Here is the meal example that the PEI Diabetes Association recommends.
This meal plan will drive a large challenge to your insulin - which is what Type 2 Diabetes is - when your insulin has given up due to too much load.
By the end of this post you will see that this diet will make your diabetes worse. This raises important questions for me as to what is going on at the association.
Breakfast - The core of it is cereal and toast - all grains that have a very high "sugar" load. The result will be to challenge your insulin even more. An orange - high fructose load - more challenge and goes straight to the liver and is converted to fat. Low fat milk - the lower the fat the dairy, the higher the lactose load. Lactose is a sugar. Peanut butter - peanuts are the most allergenic of any food you can eat.
There is almost no protein or fat in this meal that means that you will be hungry an hour after you eat it.
Lunch - the core is bread. Again a huge load of sugar
The meat is low fat - it is not animal fat that is the problem it is vegetable fat.
So the recommendation to use margarine versus butter is the opposite of where science stands on fats now. Carrot sticks = high sugar - grapes high fructose.
Low fat yoghurt is low fat becuase they have replaced the fat with corn starch. Corn starch is a high sugar load food. Low fat dairy has a high lactose load too and drives a challenge to your insulin.
Such a meal will cause you to be hungry very soon after.
So here is my question. Explain to me and to others how a high sugar diet helps? Explain to me why you are not current with the research on metabolic syndrome? You say to avoid sugar - but this diet is mainly sugar - explain why you are confused?