I have a ques­tion

Diabetic Living - - Welcome -

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

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