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You gotta be kidney me: it turns out high-protein diets are bad too

Health experts around the world now believe it’s high time diabetics are cautioned about protein intake

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After she was diagnosed with diabetes eight years ago, Thembisa Qwesha was cautioned by her doctors to drastically cut back on a high-carbohydrate diet and opt for a more nutrient-dense protein diet to help regulate her sugar levels.

As a result, the 61-year-old from Bokaap in Cape Town no longer eats high-energy foods such as potatoes, white bread, maize meal, and sugary foods and drinks.

“I stick to low-GI foods and protein. I’ve managed to keep my diabetes under control. I’ve been so good with what I eat that since my diagnosis in 2011 I’ve never been hospitalised for uncontrolled diabetes,” she said...

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