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13 Best And Worst Foods For People With Diabetes

How to choose food If you have diabetes, watching what you eat is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. "The basic goal of nutrition for people with diabetes is to avoid blood sugar spikes," says Gerald Bernstein, M.D., director of the diabetes management program at Friedman Diabetes Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Candy and soda can be dangerous for diabetics because the body absorbs these simple sugars almost instantly. But all types of carbs need to be watched, and foods high in fat—particularly unhealthy fats—are problematic as well because people with diabetes are at very high risk of heart disease, says Sandy Andrews, RD, director of education for the William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. Worst: White rice The more white rice you eat, the greater your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a 2012 review. In a study of more than 350,000 people, those who ate the most white rice were at greatest risk for type 2 diabetes, and the risk increased 11% for each additional daily serving of rice. "Basically anything highly processed, fried, and made with white flour should be avoided," says Andrews. White rice and pasta ca Continue reading >>

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  1. Nike69

    Hello, Can you get a Hba1c test done privately and if so how much does it cost? Anyone got any ideas?

  2. Yorksman

    Nike69 said:
    Hello, Can you get a Hba1c test done privately and if so how much does it cost? Anyone got any ideas? Yes you can but be wary. The private hospitals where I live send the collected samples to the local NHS laboratory anyway. The cost of the blood analysers are prohibitive for them to own their own thesedays. But you need to be careful who does it. For example, this outfit who charge £99 are using a finger prick which is entirely unsuitable:
    Capiliary blood from a finger prick is nothing like as good a quality sample from a vein so I wouldn't trust an hba1c from a finger prick. There is a reason why the NHS fill a small syringe.

  3. candyfloss

    You used to be able to get your own HbA1c test done with a home kit for around £15. This was using Glucomen or Myrios kits. For some inexplicable reason both co's withdrew their tests from the market. No demand in a country that relies so heavily on the NHS presumably.
    I dont think you will find this test privately from a UK lab that deals direct with public for much less than £100 now, which is a ludicrous charge in my opinion. I'm sure the NHS doesnt pay that figure. Bayer, hardly a small insignificant co., produce a home kit for 2 tests that is marketed and sold to the public in the USA for around $30 as A1cNow, or £10 per test? It would be interesting to know for what reason it isnt on sale here in the UK. Obviously the price would be hiked up for the UK market like everything is but I'm sure there would be a demand for it.
    Unfortunately I disagree with Yorksman. I have tested these home kits (A1cNow) at the same time as having an NHS and hospital done HbA1c and the results were almost identical - certainly good enough for someone who is diet controlled, like me.

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