Blood test from GP. He has high blood pressure as well. No medication, he wants to try with lifestyle changes... through dieting & exercise.
Hiya @Being positive - I'm doing just that - the food diary is an excellent starting point. Has your OH been given any advice from GP? There's quite a bit of variation in NHS guidance and support vs lived experience and needs!Hello my husband just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
They give this website (diabetes.org.uk) link & said will follow up his progress after 6 months .
A food diary is simply a log (an honest one) of everything that he eats in a day. 51 is just within the diabetes range, so hopefully a few tweaks are all that is required. Pay special attention to the amount of carbs (not just sugar) in each meal as this is what is affecting his blood sugar levels. So, if he eats a lot of pasta or chips for example, is the amount he's eating above the recommended portion size - consider reducing the amount.They give this website (diabetes.org.uk) link & said will follow up his progress after 6 months .
Would you mind to share your food diary please. So that I can have some idea. Thank you he loves sweet, don’t know what to do with his sweet cravings ..
I think this is entirely up to you and what you want to do. An average western adult eats around 200-300g carbs per day (or thereabouts). Your brain uses the sugars from around 130g carbs a day to function. If it can't get the sugars from carbs, it will take them from proteins you eat or that are stored in your body. Low carb is therefore defined at being under 130g carbs per day.Hi I joined in March after being diagnosed with type 2 , I don’t take any meds just need to lose 4 stone , I’m beginning to understand the illness having bought 3 books on the subject , type 2 first year, carbs and cals, Michael Mosely 800 diet , but nowhere can I see what amount of cals, carbs I need and after suffering with constipation and thank you to those who have helped me with that side of things , but what numbers am I aiming at on a daily basis ?