Foods To Avoid With Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

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Foods To Avoid For People With Diabetes

Taking control of what foods they eat not only helps people manage their diabetes but also influences how well they feel and how much energy they have every day. We take a look at what foods people with diabetes should avoid and outline what they should eat instead. Foods to avoid with diabetes Having diabetes does not have to stop people from eating the foods they enjoy. However, it does mean that they should eat smaller portions, less often. The Institute of Medicine recommend that carbohydrate intake for most people should be between 45-65 percent of total calories. This higher carbohydrate intake is consistent with plant-based diets, which have shown benefit for diabetes management in well-designed, long-term studies. However, some research has shown that people can improve their blood sugar levels when their carbohydrate intake is between 5-35 percent of calories. Much of the research comes from short-term studies for higher-fat diets, such as the ketogenic diet and Mediterranean diets. Experts are just beginning to understand the influence that the gut bacteria have on health. What is known is that high-fiber carbohydrates feed gut bacteria while a high-fat, low-carb diet oft Continue reading >>

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  1. Neiish M

    Metformin - Side effects, Weight loss and Success stories!!

    Hi Mummies/mummies to be,
    Ok, so I need a bit of help... I am currently taking Metformin 500mg once a day, I need to double up and start taking 1000mg a day but I can't bring myself to do it. I did try twice last week but it made me feel so ill, I googled how to stop side effects and that said to eat half a sandwich take the tablet and eat the other half which so far has been fine for me but when I tried this but taking 1000mg the side effects did happen, does anyone know a way I could get around this? As I really do need to take them as I am dying for a baby as me and my OH have been trying for over 4 years. The doctor did tell us that he suspected we had had a missed miscarriage around 2 and a half years ago, which makes things worse because on one hand I think I must be able to get pregnant and on the other I think I probably can't ever get pregnant as it was only a suspected miscarriage.
    My gynaecologist also told me I would lose weight with these tablets which hasn't so far happened although I have only been on them 2 months. I find it really hard to lose weight (I am about 5 stone over my ideal weight for my height) but would be happy to lose anything for when I go back to gynaey. How did people with PCOS manage to lose weight? I have tried SW and WW before and they both unfortunately failed. I'd also like to turn my house into a gym as I don't feel comfortable actually attending a gym.
    And finally, is there anybody who has been on Metformin and successfully gotten pregnant and had a baby? How long were you on Metformin and how many mg were you on?
    Thanks for any help you can give and sorry for 21 questions

  2. Georgina S(226)

    Hi Neiish,
    I also have PCOS and have been through the whole gamut of pills associated with it. In the end I had to have IVF but with most people it doesn't come to that, so don't worry too much yet (if possible - coming from a veteran worrier!)
    I am very sorry to hear what you were told about a missed miscarriage. I know how you feel waiting to have a baby - I honestly would have rather died than remain childless. I know other people manage to accept it but I really couldn't. So I know exactly how you must feel.
    Now to metformin - I took this for about a year with no result ie it did not help me ovulate/get pregnant. However there is not one type of PCOS and it manifests itself in all different ways. I was never very overweight with PCOS, but I have all the other symptoms. Metformin will help if you are insulin resistant which I am not (at least not severely). Most doctors on the NHS won't do a fasting insulin test, so you may need to find this out privately. It DID make me lose weight, probably because it makes you slightly nauseous all the time and causes gastrointestinal upset. You do get used to it (I went up to 2000mg) but doctors really are divided about whether it is beneficial or not.
    Have you spoken to the doctor about clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen? These work directly on the hormones and have a higher success rate.
    Let me know how you get on.

  3. Sarah B(4419)

    Im on metformin now for gestational diabetes i take 3 x 500 a day along with around 50mls of insulin injections a day and if i feel any side effect its like heart palps or i feel spaced out lioe on drugs abit lol is this the side effect you get? Snd cannnot help preg wise as i am already 36 weeks friday but good luck xx

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