Once you've chosen a diabetes program, the nutrition tracker won't let you change your carb goals, so it's pretty useless. I've considered switching to the regular program, but then it won't let you enter the glucose level.
WHAT DRINKS CAN A PERSON WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES DRINK?? BESIDES DIET SODA??? PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME, MY HUSBAND-TO-BE NEEDS SOMETHING OTHER THAN DIET SODAS!! HE'S GETTING SICK OF DRINKING DIET SODAS!!! THANKS, LAUREN
Amen Lee. They are following the party line on how to treat diabetes. There's nothing wrong with saturated fat or cholesterol. The body needs cholesterol to make hormones. It isn't cholesterol that causes heart disease, it's carbs!
8/16/2012 8:30:13 AM
I am a South African, living in South Africa, Cape Town, and we dont always have what is listed on the diet, is there a possibilty for a South African Diet, because i like what i see. i am a dibetic type 2 and on insulin as well. thanking you June
7/24/2012 3:28:58 PM
Those who are looking for gluten-free whole grains should try quinoa, millet and chia seeds. Also, brown rice is an excellent gluten-free grain. Quinoa, millet and chia are ancient "new" grains full of protein, fiber and many other healthy nutrients, too.
i have to also follow a glutenfree diet which makes it very difficult to get whole grain products in my lokal food store here in germany. i wonder how easy it is in USA, because i am planing to visit my daughter in Texas. Could u or anyone here reading give me some advise where to find whole grain but glutenfree bread, oats, cereals + noodles in San Antanio? Do i have to order thru internet like i have to do here in germany?
the glutenfree oats do cost me 10x more than regular, the whole-grain noodles 15x more ... but including the oats which lowered my blood sugar is very important for me.
i have also heard from different Doctors that chromium is also important for diabetic's, is there anyone who has good experiences?
i apreciate any response - wishing all a gr8 new week with lots of good success in everything
I just love SP. So much information. Diagnosed in Nov. with Type 2 and I try to spend a little bit of time every day on this site to help me learn to manage this disease. I am continually impressed and I really do learn something new everyday.
This was a great article. I have had Type II Diabetes for 5 years and still struggle with denial. I appreciated how specific the author was about certain foods and also the step by step instructions on setting the Nutrition Tracker for my needs. Thanks!
Just joined SP and love it. I am already tracking my daily food and learning the gram counts and calories of everything. This is extremely important as I was just told I have type2 diabetes. I've been off sugar and watching what I eat and trying to limit those carbs and eating good foods and I have already lost weight. This website is a great resource for me. Thanks SP!
8/11/2010 11:59:02 PM
This is my first day on here after finding the SparkPeople app on my Blackberry. Likewise, this site was discussed on my employer's wellness page. I've joined to make my "wellness" commitment a little easier to track. One of my main concerns is my carb intake because of type II diabetes. After setting up my profile and having the site set my daily levels for nutrition goals I noticed the site recommended somewhere close to 300 carbs daily as the median. This article reinforced my first thought that I would need to self adjust the carb goals in line with my Dr. recommended meal and snack intake.
Thanks for the updates - having been dx'd with Diabetes in November I have since lost 85 pounds (115 in a year) and eliminated one of my meds! yaaay me.
leestriegel - I am sorry you had to post such a post as you did. A little bit of knowledge and reading would show you that there is a difference in carbs in whole grains and starchy vegetables. Both still have to be eaten in moderation but whole grains are healthier than starchy veg. and your body uses them differently. Managing meals is tricky and if you have diabetes you learn this very quickly. As well, what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for others and you constantly balance.
Please take the time to learn more details about these conditions before you make such an uninformed statement in forums where people are trying to learn not only to eat more healthy but to deal with a medical condition as well. It's hard to do both.
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