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food intolerances and diabetes
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I am looking for some advice on my diet. I have an intolerance to gluten/ wholemeal foods, but I know that it is a good source to getting my carbs. Does anyone have ideas for good alternatives?
Gluten is found in the carb foods that digest to glucose & are stored as fat. They are therefore bad for diabetics - whatever Diabetes UK may say in their literature & Balance magazine. A low carb, increased fat diet should resolve your gluten intolerance.
Powdered nuts can be used in place of flour & cereals.
This is my experience:
I've been diagnosed T2D for 16 years.I subscribed to “Balance” soon after, so my experience of DUK & its dietary recommendations goes back a long time also.
I haven't seen a significant change in the DUK printed information, which I consider to be unhelpful in the control of diabetes.
At diagnosis I was given the complex carbohydrate, low fat/sugar/salt diet that is still currently recommended. Also I was warned of all the expected complications, & told that diabetes was progressive however well I complied with the diet – which newly diagnosed patients are still being told.
Some complications were rapidly evident – extreme tiredness – while the peripheral neuropathy I was diagnosed with took just 8 years to become crippling. Beginning of retinopathy & reduced kidney function were also happening.
My active life was over. Getting out of bed took 5 minutes.
Advice from a T1 contributor to the diabetes.co.uk/forum led me to give up all obvious carbohydrates, & my health improved rapidly. THREE months & I was out of pain & playing tennis again. A further 8 years of LCHF & I am still fit & well, free from complications, & playing tennis at club standard at 77.
My HbA1c is 6.6%.
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