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Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

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Here's some information about an alternative view. Please read this if you have just read this article, and you're under the impression that these recommendations are the only realistic way to deal with diabetes through diet. This article is from 2006, and even more is known now.

Research. Talk to your doctor. Research some more. There is a lot of information out there! Report
These kinds of recommendations made my grandpa go from type 2 meds dependant diabetic to insulin dependant diabetic then dead from complications diabetic.

These kinds of recommendations have made my dad a meds dependant diabetic switching to insulin dependant diabetic very soon.

These kinds of recommendations are far to high in carbohydrates for diabetics. Especially those that want to control the disease through diet alone. Because you can control this disease with diet, you just have to want to.

Please do your research people. Your quality and length of life depends on it! Report
Sad to see you're still recommending toxic artificial sweeteners, especially to diabetics. :( Report
I agree that each person has their own level of Carbs needed. I do agree with the comment made about the amount of carbs is too much. I tried using 45 carbs per meal. My blood sugars rose up to 220. I was, at that time under a diabetic nurses care. She was teaching me about eating as a diabetic. I had just been diagnosed. So for one week I followed the ADA plan. My blood sugars were horrible. Now, I go to a Nurse practitioner, who specializes in Diabetes. She has gotten my diet more to my body's requirements. But I believe in simple foods. A meat, a salad, and non-starchy vegetables. On occasion I allow myself a potato or rice. The potato is a small red potato, and only 1/2 cup of rice. It sounds strict, but those starches and extra carbs are just that, extra carbs, not really too necessary, except for my appetites. I used to love starchy food. I now realize that that food and too much of it set me up for diabetes and heart problems. I have lost a good 29 pounds. My A1c test was 6.1, which is fantastic for a diabetic. So watching carefully, the amount of carbs taken in helps. I found some sugar free whole wheat bread made by Nature's Own. Make sure it says sugar free. They make another whole wheat bread that looks like the sugar free one. Report
I think the ranges of carbs are too high. For a person with diabetes or pre diabetes these ranges are very dangerous. Besides, take in consideration that carbs trigger your hunger, so this information is not useful. Report
Thank you for that list, will be printing out and keeping in my purse so wherever I go it will be with me. Report
Thanks for the info. Report
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. Report
Thank you for this Very helpful article. Report
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! Report
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 Report
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. Report
Dear Mrs. Becky Hand (Author),

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 Report
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. Report

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