet with many foods banned.

Well let’s get rid of this old wives tale and dispel the myth once and for all.
There is no evidence that the old fashioned diabetic diet which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat does you any good at all.
Having diabetes is about balance and understanding your lifestyle. There is good evidence that particular types of food choices are good for your diabetes control and protection against heart disease.

These include,
High fibre carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables, legumes and pulses and grains.
Low saturated animal fats such as meat butter, whole fat milk and cream.
Monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, fish oil, and omgega3.

There are many controversies including how much plain sugar does you harm if you have diabetes. A little appears to do no harm at all but this is a complex area and its well worth spending time with a qualified dietician who can tailor and advise you how to adapt your diet to fit in with your lifestyle, this is basically lifestyle therapy and not what you can or not eat.

Consider coming to talk to us or signing up to our nutritional assessment plan.

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