Food Optimising provides a healthy, balanced diet. Diabetes UK suggests that people with diabetes follow the same healthy, balanced diet recommended for the population as a whole ie limiting fat (especially saturated fat), sugar and salt intake, and including plenty of fruit, vegetables and some starchy carbohydrate food. This is also the basis of Food Optimising.
As with all medical conditions, it’s important to follow the medical and dietary advice given by your health care team. For example some people with diabetes may be given specific advice on the amount of certain foods they should eat, so it’s important to bear this in mind when choosing your Free Foods.
Many of our members with diabetes have found their blood glucose levels and general health have improved significantly since following Food Optimising and a number also report that they require less medication now they have lost weight.
“Fourteen months ago I was told by my doctor that I would soon be injecting insulin to help manage my type 2 diabetes if I didn't change my eating and drinking habits. Thanks to Food Optimising I now take no medication at all!” - John Ritchie
As a group member your Consultant will help you incorporate any dietary recommendations into your Food Optimising, and support you in your weight management.
If you choose to become a Slimming World Online member, you’ll be asked to let us know if you have diabetes during registration, and as part of your membership package you’ll receive further information about Food Optimising with diabetes on the website.
You can read our medical policy here.