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which rice is best for diabetics

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Chapati: Chapati made of whole wheat or other whole grains - it has more fiber and less complex carbohydrates than rice. All purpose (white) flour is also not ... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
All should avoid: Everyone, including diabetics should avoid white rice. White rice is natural rice that has been stripped of its three outer layers which contain all o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Diabetes and rice: Rice is a simple carbohydrate which increases blood glucose. Focus on lean meats, nuts, legumes (beans) and vegetables.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Rice: Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? If you are type 2 you should not call yourself a "diabetic". You have diabetes and should work towards getting ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Many!: There are a lot of great foods out there - perfect for diabetes. The key is high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and low in simple carbohydrate (suga ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
There is no "one.": Poultry anf fish are usually lean, but not as dense as lean beef or pork (contain more water). All are great. Just make sure it is lean! best baked, g ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Brown rice better: Hi. White rice, like all refined grains, is less healthy for you than the whole grain (brown rice in this case, but also whole wheat compared to white ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic foot: This question is not specific enough. Do you mean what is the best bandage for a diabetic foot ulceration?
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Most important: Not a simple sugar candy , cookies, cakes, ice cream pies, watery fruits, or sugar-free, no sugar added that are > 60 calories / serving as oft ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No...: White rice has a high glycemic index and eating too much too often results in elevated blood sugar, Insulin and fat storage which can involve the live ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Diet and meds: A diabetic diet is the basis of any treatment. If diet is not effective then medications are added.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Food Questions: Medicine is silent on this. There are so many options that this question is really out of bounds for this simple app. Medicine will tell you that bre ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetic Foods: Avoid excess sugars, high carb counts, and added calories which can cause unwanted weight gain and blood sugar spikes. Follow a healthful meal plan f ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Uncontrolled DM: There is no substitute, natural or otherwise, for insulin. When blood sugars are chronically elevated to this degree, we strongly consider Insulin fir ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Salmon: Any non "shell fish" would be good for gout, as long as it is not fried.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
None even artificial: Dm, both types i & ii, is inability to handle sugar in a healthy way, thus drives disease. Even all artificial sweeteners, just because they "taste s ... Read More
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Diet, exercise, meds: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Insulin: There are several options. Long acting insulin - 24 hours - is best taken at bedtime or shortly before. Pre-meal insulin has a much shorter duration a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Doesn't matter: Artificial sweeteners are fine; even small amounts of sugar are ok as it occurs naturally in most foods or your body will make it as needed. Main thin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Evangelista
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Low-purine Diet : Low-purine diets-- i.e., diets low in beans, meat extracts, kidneys, liver, sweetbreads (tripe, menudo, etc), bacon, , turkey, sardines, smelts, herri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Low purine foods: Gout can be triggered by purine rich foods, diuretics or alcohol. It causes the body to have an increase in uric acid resulting from too much product ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sugar: Diabetics frequently carry with them some sugar to take quickly if they feel a hypoglycemic episode come on quickly.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Fast food can be OK: Tips include getting junior burgers, skipping the fries and getting fruit or a salad, drinking water or tea, and walking in to order and eat instead o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Metformin: Metformin is clearly the best drug for type 2 diabetes, and it is generic and cheap. Metformin is also the only drug shown to reduce heart disease and ... Read More

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