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Posted by Alan on June 30, 2000 at 18:46:11:

In Reply to: Re: Carbohydrates posted by Samantha on June 30, 2000 at 13:32:02:

: I wish I could make you understand fully that every piece of information my mother has clearly states that she MUST, and every other type 2 diabetic, must eat carbohydrates in large quantities. It mentions also protein and other thing to balance it out. I do not know if you are in the UK, where I am, but that is the information from the British Diabetic Association. Please take a look at their website and you will see for yourself. My mother did try to cut out carbs last week on your instruction but she felt bad, weak and very tired, going to carbs made her feel better. I just heard that carbs was bad but medical evidence shows otherwise. It has not been given to her lightly, this is the way things are. I think if people come to this board saying they have hypos and feel unwell then that is probably because they are not eating enough carbohydrates. Check it out with a doctor, do not just rely on the "advice" given on this board....no-one hear is medically trained to do that!!!

First off, I am not a medical professional. I am an Engineer. Further, I have learned to think for myself and not rely solely on what others tell me. A diet based on starches makes no sense for someone that can't process the bloodsugar that is created. More starches = higher bloodsugar = higher requirements for insulin. This makes no sense, period. I looked at their web site, and the meal plan recommended is the same one as the government here in the US recommends. With this diet here, obesity is at an all time high and the incidence of type II diabetes is at an all time high. This diet does not work. It sometimes makes me wonder if the large agricultural corporations (read the makers of grain-based processed carbohydrates) and the drug companies have such an influence over quasi-government agencies and doctors so as to insure that people are led down the wrong path just to increase their profits. Think people. Alan

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