Diabetic diet, just been diagnosed

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  1. Wildbill

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    Well been pondering all day whether to post this have ben diagnosed with diabetes seem like there are a few life stile changes abut to happen.
    A lot of don't eat this don't drink this things in moderation
    will just let it pan out and see what they say
    bill
     
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    I'm no expert here Bill but I think the modern diet compared to the post war diet has a lot of blame attached to it, what do you reckon?
     
  3. Wildbill

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    I recon my bad lifestyle is to blame more than any thing drank to much working away from home
    not eating properly when working
    bill
     
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    Reading labels is a good idea, the sugar in some things is astronomical. A good way is, I fit tastes nice and you like it, it's not good for you. :LOL::LOL:
    Welcome to the club.:(
     
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    Need to post in the group Bill? You will get lots of help and advice. Above all don't panic! Stress the worse thing:)

    One of our most knowledgeable members is @sedge

    Stay away from processed foods, eat fresh, cut down on the carbs and its manageable...
     
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    Yes that would do it. I've stopped drinking altogether and eating plenty of veg. Not losing a massive amount of weight but doc's happy with my stats.
     
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    @HappyBrewer don't let it "pan out". I WAS diagnosed with diabetes too. Gave up anything sugary, including trying to get all my 5 a day in fruit and cut down on alcohol. especially dark spirits. Exercising a bit more and I lost about 4 atone in weight and my HbA1C readings are well within acceptable limits now. Don't let this take over your life, but a few small changes makes a huge difference. I have now had the label of Diabetic removed from my medical records, but as you will never loose this altogether, it has been replace by Glucose intolerant.
     
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    what group ?
     
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    Very sorry to hear that Bill. I guess it is type 2 diabetes so it can be controlled by diet? Going to be bad news for the home brewing I fear.
     
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    looks that way :(
     
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    The Diabetes group :)
     
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    Type 2 is manageable Bill.
    My dear old mum had it for years and years and managed perfectly well, driving into her 80's...... and she was a bugger for cakes !.. Got into her 90's and was as bright as a bee !
    Diet and control will see you sorted, stay strong and good luck.
     
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    Sad for you Bill but hope diet etc keeps you ok
     
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    I think cutting out 15 cups of coffee with two sugar's a day will help I think
     
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    :roflmto: well it's a start
     
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    Sorry to hear this, give yourself time to get your head round it. In the end it doesn't have to be too horrible, there's always meat and veg.
     
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    thing that get's me is I eat healthy loads of vege meet fruit
    bill
     
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    My dad has dementia, brought on by diabetes (and his lack of desire to control it :(). When they diagnosed me with it last Xmas I wasn't happy BUT I felt that if they keep more of an eye on me and reduce the chances of me getting dementia, then I would happily pay any increased health insurance premiums. I informed NationWide, who provide the insurance as part of the current account, and they said "no increase if you're not on tablets". Similarly the car insurance also stayed the same :).

    I cut down on fruit and breakfast cereal a BIT, tried to walk 3miles per day (£2.50 pedometer from Argos), no cakes/jam/etc and within 6months I'd lost 2stones and my blood sugar levels were below the "diabetes" level. Now I'm not walking so much, my weight has gone up a few pounds, I'm eating more or less "normally" and I'm happy to wait and see what the next set of blood tests reveal.

    Hope things work out OK for you - Gordon (y)
     
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    That's thirty teaspoons of sugar you can out straight away. Giving up sugar in tea and coffee was the easiest 'give up' of them all. After a few weeks you will soon not miss it and very soon after you will be rejecting any tea or coffee with added sugar as undrinkable, then simply take it out of your diet completely. We hardly use any month after month.
     
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