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Any one struggling with type 2 9 months 1 week ago #3788115

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Have been type 2 Diabetic for a number of years and have been looking at my diet and changing the type of foods I eat, in order to get my weight down and keep it down. It's not really about losing the weight, it's more about keeping it off as your weight comes down. Have done the usual thing of doing web searches, what videos on YouTube and reading books and having some recipe books etc., which have all helped. The other thing that needs to be considered when it comes to the meals being eaten is the portion sizes. That is what has given me the most success in keeping the weight off. Whatever foods you end up eating, reducing the amount of carbohydrate in you diet is paramount. It is not practical to totally eliminate carbohydrates from the diet, but the more fibre or roughage you can add into your diet, then this slows down the rate at which your body absorbs the carbohydrate, so you can reduce the rate of sugar going into the blood, so you get a lower blood sugar spike.
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Any one struggling with type 2 3 months 3 weeks ago #3856765

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Now it is getting into the cold part of the year, it is tempting to have some more comfort food. I do partake, but am careful to ensure that my weight does not go up over time. So far still winning the battle, though the downward trend has slowed down somewhat, but it is still downward .

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Any one struggling with type 2 3 months 2 weeks ago #3856772

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Like yourself I have suffered type 2 for a number of years due to a serious heart infection some years ago.
A high fibre high protein diet works for me but I am on a single dose insulin injection each day now and have been for a while.Overall my sugar levels are pretty good..the odd hypo or hyper at times but there’s usually a reason behind those...
My weight is fairly consistent, so things are going ok…for now!

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Any one struggling with type 2 2 months 3 weeks ago #3866351

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At the moment my portion control is still working well and although it is very slow, I am still loosing weight. Starting to feel better and seem to be sleeping for longer as well .

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Any one struggling with type 2 2 months 3 weeks ago #3866424

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Diabetes is a progressive disease so it gets harder the longer you have it. Only answer I have found is low carb combined with intermittent fasting. Most of us are carb addicts so you have to gradually push first food of the day from 8 am to 10am to 12 am etc until you get to fasting 16 hours and eating 8 hours. You don't need special soups and shakes but intermittent fasting doesn't make anyone rich so they make you think you need them. Sadly most doctors don't understand diabetes because it's a food disease and pharma wants to keep you on drugs forever. and the less you know the better for them.

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