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Does a diabetic diet mean special food?

Is drink o pop good for diabetics?

What spices can a diabetic use to help with sugar levels?
And is apple cider vinegar really as good as people really say it is?

And food that is cholesterol free, fat free and sugar free ? Are they really good for our health?

Because these things worry me. I’m a low range income person and I can’t afford all these fat free , sugar free, cholesterol free etc stuff.

It’s expensive and all the tests , screenings , treatment etc is expensive. I don’t know about what to do to get them from the state. Any help?

– Theuns Kaptein Botha

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  1. Lyn Starck Lyn Starck

    Dear Theuns

    You do not have to buy expensive foods if you are a Diabetic. The focus is on healthy eating e.g.oats,brown or wholewheat bread,lentils. Red meat not more than 2 or 3 times a week. Eggs 1 or 2 times a week. Low salt, low fat are not special foods.

    High fat foods are the “luxury” foods such as packet chips, gatsbies, polonies, pies, Macdonalds etc. these are expensive and should not be eaten everyday by anybody whether Diabetic or not. These should be eaten only as a treat occasionally.

    Ordinary fresh fruit and vegetables and fish are a healthy option and are cheaper than the above.

    If you want to be seen at a state just get your doctor to refer you to one. The bigger state hospitals have very good services for Diabetics. You should also try and see a dietitian who will be available at the big hospitals. She will be able to guide you to healthy eating and weight control.
    Good luck and health for 2012

    Lyn Starck

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