Diet foods for diabetes

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Avatar n tn Well, I might as well get my 2¢ in here, too... Optimizing thyroid hormone levels, which should be your first and foremost priority, since no diet is going to help you lose weight until your metabolism is normalized. Once that's done, you should opt for a low glycemic diet, which is a diet that centers on foods that increase blood sugars the least. Those foods would include high quality proteins, vegetables, whole grains, etc. Do some research and find a list of low glycemic foods.
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...
480448 tn?1426948538 is a great mantra for diet. Eating an excess of sugary foods can lead to weight gain, which will increase your risk of developing diabetes, but actually eating sugar will not cause you to be diabetic. If you areb diabetic, or pre-diabetic, diet is more important than ever. Ask your doctor for guidance on nutrition and diet control. 4. Regular Medical Care: This is so important. An annual physical with bloodwork is so important.
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 Thank you for your comment. I should have provided more info but wanted to keep it brief. My weight is good and I do exercise - walking is what I love. There is a history of Type 11 on both sides of my family and I did have gestational diabetes back 40 years ago. And no obesity in family either. About 30 years ago, my mother insisted I be checked for diabetes, given the history.
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 f tn After losing my kitty last Wednesday due to a number of problems - the vet told me that one of the issues with her diabetes was the dry food I was feeding her. He said the dry foods are processed with grain which bring on the diabetes. I had never heard this. He suggested keeping with the wet food. What do you all feed your kitties?
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 n tn First, you must realize that there is a huge difference in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. For the type 2 diabetic, I also have read (from the Atkins people) that their diet is a good way to lower glucose levels. This is logical for the type 2 diabetic, for eating a fairly low-carbohydrate diet would not require the production of as much insulin by the already stressed pancreas.
Avatar f tn Instead of trying to figure out what not to eat focus on what you should eat. 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.
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 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.
868616 tn?1239866236 This tracker will be very beneficial for those users who have dietary restrictions due to medical conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, and will also be useful for those who are simply trying to watch what they eat. In addition to providing a calorie counter, the Food Diary will also allow users to track their intake of carbohydrates, fats, protein, sugar, vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
908392 tn?1316522899 · 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 Unfortunately there is no perfect diet and there no perfect diet for diabetes. But avoiding simple carbs is good for everyone. A BG meter is a good tool to use. Check out everything. Even beans. Yes some people have a very large and long lasting spike on beans, even though books suggest it as a good choice. Supplements can help some people. If you want to go in that direction consider things like chromium, they help some people control BG.
720228 tn?1530911279 I personally do not think there is a special diet for Diabetics, basically they have to eat less of everything plus keeping in mind the amount of sugar in what they eat/drink e.g. sugar free drinks and these are good for everyone including children. If any one parent has Diabetes care is required with children's diet. Higher protein is good for Diabetics but just as good for everyone especially children.
Avatar n tn I would like to know the best diet for diabetes 2, which I take 1 pill for in the am. I have just recently had my lap band taken out. Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn I, for one, am a great believer in the Glycemic Index. It works for me. Yes, you have to watch the amount of carbs you eat but it does matter what kind of carbs they are and where they fall on the GI. As for rice, white or brown, it has the same effect on my blood sugar (a bad one!) and so I have cut it out of my diet. Pumpernickel works for me and does not spike my glucose levels.
Avatar f tn Thank you everyone! Your answers have helped a lot!