A 40-year-old member asked:
i am a prediabetic and just found out the other day. what can i eat?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Rothman answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Reduce carb intake: Adult onset diabetes is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes.
Answered on Feb 26, 2015
Dr. Dean Giannone answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too.
Answered on Nov 9, 2015
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