Our expert says:
If your Mom had two very different blood sugar results, then it would be a good idea for her to have a so-called blood glucose tolerance test to determine if she is actually diabetic or not. This is something she should discuss with her dr. I agree with you that it is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your Mom's diabetes, medications and other conditions such as raised blood cholesterol levels, into account when working out a diet for her, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI) and low fat content. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’ and also click on 'You are what you eat' and read the 'Healthy Heart' section.
I hope you can persuade your Mom to do the sensible thing and consult a dietitian.
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