Diet for Diabetes

We’re in the middle of Diabetes Week, and to draw attention to the role diet for diabetes, particularly in the management of Type 2 Diabetes, we’d like to introduce two of our lovely clients.

Most treatments for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) treat the symptoms rather than the cause. T2D is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, where the body does not efficiently respond to the blood glucose-lowering effects of insulin. It makes sense, then, that treatment would include reducing dietary carbohydrate intake. This is what our clients have done.

Now for their stories:

Carina reversed her diagnosis of pre-diabetes without medication, and has lost 15kg so far.

I had been told by doctors on two occasions that I was pre-diabetic and things needed to change. However I did not take this seriously until the third time, in November 2016!

The doctor informed me if I didn’t take my results seriously I would end up being diabetic and needing to be medicated. I did not want to go down that path so I contacted a coach, explained my health problems, and away we went from there.

So in February it was off to the doctor again to see if I had managed to reverse my results from November. I am happy to say I did reverse my result and was back down to what they described as a healthy range for my blood sugar levels and was no longer in danger of becoming diabetic and taking medication for the rest of my life.

I am still following the program and with the 15kg weight loss and still going! I know my health has benefited and that I need to ensure this is a total change of lifestyle to avoid these results again in the future.

Lynn lost 31kg, got off insulin medication, and reduced other diabetes medications.

I had been on insulin for 15 years and was having 35 units of Insulin in the morning and 28 units at night.

I have lost 31 Kg and have been off Insulin for over 6 months and last month had my other diabetic meds cut back. I am also able to go for walks and play indoor bowls again.

I feel great.

dietflex works in conjunction with the doctor of each T2D client so that lifestyle and medical considerations are met. It’s the best of both worlds.

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