So I have a friend at work in her mid-20s who is a diabetic. I used to cringe at all the processed carbs she would eat but did not say anything. As her condition worsened in the last month or so, she approached me, the resident office health nut, about nutrition. I told her about the PB and to my complete and utter shock she was receptive! Her mom is on board with her too. She dropped processed food, seemingly developed an overnight physical aversion to junk food, signed up on Fitday, is eating lots of fruits, veggies, fatty meats, nuts and is exercising. On our lunch breaks she even asked me to go with her to the grocery and bulk food stores to teach her to shop better. She feels great and I could not be happy for her - she is even limiting rice, no small feat considering she's Chinese! I don't know the full history of her condition but her doctor recently had her start shots. She was told that he has to consume carbs prior to each shot and she asked me what she should be eating. Her doctor told her to eat grains beforehand........ I had no idea what to tell her other than to eat veggies and maybe some berries beforehand to see how that goes before she takes the good doctor's advice and starts eating bread and granola bars before her shots. What should I tell her? Any other advice? I don't want it to seem like I think I'm smarter than her doctor or anything, and quite frankly if I were in her shoes I'd probably be hanging on to my CW doctor's every word too.
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