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Diabetics beware nutritionists on the NHS


Ah yes – the new Diabetes initiative – 2017

Diabetes UK recommends that people with diabetes should try to eat a healthy balanced diet, as depicted in the Eatwell Guide, and to include starchy foods at every meal. Steer clear of cutting out entire food groups. It is recommended that everyone with diabetes sees a registered dietitian for specific advice on their food choices. Your GP can refer you to a registered dietitian.


“The best way to manage diabetes is by taking prescribed medications and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes plenty of physical activity and a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, salt and sugar and rich in fruit and vegetables, without completely cutting out any particular food groups.”

Read Diabetes UK’s review of the evidence on low-carb diets and their conclusions.

Ah yes.

Unbelievable! “a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, salt and sugar and rich in fruit”

Aaaargh. This is for DIABETICS.

Do check out the “new” interactive healthy plate (for diabetics, may I remind you) – click on the picture.



Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

2 thoughts on “Diabetics beware nutritionists on the NHS

  1. This seems like a recipe for disaster! Are they trying to kill us all or just make us suffer? 😀 More likely they want to sell more drugs to fix the problem THEY are creating for the poor souls who will follow their advice!!!

    Someone ought to draw their attention to this

    ” Every person eating a Western diet is either pre-diabetic or diabetic. Because of their high carbohydrate content, Western diets pre-dispose to diabetes and the facts are that by the year 2030 50% of the British population will be diabetic as a result.”

    Especially this next bit:-
    “The dietary advice for diabetics given to British patients by most NHS dieticians is little short of appalling. They continue to prescribe high carbohydrate diets to their patients and concentrate on regulating the diet with respect to when carbohydrates are eaten instead of the correct change in the diet to reduce carbohydrate intake to a low glycaemic index diet. No advice is given about micronutrients, nor diet nor detoxing.”

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