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Whats the best diet for someone with diabetes and high BP

Discussion in 'Weight Loss with Health Conditions' started by clover_nev, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. clover_nev

    clover_nev New Member

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    Hi

    My mother has a diabetes 2, and also has a high BP.
    Whats the best diet for here?
     
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  3. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy Active Member

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    In short, the key to achieving both is to adopt a diet that's low in simple/refined carbohydrates (cakes, pastries and white varieties of bread, rice and potatoes), while also remaining low in the consumption of salt and saturated animal fats.

    To reduce the secretion of insulin, carbohydrate should be obtained from complex sources, such as beans, pulses and wholegrains, thus ensuring that glucose is released into the bloodstream at a more sustained level after digestion.

    As for high blood pressure, the recommendation of a diet that's low in consumption of salt/sodium and saturated animal fat is best advised, as means of improving blood flow both from and back to the heart.

    Granted, salt is important for helping to maintain the correct balance of electrolytes, but the body requires far less than it invariably receives on daily basis. As such, reducing consumption of salt will also assist.

    In addition to reducing consumption of simple sugars, salt and saturated animal fat, on the assumption that it's permitted, the introduction of regular exercise alongside a calorie controlled diet will also assist in improving blood pressure. Equally, the measured consumption of healthy fats (oils, seeds, nuts and fish), will serve to improve levels of HDL cholesterol (healthy), helping to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol (un-healthy) and corresponding levels of high blood pressure in the process.
     
  4. clover_nev

    clover_nev New Member

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    Thank you so much MrNiceGuy you are truly a nice guy :)
     
  5. JamieAlison

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    My father in law with type 2, lost two stone, and also lost his diabetes. It CAN be cured,by eating right, and losing weight. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Big Pharmas job,is to keep you ill, so they can make fortunes selling you not needed medications.
     
  6. Energetics_mike

    Energetics_mike New Member

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    Hey There!

    Studies and research are finding that SUGAR is one of the leading causes to this terrible issues that so many people are facing. I will share a link to an article that a mentor of mine wrote that will be of great help to this question. This is something that has been manipulated by the huge companies that control the industry but "FATS DON'T MAKE US FAT" Fats help the body!

    In my personal opinion for your mother or even anyone else would be to start eating a diet that is rich in meats, healthy fats and a lot of vegetables. Cut out the SUGARS and grains. As they break down in the body they are what ends up getting stored as fat. Occasionally eat fruit that is packed with nutrients and antioxidants such as berries. So to explain what happens when our bodies eat grains and sugar here is an article for you, I pray that this helps you out! :)

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/diabetes/#axzz4EEG5mCBF

    Mike
     
  7. janies51

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    It is an interesting topic, and the UK Daily Mail has posted a recent article about a documentary called "Fixing Dad" which details a journey of 2 sons who wanted to help their Dad combat Diabetes. If you google "Fixing Dad" you can probably find it. I am currently getting my Masters Degree in Obesity Prevention and Management, and as someone who has lost 150 pounds myself, I understand the every day struggles. Bottom line? I know of a system that can WORK to prevent and possibly reverse the ravages of Diabetes 2.
     
  9. Hogjaw

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    Thanks Mr. Nice Guy for the input. Fixing dad would have been a great name for me. I started the Atkins diet on the 1st. Like this thread states Im diabetic and have high blood pressure.
    My life style has been care free for the most part, and my weight shows it, I'm guessing around 245. I have an old scale and I really don't trust it.
    Like I said I have both diabetes and high blood pressure, and I have been monitoring both closely sense I started this diet. I'm 64. Being in phase 1 I hope to drop some weight fast and adjust my carb distribution as I go along. Right? Or just do it and it will work out in the long run.
     
  10. Hogjaw

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    I just took my blood sugar and its 83 very low for me and it came on me quickly. Maybe im better off talking with my dr. First.
     
  11. Trusylver

    Trusylver Super Moderator

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    A sudden change in diet will send your numbers low in this case, the change needs to be gradual so your medication can be adjusted over time.
     
  12. Hogjaw

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    I wanted to regulate my sugar with food. Eating a cracker when my level is low. The thing is it dropped so fast and low it scared the daylights out of me. Atkins phase 1 calls for 11 carbs, i need to maybe up that and eat more often. I am not giving up on myself. Thank you so much for your post Trusylver. I got a digital scale and was very disappeared that after 10 days I lost 2 Lbs. But..... Again thanks Trusylver.
     
  13. Hogjaw

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    Another thing Trusylver, I need to fill my day with several small meals. I'll get it.
     
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    Nice reply.. It will help us...thank you so much
     

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