Diabetes – the right diet and exercise can help you manage Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
Mr IF was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 and high blood pressure two years before he started following our 12-week programme. He was very overweight but had signed up for a charity bike ride to motivate himself. His job demanded travelling and he suggested that this was one of his downfalls – the food options at motorway services and an abundance of sweet and savoury snacks did not help a healthy eating regime. He completed a food diary and our pre-assessment questionnaire which helped us identifying several nutritional deficiencies.
He showed low levels of Zinc, Potassium as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin B5. Our suggestion was a complete overhaul of his current diet to manage the diabetes 2. Our plan included 3 main meals and 2 snacks, low carbohydrate whole foods, low caffeine and alcohol and we advised Mr IF to stop smoking. The recipes included foods high in the vitamins and minerals he was lacking and were tailored around his lifestyle and included lots of healthy snacks he was able to prepare before a business trip as well as easy recipes which he was able to prepare within 20 min after his return from work.
After 12 weeks Mr F had lost nearly 3st. He had stopped smoking, increased his training rides on the bike from 10 to 45 miles and his blood glucose levels as well as his blood pressure had dropped significantly. His doctor suggested he continue to follow our plan, hoping that Mr IF would be able to completely reverse his condition. He is making excellent progress and the diabetes Type 2 symptoms continue to improve.