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A diet plan for diabetic?

A diet plan for diabetic?

Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Will a juicing diet hurt a diabetic?

Will a juicing diet hurt a diabetic?

Healthy Lifestyle: Fad diets and some juice diets can be associated with health risks. A healthy lifestyle with a balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins & fats is best. You will be missing out on important nutrients if you only drink juice. Juice may be high in vitamins but is mostly sugar. This much sugar will have an effect on your blood glucose levels & how much Insulin is needed to control it. ...Read more

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Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

Is diet coke bad for a diabetic?

No: Sugary liquids are not good choices for diabetics. Therefore, diet drinks are acceptable in diabetics. ...Read more

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Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes but: With any vegetarian diet, it is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. A raw diet will make it harder, still. However, switching to a healthier vegetarian diet should help control diabetes and high blood pressure if it is associated with exercise and weight loss. If you are serious, make an appointment with a registered dietitian to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. ...Read more

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Is fruit a great addition to a diabetic's diet?

Is fruit a great addition to a diabetic's diet?

Balance sugar: Fruits are good, as long as you keep in mind the high content of sugar in most fruits. See the site below for guidance regarding diabetic diet: http://www.Umm.Edu/patiented/articles/what_general_guidelines_a_diabetes_diet_000042_2.Htm. ...Read more

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If a non-diabetic follows a diabetic diet will they lose weight?

Likely: Simply because you theoretically are eating a more balanced diet with smaller portions you should lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

WWW.diabetes.org: By the age showed here of 13, you should not be on this website--but your parents/older siblings can register to ask questions for you. The www.Diabetes.Org website has incredible amount of info on caring for diabetes, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol etc... Please check with your parents and see your doctor regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

Please suggest a diet for a diabetic low blood pressure patient?

Low carb, high prot.: A low carbohydrate/high protein diet is likely the best to help with these things. It does depend on the type of diabetes as type i needs Insulin and so more sugar/carbohydrate might be needed to avoid hypoglycemia, and type ii doesn't need Insulin and so less carbs may be needed. But either way a diet rich in proteins and vegetables like carrots and celery and exercise and low in carbs is good. ...Read more

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Should diabetics be on a low carbohydrate diet?

Should diabetics be on a low carbohydrate diet?

Yes but...: Diabetic diet is low carb diet. They can eat complex carbs but in limited amounts. A diabetic who is on Insulin and not follow low carb diet, he or she can gain weight very fast. ...Read more

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Can eating a diet high in fat increase my risk for diabetes?

Maybe: Depends on your genetics, what you consider to be a high fat diet, and your activity level. A high fat diet can cause obesity which carries an increased risk of type ii diabetes. There are, however, obese people who do not develop diabetes. Furthermore, the kinds of fats you eat may play a role. If most of your fats are from avocado, nuts, legumes, healthy oils, fish, you may be ok. ...Read more

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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Low carbs is theBEST: Low carbs is the beeest! basically, your choices for each meal includes protein, fat, carbs, and veggies. It is always best to focus on protein and veggies. Avoid fats (fried foods, grease, etc. Avoid sugars and white carbs (white rice, bread, white pasta). Some brown carbs are ok since they seem to lead to a slower rise in sugar levels (keeps hunger from surging). Sooo, low carbs is the beeest! ...Read more

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Need help with a low carbohydrate diet as a vegetarian?

Need help with a low carbohydrate diet as a vegetarian?

Eat beans: Most vegetarians are really carboterians so eat more plant based protein: beans, nuts/seeds, tofu/tempeh, legumes, avocados, quinoa. Aim for 7-9 servings of veggies/fruits and use only whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and steel cut oats. You can use plant based protein powders such as pea powder, maca powder and or chia since they are gluten free as well. There are vegan protein bars too. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic eat chocolates?

Can a diabetic eat chocolates?

Diabetes: Most diabetes specialists will tell you that you can have and plan for 'celebration' days. As long as your diabetes is well controlled and you know you will have more sugar on a given day you can plan for that with your other dietary choices and exercise intensity. ...Read more

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Can eating a lot of fruits cause prediabetes or diabetes?

Can eating a lot of fruits cause prediabetes or diabetes?

No: Food does not cause pre-diabetes or full diabetes. Overweight does. In pre-diabetics or diabetics the mechanism to keep the glucose levels under the normal range in the blood is lost. Many theories try to explain this like autoimmunity causing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Best diet for diabetis?

Low carbohydrates: Low in carbohydrates (concentrated sugars) and moderation. ...Read more

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How is a fad diet different than a low calorie diet?

How is a fad diet different than a low calorie diet?

Fad diet vs low cal: This is what they call an "age old" question: Which diet works best? There are LOTS of diets out there, most of which actually work to induce weight loss. The real issue is KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF. I recommend people find a diet they can actually stay on for LIFE. Lower calories, increasing exercise, avoiding processed foods, and drinking at least 64 oz of water. That's a diet for life! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more