KEEP IT SIMPLE
As you will see this is a very simple web site, for us simple works.
diabetes can be a very
simple thing to achieve but for many this is not the case. The reason,
cretinopathy * When talking to fellow diabetics the word “confused” and
the term “conflicting information” comes into the conversation on many
occasions. We can understand this as so much information concerning
diabetes is incorrect. The dietary information offered to many newly
diagnosed diabetics is at best nonsense and at worst criminal. So often
the eat normally or consume starchy
every meal is advised.
Let us make it simple for you, a high carb. diet for most type 2
diabetics will harm you, or lead to an escalation in medication and for
over 25%, insulin within five years. For many type 1 diabetics the more
carbs. the more injected
the more insulin, the harder to achieve good control. High blood glucose levels and a correspondingly high
HbA1c will lead to diabetic
complications, not this year
or the next, but sooner or later almost all will succumb to diabetic
complications and an often early death. Would you treat an alcoholic
with more booze or a drug addict with more heroin, obviously not, so why
tell someone who has lost the ability to process high carbohydrate food
to continue to eat more, the answer is cretinopathy.
Many type 2 diabetics stay medication and complication free all their
long lives by modifying their diet and implementing a good exercise
regime. Many type 1 diabetics find that by adopting the correct diet and
exercise regime they can minimise medication and live a long and active
life. Check out
Dr. Richard Bernstein
for what can be achieved by the combination of diet, exercise and
minimal medication. As you will see keeping it simple works.
Now at this stage you may be thinking, if this can be so simple why do so
many diabetics get diabetes related complications and is this low
carbohydrate diet, a new concept, amazingly no. The health benefits of a
restricted carbohydrate diet have been around for a very long time. In
William Banting published a
small booklet called Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the
Public. By restricting carbohydrate consumption Banting improved his
health no end, the benefits for diabetics are enormous. If it works
don’t try to fix it, the correct food, regular exercise and minimal/no
meds. must be the way forward, keep it simple and control your diabetes.
Live a long and active life !
* Cretinopathy a common diabetes related condition where people who
should know better (Healthcare professionals and Diabetes charities) advise
diabetics to consume high carbohydrate/sugar food.