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Advice for my dad and diabetes

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Footle Fri 14-Dec-12 13:12:17

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mistressmiggins Fri 14-Dec-12 07:02:01

Gosh thanks footie. Misread your suggestion. Had a look at the support website. Will read it properly and suggest it to my dad
He's very good with the computer so will hopefully give it a go.
Thanks x

mistressmiggins Fri 14-Dec-12 06:56:46

My dad doesn't discuss things with people. He said they wouldn't be able to help,if he went. That's why I thought of you guys. I have suggested the official diabetes site but again he said it wouldn't help. He's stubborn and scared of not being able to do things anymore.

Footle Thu 13-Dec-12 23:32:21

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Footle Thu 13-Dec-12 22:50:28

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almondfinger Thu 13-Dec-12 22:49:00

He should possibly eat 6 small meals rather then 3 a day. That way his blood sugar will remain balanced for longer. He should have protein with every meal. So eggs on toast for breakfast, a small hand full of nuts/seeds with some fruit, chicken, lean meat, fish, beans, peas and lentils with his meals. The protein makes the sugar release more slowly, as does good quality fat (olive oil, a little butter, oils in oily fish) and will help to maintain blood sugar balance. Also carry a small bag of trail mix/mixed seeds in his poced on his walks so he has something to munch on should he need it. And of course as we get older we drink less good fluids and more tea/coffee, so ensure he is having plenty of water.

mistressmiggins Thu 13-Dec-12 19:27:33

He has had diabetes for about 15 yrs and is in early 70s. He wants to be active but it's getting harder. 30min walk from town and he is almost crawling in front door. He then has to eat almost immediately. He is struggling with almost any activity with his diet. I suggested he speak to the diabetes nurse for advice but get the impression from my mother that they aren't that knowledgable. They eat very healthily so Any suggestions?

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