I have a question
Almost every day I receive calls and emails from people with diabetes, or their carers, with questions about what they should eat. Often, they’ve met with an accredited diabetes educator or dietitian but have found that walking the supermarket aisles can be confusing. “How do I know if something is low GI? What’s a carb exchange? My husband’s been eating this way for 50 years – how am I going to change his diet?” We don’t have all the answers, but we can certainly point you in the right direction to changing your eating habits for the better.
In this issue we have a special section that tells you everything you need to know about carbs, fat, protein, fibre and whether it’s a good idea to go vegetarian – turn to page 91 to get started. In upcoming issues we’ll also be looking at low-carb diets and the science behind GI numbers.
If you have type 1 you’ll want to read Tracy’s amazing story on page 126 – an islet cell transplant has effectively cured her diabetes after a lifetime of crazy BGLs.
Did you know that obesity can be linked to childhood trauma and abuse? Turn to page 114 for sobering and powerful stories from four women who survived and have reclaimed their health.
Enjoy the summer break and we’ll see you in 2018!
Alix Davis, Editor