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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Diabetic Diet (Overview)

Healthy diabetic eating includes limiting foods that are high in sugar eating smaller portions, spread out over the day being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day eating less fat limiting your use of alcohol using less salt.


Dr. Vikram Patel
296 Doctors shared insights

Diabetic Diet (Overview)

Healthy diabetic eating includes limiting foods that are high in sugar eating smaller portions, spread out over the day being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day eating less fat limiting your use of alcohol using less salt.


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Where can I find a good diabetic diet?

Where can I find a good diabetic diet?

Visit nutrionist: Who can help formulate a diet and plan with you. ...Read more

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Diabetic diet (Tip)

Diabetic complications are reduced when people exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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What foods does a diabetic diet consist of?

What foods does a diabetic diet consist of?

Low glycemic index: Whole foods, fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Avoid simple carbohydrates, breads, fatty and salty foods. ...Read more

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How do I prepare a diabetic diet for my son?

How do I prepare a diabetic diet for my son?

Diabetes education: The best way to receive education for diabetes is to be seen at a diabetes center. Certified diabetes educators, often nurses and nutritionists, are most helpful. ...Read more

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Diabetic diet (Tip)

High glycemic index carbs should be minimized, low glycemic index carbs are part of healthy diet. ...See more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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What are good foods to eat for a diabetic diet?

What are good foods to eat for a diabetic diet?

Good Food: Good foods for someone with diabetes are the same as good foods for someone without diabetes. Maintaining a balance between carbs (sugar & starch), protein, and fat is one goal. Another is emphasizing complex carbs over simple carbs to spread sugar absorption out over a longer timeframe and reduce "spikes" in blood sugar. Complex carbs = whole grain, starchy vegetables, beans. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diabetic diet?

What is the definition or description of: diabetic diet?

Watch carbohydrates: Healthy diabetic eating includes

limiting foods that are high in sugar
eating smaller portions, spread out over the day
being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat
eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day
eating less fat
limiting your use of alcohol
using less salt. ...Read more

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Diabetic diet (Tip)

Less carbs better weight; increased protein better strength; balanced diets best. ...See more

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Can following a diabetic diet if I'm not diabetic be beneficial?

Can following a diabetic diet if I'm not diabetic be beneficial?

Can't hurt: A diabetic diet limits simple/processed carbohydrates & unhealthy fats, and should include plenty of natural fiber & foods rich in vitamins & minerals, so it is healthy for almost anyone. If you are at increased risk for developing diabetes, following a diabetic diet may decrease your chances of getting the disease. Joining a diabetic friend/family in their diet is a great way to show your support. ...Read more

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I feel better on the diabetic diet but I'm not really a diabetic. Should I keep doing it?

I feel better on the diabetic diet but I'm not really a diabetic. Should I keep doing it?

Yes: The diabetic diet is good for even non-diabetics, as most of us eat too much sugar anyway. Just do not make the mistake of using artificial sugars such as nutrasweet or splenda, etc. Stevia is safe in reasonable quantities. ...Read more

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Diabetic diet (Tip)

Any diet that restricts caloric intake is comparable to low carb diet. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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Diabetic diet (Tip)

Low carb diet fad; the truth is moderation; complex carbs ok. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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Is there a diabetic diet home delivery program?

Most likely many: Also free magazine diabetic life, and free tv channel about diabetes. ...Read more

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Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Is eating spicy foods okay if you are on a diabetic diet?

Yes: Yes, providing that you monitor your carbohydrate intake and there are no other reasons you should not be eating spicy foods, such as acid reflux. ...Read more

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Diabetic diet (Tip)

A low carbohydrate diet is much more effective for weight loss than a low fat diet. ...See more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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How can an insulin resistant diet differ from a diabetic diet?

How can an insulin resistant diet differ from a diabetic diet?

A diet to: Reduce Insulin resistance needs to restrict calories to below what you burn up with activity. That's basically a diet for someone with Insulin resistance, prediabetes or diabetes, but there may be more specifics needed as you go further, due to blood pressure, lipids, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Diabetic diet (Tip)

Low carb diets are good for lifting weight but remember it is carbs that fuel the brain. Eat healthy. ...See more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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Can following a diabetic diet plan if I'm not diabetic be beneficial in any way?

Can following a diabetic diet plan if I'm not diabetic be beneficial in any way?

Yes: While is there is no such thing as a true diabetic diet, diabetics are usually coached on eating healthier, including low fat, low cholesterol, and low carbohydrate meals which usually means fewer calories. All of the above can lead to beneficial weight loss and healthier foods. ...Read more

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To support my wife I am thinking about following her diabetic diet with her - is there any reason not to?

Wonderful!: What a wonderful husband! Your support will make it much easier for her to control her diabetes. And it might make you healthier, too, because a diabetic diet is basically a healthy, well-balanced diet that anyone can follow safely. ...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