"I have joined the local gym and been doing treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine exercises in order to increase insulin sensitivity.
I thought it might also be a good idea to enquire about the council's Healthy Lifestyle Services - basically more exercise and better diet.
The first thing I explained was that I was T2 diabetic.
My better diet solution is apparently to each a balanced diet of 5 a day fruit and veg, 5-8 portions of starchy foods, 2-3 of protein, 2-3 of dairy, and 0-2 teaspoons of fat and sugar. I also need to get more fibre from cereals and eat regular snacks to maintain my blood sugar.
I have been speaking to someone offering health advice who does not know what diabetes is." Taken from here.
1. Most dietary, diabetes charities and organisations, have become corrupted by junk food companies and big pharma. Many high profile dietitians are in receipt of payment from at best dubious outfits. Check out some of the largest organisations advising Governments on diet, and what I call black OP's outfits are paying the bills and pulling the strings. So corrupt and tainted has the situation got in the US, a group of dietitians have broken away from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, our equivalent of the British Dietetic Association and formed Dietitians For Professional Integrity.
2. So many Doctors and dietitians have become so entrenched in what they like to call "evidenced based" science. It is now becoming clear, that much of the so called evidence has become out-dated, and never was based on true and honest science.
3. A great quote sums up the situation for many healthcare professionals “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair
Changes have to be made, and are being made. The number of informed and clear thinking Doctors, Scientists and Dietitians grows by the day, who have become converts to the low carb cause. Not only for their patients, but also for themselves. Money and corruption has played a big hand in the epidemics of obesity, and the often linked type two diabetes. Ironically, money, or more accurately the lack of money will end the madness. Health systems all over the world are being bankrupted by the aforementioned epidemics, the financial cost grows by the day. The cost in human misery, is incalculable.
My low carbohydrate, higher natural fats diet, is not approved by the majority of healthcare professionals. Which prompts another question. Do the majority of healthcare professionals, have the vaguest idea, what a low carb higher fat diet comprises of? The evidence suggests no.
The remainder of my food and a large percentage of my calories come from healthy fats. Remember fats have more than twice the calories per gram compared to protein and carbs, so no need to increase fats by a very large amount. Just replace the calories you require to cover the reduction of carbs. Remember there is no such thing as an essential carb. We must consume proteins and fats.