1 October 2008

Your Success Stories

‘I’m having fewer hypos, I am on low doses of insulin and I feel much better.’ – Sarah
‘About six months ago I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which I managed with insulin. I read lots of handouts about how to manage diabetes with diet, but the focus was very much on reducing sugar in my diet and little about low GI foods. As a result, I continued eating breads with high GI, lots of potatoes and so on and my BGLs were all over the place. Six weeks after having my baby I found out that the diabetes was actually late-onset type 1! It was recommended that I try a low GI diet; I did lots of reading, including The New Glucose Revolution (The Low GI Handbook in Australia) and incorporated their recommendations into my diet. I have found that my BGLs are much more stable, I’m having fewer hypos, I am on low doses of insulin and I feel much better. My partner is also on the low GI diet and he feels more energetic, particularly in the mornings when he used to feel lethargic and unmotivated.’

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2 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi,

I look forward to your newsletter every month. I am hypoglycemic, and battled for years trying to find out what was wrong with me. Although very relieved that I wasnt diabetic, hypoglycemia is also a terrible, and hard condition to live with. Unless you suffer from low blood sugar, you cant possibly understand what a HORRIBLE condition it is. Aside from the tiredness and dizziness, the anxiety and nervousness was almost unbearable. Although i am MUCH better now (thanks to the help of a wonderful doctor in howcik), I am still always looking for information on how to stabilize my blood sugar and stop it from dropping. I have completely cut sucrose and glucose out of my diet(as much as I possibly can), and stick to low gi foods. unfortunately when I drink alcohol I feel terrible, Can you suggest some alcolholic drinks which wont affect my blood glucose levels ?

GI Group said...

Hi Caroline, we have flicked this over to our dietitians and will post a reply to your question as soon as possible. Keep checking, it may be a few days.