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26 Nov 2004

Diabetis, High Insulin
I have been diagnosed about two weeks ago with diabetis II with a high insulin level of 15. I have been with Weigh-less from October and sometimes I lose 0.2kg per week when I really tried very hard to stick to the diet. But now with the diabetis II I seem to struggle ever more to drop the kilo's. I printed the GI table and ate only the low GI foods for two weeks. When I weiged in on Monday I picked up 1.2Kg. I am very depressed about this. What should I do???
Follow the Weigh-less eting plan or keep to the low GI plan????
Please help!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lyn
I trust that the dr has prescribed suitable medication for your diabetes? 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. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, 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 in foods with a low glycaemic index and a low fat content. Click on 'Diet' and ' ‘Food as Medicine' and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes' to obtain more information about your condition. Ask your doctor what type of exercise you are allowed to do and get more active, e.g. start going for brisk walks for about 30 min every day, BUT only if your doctor gives permission.
Best regards
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