Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear about your dear Dad's problems. Because he has a complex medical history and suffers from multiple conditions, I cannot work out a diet for him over the Internet. It is essential for anyone with 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 father's diabetes, medications and other conditions such as high blood pressure, the colon problems and his weight loss, into account when working out a diet for him, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'.
For your Dad's sake Please consult a dietitian as soon as possible.
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