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14 Mar 2007

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Dear diet doc
I am 43 year old female and have been diagnosed with borderline type 2 diabetes.need to lose weight and start to exercise.Have been given a prescription for Xenical which I cannot afford.Is there a diet plan that I can follow.I am also hyperthyroid and now have high blood pressure too.



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LB
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear LB
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 bp, 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'. 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.
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DietDoc
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