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Offline timbo66

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newly diagnosed
« on: 08 September 2018, 04:04:10 PM »
I was diagnosed last week and diabetes nurse, says I must cut down on carbohydrates, I thought I was doing the right thing by eating fruit.
Can someone give me some advice?

Offline Alan

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Re: newly diagnosed
« Reply #1 on: 09 September 2018, 12:52:03 AM »
I was diagnosed last week and diabetes nurse, says I must cut down on carbohydrates, I thought I was doing the right thing by eating fruit.
Can someone give me some advice?
G'day and welcome to the forum.
The others will be along when the UK wakes up. I happen to be on the far side of the world. While you wait for them please read some ideas I wrote to help answer your questions about carbs, fruits and all that (click on it): Getting Started
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Offline Lucy

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Re: newly diagnosed
« Reply #2 on: 09 September 2018, 08:25:13 AM »
All carbohydrates, including fruit are forms of sugar and so they raise your blood sugar. If you want to eat fruit the least sugary type are things like berries, things like bananas are often found to be amongst the worst type. 
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: newly diagnosed
« Reply #3 on: 09 September 2018, 09:48:35 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.


It seems your diabetes nurse is one of the enlightened ones.  All carbs will raise BGs these include bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and baked goods of all types.  Also, as she so rightly says, fruit.  As Lucy says, berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries are usually more easily tolerated by people with diabetes.  However, we all vary in our tolerances and what one can eat another will find difficult from a BG point of view.  Do you have a meter and test strips?  If so you will find this page very useful. [size=78%]https://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/info/?page_id=136[/size] If not you should seriously think about getting one.  Try asking the Diabetes nurse, tell her you want to test the affect of different foods on your blood sugar.
Patti


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Offline himtoo

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Re: newly diagnosed
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2018, 09:25:28 PM »
sorry for the late welcome -- hope you have got some info to get you started ------ please come back with any further queries you may have......
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