I am very confused. I have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes eleven months ago.
Since then, I have heard a lot of conflicting advice.
Lots of carbs vs. no carbs at all.
Plenty of exercise vs. lots and lots of green tea ( to lose weight) & minimal exercise. Now, i just read a man was saying : no fruits!
i don't eat a iot of what I love the most ( chocolate, nuts, chantilly cream etc...)
simply because I know that if I start a bar or a jar of those, I will eat it all. I have no limits.
The same way, if I eat one avocado, I will be tempted to eat 2 or 3. So, i buy none.
I have very little will power/control & have always had a big appetite.
I recently saw my dietitian & she showed me in her fists the amounts I was supposed to eat & no more. Then, she made me buy measuring cups. I did it to please her but I do know that I'm not the type of person who weighs what she eats. It takes the pleasure right out of eating.
I am young, 65, (66 in january) with many years ahead of me.
My mother is 96.
Am I supposed to live another 31 years this way?
What's the difference between being a diabetic & being a nun in a monastery??
and lastly, is the Newcastle diet any good?
Lastly, I am on Metformin (2 a day but i increased to 3 a day) at the suggestion of my Pharmacist who seems to know more than my GP.
Could you provide me with some answers?