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A health-focused blog that makes sense of science, and offers accurate, trustworthy and practical advice about all aspects of healthy living. If you’re reading this blog post on 5th March 2012, there’s a good chance you came to it as a result of listening to discussion on BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘You and Yours’ about the most appropriate diet for those suffering from diabetes. Diabetes is a condition characterised by raised levels of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream.
When blood sugar levels are raised, there’s increased risk of glucose attaching to and damaging tissues.
The GI is a quantification of the speed and extent to which a food releases sugar into the bloodstream. Table sugar (that some people use on their cereal, add to tea or coffee and use in baking) is made of sucrose, which is half glucose and half fructose. Just bear these things in mind when consider that boiled and mashed potato have GIs that averages about 55 and 70 respectively. Over in the ‘low-GI’ column we have Special K and Sultana Bran, yet both of these cereals have GIs of about 70 (Special K’s GI varies according to country but averages out at about 70). However, including starchy (and sometimes sugary) foods such as these in the diet will likely worsen blood sugar control (compared to a diet lower or devoid of these foods), thereby increasing the need for medication and enhancing risk of complications. It should also be pointed out that, overall, low-carbohydrate diets are significantly more effective than higher carbohydrate, lower-fat diets for weight loss (the evidence is comprehensively reviewed in my latest book Escape the Diet Trap). Low-carbohydrate eating is not a magic pill, but in practice countless individuals have found it to be highly effective for controlling blood sugar levels and improving markers for disease. The usual accusation that such diets are high in fat, including ‘saturated’ fat that can cause heart disease (that diabetics are prone to). This issue is a moot point, because there really is no evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease anyway. One such review conducted by researchers from McMaster University in Canada found that epidemiological evidence simply does not support a link between saturated fat and heart disease [7]. Yet another comprehensive review of the relevant literature was performed as part of an ‘Expert Consultation’ held jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the US [9]. The most recent review of the evidence was a 2011 meta-analysis, in which the results of 48 studies were pooled together [10]. Actually, insoluble fibre can be irritant to the gut, and provoke symptoms such as bloating and discomfort. The idea that insoluble fibre helps prevent colon cancer is not supported by the research, either. The authors of a recent review concluded that “…there does not seem to be much use for fiber in colorectal diseases”, adding that their desire was to “emphasize that what we have all been made to believe about fiber needs a second look.
On 2nd March I had an email from someone telling me that he’d recently been approached by people in the street asking for donations to Diabetes UK. How accurate are Professor Collins’ claims about the rates of muscle problems with statins?
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You are exactly right, I cant understand why diabetes UK and the NHS need to cling onto the starchy carbs mantra. If you need carbs which you quite rightly said you dont you can get them from fibrous veg, like broccoli, cabbage sprouts and cauliflower. Do you have a pack of information that could be sent to schools, to the food technology departments (and the examination boards and curricula setters) and to inform their school dinners? Very interesting discussion on Radio 4 today – just shows how the standard of teaching of human biology and nutrition in schools needs improving.
Dr Briffa, would you then advise somebody with type 2 diabetes to cut out carbohydrates ( i mean starchy foods) all at once, or gradually? I was listening to the You & Yours programme this morning in the car and actually pulled over to concentrate on everything that was being said.
It stinks that the big food companies get to manipulate the information that is given to the public especially when it is harming patients and the health of the nation. The medical literature is full of studies that show a low-carb diet is an excellent strategy for reducing insulin spikes and controlling diabetic symptoms. Diabetic friends of mine have been told to cut the sugar but have not been advised that carbohydrate can also raise blood sugar. I am a low-carbing type 2 who has knocked 3 points of his hba1c in just 6 weeks and lost plenty of weight in to the bargain. Athletes have nutritionists brought up on conventional wisdom and that isn’t always the best!
Of the women who develop GDM during pregnancy, about 70% can control their blood glucose by making changes to their diet and increasing their exercise, about 30% of women with GDM will require insulin. After pregnancy GDM goes away in about 80% of women, the other 20% of women will continue to have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Women who develop GDM have a very high risk of developing permanent diabetes in their lifetime.
If you previously had GDM you may have developed diabetes before your next pregnancy so have your blood glucose levels checked and plan a visit with your GP or your local diabetes team to discuss this before becoming pregnant.
Pay attention to serving sizes - choose smaller portions and add plenty of vegetables, salad and fruit. Use low-fat varieties of milk, yoghurt and cheese - choose milk and yoghurt more often than cheese. Include lean meat, poultry and fish (oily is best) daily, and remember that peas, beans and lentils are good alternatives.
Use polyunsaturated and monounsaturated spreads and oils sparingly - reduced-fat spreads are best.
Healthy eating can be enjoyed without foods like confectionery, savoury snacks, and biscuits - these foods are rich in calories, fat, sugar and salt and need to be limited. Vitamin D is needed for strong healthy bones and may protect against heart disease and cancer. Your visits to the clinic will be every 2 -4 weeks until 36 weeks gestation and from then on every week until delivery. There may be more frequent ultra sound scans required for examination of fetal growth, in case your baby is growing too large or not growing enough or if you have high blood pressure. Almost 70% of women with GDM will be able to control their blood glucose by diet and exercise only. If you require insulin treatment, the dose of insulin increases as your pregnancy progresses and insulin adjustments will be made frequently in conjunction with your diabetes team, to maintain your blood glucose strictly within target. Your doctor and diabetes nurse may ask you to check your blood glucose levels at home with a testing meter called a glucometer. It is important that these foods are eaten in the same quantity and at regular times throughout the day. Sugar in Medication: Some medicines like those for heartburn and constipation contain sugar. Avoid cod liver oil supplements, and vitamin and mineral supplements which contain vitamin A. It is recommended that pregnant women should limit their caffeine intake to less than 200mg a day. Avoid shark, swordfish, marlin, tilefish, ray and King mackerel as they may contain high levels of mercury. If you are ill, particularly if you have a temperature, your blood glucose level will rise even if you do not eat. Test your blood glucose level regularly as directed by your doctor and diabetes nurse specialist and adjust your food intake and insulin levels as advised.

Make sure family and friends close to you recognise an episode of hypoglycaemia and know how to help you.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition where the mother develops very high blood pressure, protein in the urine and fluid retention. Polyhydramnios occurs when you retain more amniotic fluid (the liquid in which your baby floats throughout pregnancy) than normal. Your labour and delivery will be closely monitored due to your gestational diabetes.The best time and way to deliver your baby will be discussed with you close to the time, with the decision being based on aspects of your baby's health, your diabetes control, blood pressure and any previous deliveries. If it is recommended that your labour is induced you will be allowed eat and drink as normal with close monitoring of your blood glucose levels. If your delivery is to be a planned caesarean section you will be asked to fast from the night before and a glucose and insulin drip will be started before you go in to theatre. Babies born to mothers with well controlled GDM should have no more problems then those born to mothers without diabetes. Early breastfeeding, within the first hour of delivery is recommended to help prevent low blood glucose levels in the baby. Your diet may need to be altered as your energy requirements will increase when you are breastfeeding.
You should eat before breastfeeding, and keep a snack close by in case the feeding is prolonged.
If your baby is found to have low blood glucose levels, it may be necessary to supplement breast feeds with expressed breast milk and formula milk if recommended by your paediatrician; this may only be for a short time.
Generally your experience of childbirth will be the same as for any new mother, however the doctors will take some extra steps in monitoring both you and baby due to your diabetes.
After the delivery of your placenta, your insulin will be stopped and in most cases the problem of GDM will go away following delivery.
Your blood glucose will be checked regularly after delivery for the first 24 hours and you will resume a normal diet. Babies born to mothers with well controlled GDM during their pregnancy should have no more problems then those born to mothers without diabetes.
Early breastfeeding, within the first hour of delivery is recommended to help prevent low blood glucose levels in your baby. Because you had gestational diabetes, you are at an increased risk of this occurring again in any future pregnancy. Arrangements will be made for you to have a postnatal oral glucose test at approximately 6-12 weeks after delivery to determine whether you do or do not have diabetes outside of pregnancy. Now you can balance calories to stabilize blood sugar levels and simultaneously increase the release of satiety hormones from the gut that tell the brain to stop eating. Although our warehouse is fully air-conditioned, these more fragile items are put in cold storage (freezer or refrigeration unit) for maximum freshness. While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat & cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease.
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Type 1 diabetes: caused by a failure of the body (actually, the pancreas) to secrete insulin – the chief hormone in the body responsible for keeping blood sugar levels in check. Type 2 diabetes: here there is often a lot of insulin in the body, but the problem is the body has become somewhat unresponsive to the effects of this hormone (insulin resistance). This can lead to complications such as eye disease and blindness, heart disease, kidney disease and poor circulation and nerve damage in the legs which may lead to amputation. When we eat starch we digest it down into sugar and then absorb this sugar into the bloodstream from the gut. However, rather oddly, brown rice gets a ‘high’ rating, though its GI is about 45, while say Shredded Wheat is rated as ‘medium’ while its GI is 83.
In fact, Diabetes UK gives special mention to these named foods in its breakfast recommendations. In amongst a whole raft of food and diet companies, you’ll see ‘Kelloggs’ (who make Sultana Bran and Special K) and ‘Shredded Wheat’. One study, for instance, found that a low-carbohydrate diet over 6 months allowed more than 95 per cent of type 2 diabetes to reduce or eliminate their medication entirely [2].
I’ve known many type 2 diabetic use this approach to return to a state where tests essentially show no evidence of diabetes. Actually, there is good evidence that when carbohydrate is cut from the diet, while the percentage of fat increases in the diet, the absolute amount of fat in the diet stays about the same (in other words, those switching to low-carb eating don’t generally eat more fat as a result) [3-6].
There have been several recent major reviews of the evidence regarding role that saturated fat, or fat in general, has in heart disease.
Another recent study out of Oakland Research Institute in California, USA [8] – this one, a meta-analysis (adding together of several similar studies) found saturated fat consumption has no links with heart disease risk.
Again, no association was found between saturated fat and heart disease. This review also included a meta-analysis of intervention studies in which the effects of low-fat diets (these usually target saturated fat specifically) were assessed.
This is said to provide bulk to our stools, and help prevent constipation and colon cancer.
On the other hand, the other main form of fibre – ‘soluble’ fibre – tends to improve bowel symptoms such as constipation and abdominal discomfort [11]. For example, studies show supplementing the diet with fibre does not reduce the risk of cancerous tumours or pre-cancerous lesions [12-14].
We often choose to believe a lie, as a lie repeated often enough by enough people becomes accepted as the truth”  [15]. Nothing odd about that, except that they, apparently, were using Krispy Kreme doughnuts as an inducement. Alberts DS, et al. Lack of effect of a high-fiber cereal supplement on the recurrence of colorectal adenomas. I suspect many people do not realise digestion causes carbohydrates to be broken down to glucose.
They seem to believe that carbohydrate is different to sugar and look at me blankly when I tell them that ultimately it is the same.
I spend every day trying to keep my blood sugar stable and it became clear to me many years ago that the best method was by minimising my carbohydrate intake which would keep my insulin requirements low too.
It became clear to me many years ago that the best method was by minimising my carbohydrate intake which would keep my insulin requirements low too.
I was not impressed by the Diabetes UK speaker who didn’t seem to know the difference between hypo- and hyperglycaemia. The advice being given by many health care professionals is damaging the health and outlooks for thousands of type 2 diabetics. I challenged DUK last year on this subject and got a similar response to the broadcast, although the person who replied did admit that Carb portion control was important. Gentle exercise is important especially if you have problems with high blood pressure, with your eyes, kidneys or heart or nerve damage. Your diet should be low in fat, low in sugar and salt, rich in wholegrains, fruits, vegetables and calcium. Protein is found in meat, chicken, fish, eggs, peas, beans, lentils, tofu, nuts and cheese and will not turn to sugar when you eat them. Starches: bread, cereal, grains, rice, potatoes, yams, corn, peas, beans (baked beans, kidney beans, chickpeas). A portion of fruit is either one very small piece of fruit or half of a large piece of fruit. You may need to limit the amount of carbohydrate you take at breakfast and you must avoid added sugars. Smaller portions of carbohydrates eaten more often can keep your blood glucose levels steady and prevent over-eating.
Pregnancy will put extra stress on your heart and lungs so it is best not to begin with a hard exercise programme. You will be encouraged to be involved with the changing of your insulin dose as pregnancy proceeds. Some women find eating a dry biscuit or a glass of milk before getting up in the morning can help to prevent the nausea. This can happen when your diabetes control is not good and can cause pre mature labour (onset of labour before the baby is fully developed).This condition can be improved by tighter blood glucose control in the mother. If you have required insulin in your pregnancy, you will need insulin support throughout active labour and delivery to ensure stable blood glucose levels. Insulin will be given as required and once labour is established a glucose and an insulin drip will be started with your blood glucose being measured frequently.
Sometimes babies need to be admitted to the special care baby unit for blood glucose control because they can develop low blood glucose in the first few days.
Breast feeding is recommended in women with Gestational Diabetes, with research showing that breastfed babies are less likely to develop diabetes and obesity in the future. Sometimes babies will need to be admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit, usually for help with blood glucose control because babies can develop low blood glucose levels in the first few days of life. Breast feeding is recommended in women with GDM, with research showing that breastfed babies are less likely to develop diabetes and obesity in the future. Evidence in Ireland suggests that children and adults have low levels of vitamin D; all babies are advised to be given a D3 supplement with no other vitamins added to it.
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While some food items can enhance iron absorption, some can inhibit or interfere iron absorption. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I strongly object to this on the grounds that this approach is unscientific, counter-intuitive, and likely to worse blod sugar control and increase the risk of complications. Sometimes, type 2 diabetics can have difficulty secreting enough insulin as a result of what is sometimes termed ‘pancreatic exhaustion’.
Especially try to include those that are more slowly absorbed (have a lower glycaemic index) as these won’t affect your blood glucose levels as much. While it’s often said that ‘complex carbohydrates’ give a ‘slow, steady’ release of sugar into the bloodstream, this is generally not the case at all. In the GI scale, pure glucose is given a value of 100, and then other foods are compared to it. Could this explain why there highly disruptive foods get special mention from Diabetes UK and make their way into the ‘low-GI’ category even though they are anything but?
Lower fat diets were not found to reduce the risk of either heart attack or risk of death due to heart disease. Soluble fibre is found abundantly in natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. His enquiries reveal that Diabetes UK sanctions this approach and discourages the elimination of any food group from the diet.
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Intake of supplemental and total fiber and risk of colorectal adenoma recurrence in the wheat bran fiber trial.
I wanted to hear the Diabetes UK lady say they would bring you onto their panel of medical advisers and between you you can arrive at a SINGLE OPINION based on the SAME EVIDENCE. I believe that a low carb diet should be recommended not just for diabetics, but for everyone.
Gestational diabetes affects 12% of women, with the numbers developing this condition increasing alongside obesity levels.
Choose activities that you enjoy such as walking or swimming that you can make part of your daily routine.
Good control of diabetes during pregnancy combined with good antenatal care is known to reduce the risks for babies born to mothers with GDM and also reduce the risks for mothers. A specialised blood test known as HbA1c, which can assess how well blood glucose levels are being controlled in a person with diabetes, will be taken periodically to monitor your blood glucose control. Choose exercises that you will enjoy such as walking or swimming and always discuss your exercise plan with your doctor who will advise you the type of exercise plan best suited for you.
Insulin type and doses to achieve the best possible glucose control will be discussed with you and closely monitored by your physician and diabetes nurse specialist. Your blood glucose level is more difficult to control when you are ill and the staff will be able to advise you.
If this occurs you will be admitted to hospital and given drugs to control your blood pressure.
Sometimes babies of mothers with diabetes will have low blood glucose and it is recommended to breastfeed them as soon as possible after the birth and to feed frequently.
This will be managed, if possible, by increasing the feeds the baby receives but sometimes a glucose drip is needed for a short period. Breastfeeding may also help to reduce the onset of Type 2 diabetes in mothers in the future.
Where possible this is managed by increasing the feeds your baby receives, but sometimes a glucose drip is needed. It also helps keep the mothers glucose levels under control, and it allows your body use up some extra calories that were stored during pregnancy.
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Since I seem to be sensitive to grains ( too much will make me retain fluid) I limit myself to having this as a treat only once or twice a week, tops. Avoid pairing these iron-inhibiting foods when you're eating iron-rich foods in the same meal. I wrote this article ahead of time, because I know how challenging it can be to get all the most important facts out when time is short.
The condition generally develops in adulthood (though it’s increasingly being diagnosed in children). Better choices include: pasta, basmati or easy cook rice, grainy breads such as granary, pumpernickel and rye, new potatoes, sweet potato and yam, porridge oats, All-Bran and natural muesli. We can see from this that many of the foods Diabetes UK recommend for diabetics are about as disruptive for blood sugar as eating sugar itself. Surely the fact that you are expressing such a convincing alternative view would make Diabetes UK want to drill down into the detail of what you are saying and either 1) change their minds or 2) convince you their way is the way to go? The western diet is filled with carbohydrates which started when we first became farmers and our bodies have not been able to adapt in this relatively short time. Changing to a low to moderate carb diet has now got my blood sugars back to nearly those of a non diabetic person within 3 months and I’ve lost over two stone in weight.
Up to today i am 3st lighter and my recorded HbA1c are down in the 6`s which i know isnt the best it could be but i was up in the double figuers at one point. With GDM you will need to have hospital antenatal care to meet the needs of your pregnancy and diabetes. The most usual way is to take 3 injections of rapid acting insulin given by a pen before breakfast, lunch and evening meal, combined with an injection of long lasting insulin taken at bedtime. If your postnatal oral glucose test is normal, you should make sure to always have an annual check of your blood glucose levels with your GP. Blended with a careful balance of protein, complex carbohydrates and essential fats for improved blood sugar control, Zone Cereal has one of the lowest glycemic ratings of any product we’ve ever tested. This article is an attempt to get down what I believe to be the salient points, with some references to the science where relevant. The high fibre varieties of starchy foods will also help to maintain the health of your digestive system and prevent problems such as constipation. What sort of a message does using doughnuts to induce people to donate to Diabetes UK send out? We are designed for mostly meat eating with the addition of a few berries, nuts and leafy vegetables and the odd root. I know I’m not cured as I cannot eat a normal amount of carbs but I feel great and back in control of my life for the first time in over two years. Remember physical activity affects blood glucose levels so always check your blood glucose after any activity. As such, these products will reflect a higher Shipping Weight compared to the unprotected product.
Sadly, in my view, it’s a message that is consistent with the wrong-headed and potentially dangerous dietary advice that this charity dishes out generally.
Even fruit has been developed to be as juicy as sweet as we can make it and fruit has the same capacity to raise my blood sugar as chocolate and similarly quickly. Even fruit has been developed to be as sweet as it can be and as a result, it has the capacity to raise my blood sugar as quickly as chocolate so I simply don’t eat it.
Sadly it much easier for DUK and others to listen to the might of the vested interests of the food companies than the experience of many 1000s of actual sufferers. Seems to be Diabetes UK and the NHS is just stuck in 40 year old dogma rather than using research done in the 21st century. I find that any carbohydrate will raise my blood sugar rapidly irrespective of what type of carbohydrate it is. Look at the piles of pasta consumed by athletes – and they have the best nutritional advice available.
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