Our expert says:
If you are a type 2 diabetic and using Glucophage then I would strongly advise you NOT to use a high-protein, high-fat diet to lose weight. You will be doing yourself and your health and your diabetic control a great deal of harm. Please rather use the money to consult a clinical dietitian (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 diabetes, medications and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, 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'. Regular aerobic exercise is also essential to treat your diabetes and overweight. Try doing 30 or more minutes of exercise every day (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life), to lose that weight and get your blood sugar and insulin levels normalised.
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