If you have diabetes and IBS then you might be wondering how on earth you can combine both the low FODMAP diet and diabetes diet and not compromise your nutrition or health. In this article I will provide a basic diabetes and low FODMAP outline, however I highly encourage you to seek personalised advice for your diabetes through your dietitian. Any changes you make to your diet need to be monitored through your health professional team. In some cases, this general advice may not be suitable for your medical needs. Avoiding saturated and trans fats and watching your sodium intake is also strongly recommended.
Find an ACG member gastroenterologist with a specialized interest in liver disease. This diet eliminates certain foods to improve the symptoms of functional gut disorders FGD. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and over half of patients with IBS associate a trigger in their symptoms with eating a meal. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates sugars that are highly fermentable to ferment, is to go through a chemical change that results in alcohol and poorly absorbed during digestion. This stretches the walls of the colon, causing abdominal bloating, distension, and pain or cramping in many people. It was adopted by their National Therapeutic Guidelines. As with any diet, it is important to discuss with your doctor and working with a GI trained dietician is also useful.
Managing Diabetes is a combination of medication, diet and lifestyle. This can be a tricky combo, but it is achievable. Here is our 5 step plan. All foods containing carbohydrates are absorbed as glucose and will increase blood glucose levels. Foods that do not contain carbohydrates will not increase blood glucose levels and are great to help you feel full and satisfied. It will also keep energy levels even and put less stress on your pancreas.