As with any medical condition, we strongly recommend you chat to your doctor before making any significant changes to your diet.
Type 1 Diabetes
Regarding Type 1 Diabetes, we have spoken to our IQS Dietitian, Kate Callaghan, and here’s her advice in terms of hypoglycaemic episodes:
‘In terms of hypo treatment suggestions, it is completely fine if you use rice malt syrup or dextrose. These are the best options, as both are pure glucose and are fructose free. Along with having the RMS or dextrose as an initial treatment to bring your blood sugars back up, be sure to follow this up with a well-balanced meal containing more slow-release carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, milk, quinoa or rice.’
Patients with type 1 diabetes should be under the close care and supervision of a health professional and diabetes educator to help fine tune their diet.
NOTE: While there are some correlations with stress and lifestyle factors, there is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes, nor is there a cure (yet). But you can help manage the illness through medication, diet and lifestyle.
Type Two Diabetes / Pre-diabetic
The Program is very well suited to those with type two diabetes or pre-diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes should be under close care of a health professional and diabetes educator to help control their condition.