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Diet

adrian1der

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
The general advice is to cut back a bit on your portions of carbohydrates. The body rapidly converts carbs into glucose. This is not just sweet, sugary things but includes starchy things like potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. If you need to loose some weight reducing carbs will help. In turn losing weight (if you need to) will help with your blood glucose levels. I don't know how active you are but even gentle exercise will help as well.

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What can I eat and cannot eat. I have just been diagnosed pre diabetic?
It covers food in the Learning Zone on the Diabetes UK website. There’s even menus. Welcome to the forum
 

Vonny

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
You may also like to take a look at the thread "What did you eat yesterday?" Loads of recipes and ideas!
 

Perfect10

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Relationship to Diabetes
At risk of diabetes
Generally cutting carbs and finding alternatives, e.g. cauliflower makes good mash and rice, celeriac makes good chips and also mash etc
There are lower carb breads in supermarkets too
 

Felinia

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi and welcome
As you are at risk of diabetes, a few simple tweaks to your eating habits should reduce your blood glucose. As mentioned, reducing carbs should help without going overboard. I reduce my portion sizes of carbs and bulk out my meals with lots of veggies. Instead of eating full sandwiches, I have salads, home made soups or open sandwiches with one slice of low carb bread piled high with salad. And at breakfast I mainly have poached egg with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes (no bread) or a half portion of porridge made with unsweetened almond milk and topped with blueberries or strawberries. When first diagnosed I reduced my HbA1c from 57 to 48 in 3 months by eating like this. I've been ill since which has played havoc, but that's a different story. Best wishes.
 

nonethewiser

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
What can I eat and cannot eat. I have just been diagnosed pre diabetic?

Wife was in same position as you, had gained weight as result of steroid use & lack of activity, went on diet & lost fair amount of weight which returned her bloods to normal & have been since.

Worth trying if weight is issue for you, look up Newcastle Diet for explanation how weight loss works to reverse diabetes.
 
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