Diet foods for diabetes

Common Questions and Answers about Diet foods for diabetes


Avatar n tn Start looking at nutrional labels and being mindful of how *much* of any food item you are eating. High fiber diet is great for everyone, especially diabetics and those of us with problems controlling cholesterol. (Build up fiber slowly so your body gets used to it, though, especially if you're on Metformin as both tend to have a side-effect of causing "gas" until your body gets used to them). They even make fiber supplements as pills now, so it's easy to up your intake.
Avatar f tn I e-mailed the diabetes education nurse at Joslin Diabetes Center and she responded that a weight loss diet has to be customized for the person. So poster diabetes86 is correct that there is no "diabetes" diet. For your father, you should look for a diabetes program (free if possible) that will show him (and you) what to eat, how much and how often. There is literature to read and make note of.
1975145 tn?1419913236 Can any one list some foods that will help keep diabetes away ? I have been told I am pre diabetic and my numbers seems to keep climbing. I do not think the food I eat now is that bad and I don't eat much at all really and usually only 2 times a day. I will eat anything but fish. Please if you would be so kind as to list some foods to and not to eat would be most appreciated.
Avatar n tn my mom 78yo was dx with diabetes last wk (bld sugar 257)only symptom was tired and dry mouth..she prob had it for a while.she would eat candy and her diet was sporadic, apetitie down,,,.her dr wants her to try diet first...her sugars this past week, fasting, run about 180-240...she has stopped all sugars, is eating better, 3 meals a day, wheat breads, salad/vegs/fruit uses sugar free sodas and occass has had sugar free cookies....todays fbs was 288..I'm not sure what caused it...
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for several years. The diet is the same diet recommended for Type 1 diabetes. Your doctor or The ADA can give you a copy of the recommended diet. The difference in the diet for Type 2 is that you do not have to eat on such a strict schedule. Please be careful to check your blood sugars often. You should not have more than 3 servings of carbs per meal as recommended by the ADA.
Avatar n tn Why are you posting and not your father? Can you explain "precautions"? Do you mean prevent his diabetes from progressing? If yes we need to know what he is doing to control and manage his diabetes - foods he eats, exercise program, blood sugar levels and when he tests? "the good diet plan for them...." Changing lifestyle habits can go a long way in controlling type 2 diabetes. India leads the world in diabetes. This is mainly due to poor diet/nutrition.
Avatar n tn First thing you need have on hand is a home glucose test meter. The only way you're going to know how the foods you consumed affected your glucose [blood sugar] levels is by testing, testing, and more testing. Times to test are; fasting - first thing in morning b4 having any food or colored liquids [plain water is OK]. This will tell you how much stored sugar your liver is dumping during sleep hours. Normal levels are 60/70 - 99 mg/dl or 3.33/3.88 - 5.
Avatar n tn What is your "medication" and how much are you taking? What are your preprandial levels? If preprandial is close to normal, then your diet is not controlled as indicated by your postprandial level. If your "diet controlling" includes no sugary foods or liquids, no white rice, no potatoes, no foods made with white flour, minimum carbohydrate intake, and you are at normal body weight have your doctor check your pancreas insulin production.
Avatar f tn Eating a low glycemic diet (foods that do not spike the blood sugar, in turn spiking insulin levels), getting adequate exercise and losing weight (if overweight) will often/usually turn pre-diabetes around. Low glycemic foods are complex carbs that take longer for the stomach to digest; they include non starchy vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low/now fat dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.
Avatar f tn Don't worry Reese is not going to know if it's 8 or 12 hours between feedings. For a while I am sure he is going to be looking for that food every minute in between. He is used to grazing. As long as he gets recommended amount twice a day , I do not think it has to be precisely timed. ........and WOW 14 lbs!!!
Avatar f tn Avoid white foods [foods made with white flour [breads, crackers], white rice, potatoes, pasta] as these quickly turn into sugar after digestion. Eat quality proteins like fish and fowl, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, fresh vegetables and small amounts of whole grains. Meats should be broiled, grilled or baked on a grated wire meshed rack to allow fats to drain and prepared with seasoning instead of breaded.
72351 tn?1281996142 The nibbling is a good solution to meals for type 2 diabetics, for the constant flow of small amounts of foods keep you from having high readings after large meals. As for taking the test 2 hours after a meal, I would suspect that whatever your reading is at that time is pretty much your reading two hours after each of your snacks. So the information is still valuable to your physician.
908392 tn?1316526499 · Consume a high ratio of raw to cooked foods, (about 80% raw foods) as raw foods greatly reduce insulin needs. · Do not eat late in the evening and do not overeat, as overeating can induce diabetes of increase it, once contracted. · A daily 30 minute soak in a hot bath with some seaweed or sea salt, is believed to help remove sugar and acid accumulations from the body.
Avatar f tn I just found out I have gestational diabetes. I have been tracking my sugars for two weeks now. For the most part they are good but I have had some higher than they should be. I have a feeling I am going to have to go on insulin...I find out tomorrow so I'm freaking out. Has anybody had to go on insulin when pregnant? If so what is it like?
Avatar f tn Is that high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes? I already have another appointment for fasting labs next month. I thought I would get a jump start on changing my eating habits but I can't figure out what I can eat. Everytime I try to follow one of the diets in a magazine or on a website I end up with headaches that last for days. You see, I have multiple food allergies and everything that is supposedly "good" for me, I'm allergic to.
Avatar n tn Try restricting eating sugary foods, foods made with white flour, and restrict carb intake - a low carb diet will lead to weight loss. The body looks to burn carbs for energy, when little is available it burns body fat instead. Lastly, your A1c does not warrant moving up to insulin.
Avatar n tn For type 2 people, what they eat can definitely be a cause for high glucose levels and a diet of high-glycemic index foods can eventually cause these people to become diabetic. So for these people, the treatment is usually a very carefully regulated healthy diet with lower carbs and added exercise to help lower glucose levels. Often, the addition of oral medications that either help the pancreas to work or help the body to use the insulin that the pancreas is already producing is necessary.
Avatar f tn I am having a terrible time trying to deal with food, as I am I have high Cholesterol and I am also on Blood Thinners, which means i cannot have too much Vitamin K, The Doctor thinks my blood sugar levels will improve once I am off the prednisone but so far it seems to be getting worse, my fasting count is usually about 275 and when i eat anything it goes up sometimes to 425 I am currently not on any medication for the diabetes, she is having me keep an close eye on the numbers and has sa
Avatar n tn Lots of interesting & useful info on this thread! I also want to comment that Type 1s need to discuss "low carb" ideas with our doc before choosing that way of eating. Many Type 2s and some Type 1s enjoy better control by having less than the traditionally recommended allotment of carbohydrates. A very low carb diet -- as in Atkins style -- causes the liver to "give up" stored glycogen as part of the carb-limiting routine.
Avatar f tn Ducky is right - you have to watch your food intake, opting for low glycemic foods (those that don't raise your blood sugar quickly). These will lots of veggies (both cooked and raw), lean protein, fiber, "good" fats, etc. Do you have Type II diabetes? What medication are you on? The time(s) for taking them can vary depending the medications and how many times/day you have to take them...
Avatar n tn carbs verses protein' vitamins fat soluble verses water soluble' vegetables with to much copper our iron and other things like that my dietitians diet is bad fore ammonia levels it seems we can get symptoms of starving Evan thou we eat healthy being diabetic makes it worse and can make use gain wait Evan thou wear dieting [liver has allot to duo with diabetic symptoms Evan if your not diabetic
Avatar f tn Recommend a Heart Healthy diet which is a moderate fat diet to help you stay healthy and gain weight. You need approximately 1800-2000 calories per day which is spread across 3-5 meals a day with snacks between meals. Moderate fat diet means = use polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats.
Avatar m tn Research from the University of Michigan has found that eating a cup and a half of frozen cherries can increase your antioxidant activity for about 12 hours, while previous studies showed that cherries may reduce the type of belly fat linked to type 2 diabetes and lower your risk for heart disease, making them a good fruit for diabetics.
Avatar m tn Although uncommon in the typical Western diet, fermented foods are staples in the diets of other cultures, especially Asian, with beneficial results. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi help curb diabetes by stabilizing and reducing glucose levels. Eating fermented foods can also help you lose weight and prevent diabetic complications such as heart disease. Additionally, the probiotics in fermented foods boost the immune system and are rich in essential vitamins.
Avatar f tn Which is to say, there's a lot of room for experimentation out there for you, but be sure not to do a diet that doesn't include enough antioxidant and mineral rich foods, which is mostly vegetables and fruits.
Avatar n tn My dad has diabetes Type II and also high cholesterol and triglycerides, he is on medication for his blood sugar and cholesterol control.. What types of food should he eat if he wants to control with diet instead of medicine?