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04 Aug 2008

Diabetic menus/lifestyle
I am a Type 2 diabetic on medication and would like to receive easy and simple menu for my lifestyle. Also, tasty dessert recipes if possible.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Eva
It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your diabetes, medications and other conditions such as overweight and raised blood lipid levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. You can purchase the cookbook "South African Cookbook for Diabetes and Insulin Resistance" by Hilda Lategan a great help for low-GI recipes. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: mwhildal@mweb.co.za . Also keep in mind that regular daily aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day, is one of the most powerful ways of reducing weight and lowering raised blood sugar levels.
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DietDoc
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DietDoc
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