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Question time !!!!!

Sk45
Sk45

Is it ok for a diabetic to become a vegan ? Will it cause complications ?

Pls advice tq

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Have you talked about the new diet with your doctor? Please check with your doctor before doing anything new.

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umadesai
umadesai
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Sir Dr speech is in kannad language. ...don't understand wht he is saying

Sk45
Sk45
in reply to umadesai

Exactly my predicament. If someone can explain it , would be great .

suramo
suramoStar
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Sk45

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Vegan fine but what about fats. Since you can't metabolize carbs efficiently you can't take it. So your energy source is protein and fats. Also you can't take protein more than 1 g/ kg body weight i.e. 60-70g per day 240-280 calories from protein. You need to take fats to get 60% of your energy requirements and fat soluble vitamins. No to vegan imho.

Also i don't agree to millets. 71 is gi for jowar, bajra, sorghum. Millets recommended are kodo millet, queenooa, ragi. But best avoided.

Thank u sir I will surly go through