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I have Type 2 Diabetes – what can I eat?

People diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes can often feel daunted by more medical appointments, new medication and the requirement to stop smoking, be active and eat a healthy diet – but what exactly can you eat when you receive this diagnosis?

Diabetes UK has found that the new information and lifestyle changes can easily overwhelm people, so they’ve developed a guide to what you can eat when diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

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3 Responses to I have Type 2 Diabetes – what can I eat?

  1. Glenys Francis says:

    At least 20 years after first diagnosis, my husband recently had the opportunity to use a blood glucose monitoring device which checked his levels every 5 minutes (24/7). The device is attached (painlessly) to the body and a scanner is used to check levels as often as one wishes but certainly before and after meals for a period of 2 weeks. The amount of information that is collected provides a real “eye-opener” as we learned jusy how long BGLs stayed raised after certain foods. We thought we were well informed but there is so much conflicting informatiion about that this very personal recording was educational. If your GP or nurse educator offers you an opportunity to take part in such monitoring, we can recommend it.

  2. Hi Glenys,
    Thank you for sharing this valuable information.
    Cheers,
    COTA Team

  3. Hi Glenys,
    Thank you for sharing your experience. We are not experts in the subject but we post research base information.
    COTA doesn’t endorse any particular research or product. Is very important to consult with your doctor before making any decisions about your health.

    Thank you!
    COTA Team