Recently diagnosed with Type 2 and new to this forum so I am really sorry if I ask something already covered, but we are just getting our head around all this.
After reading “fast 800” and “The 8 week Blood Sugar diet” we have decided to follow Michael Mosley’s approach. However, after a few weeks of confusion I read from a few members that followed the diet with Shakes, , so DH who likes “simple/clear”things decided to go for the approach of the shakes, “no confusions with food, no calorie counting, you know your nutritional needs are covered”. He will be following this approach, while I ( not diagnosed but in need of losing weight) will be following Michael Mosley’s “food approach” with the idea of transitioning to this type of eating once he finishes with the shakes.
We have one question though (before starting). I am guessing that a very big amount of people is taking Metformin. DH (HbA1C 79, when he was diagnosed a couple of months ago) has been put straight away from the beginning at 2x500mg (morning) and 2x500mg (night); according to the insert it is not advised to take Metformin following diets under 1000Cal, and this diet is 800Cal per day. Also, according to the insert, it is advised to have carbohydrates regularly throughout the day, this, the nurse said it was very important specially when having the tablets otherwise he might end up with an stomach ulcer. We are a bit confused as I told the nurse very clearly of our intention of following this diet, so I am now having two conflicting advises; the nurse AND the medication insert. What does normally people do? Is it ok to follow this diet with Metformin? Do you keep some carbs for when you take the tablets? Can anyone enlighten me on how they did it and how they got on please?