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Diabetic Food Exchange List
Eat Healthy.: No specific foods to avoid. As a diabetic eat a healthy diet with general avoidance of high simple sugar intake. There is no prohibition on any food, but you should use common sense and measure bg to get an idea of which foods are reasonable and which are not. If gastritis is due to medications, treatment is to avoid those meds or add additional protective treatment not avoid foods. ...Read more
Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?
Become more active: You will likely have the same problem with each pregnancy, so in between increase your aerobic activity level and loose weight if possible. Meet with the dietitian to discuss your specific dietary concerns - unless you really just want to eat lousy foods there are usually healthy alternatives. Otherwise you;ll have to take pills or use Insulin shots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner. What if I don't like them?
Count carb content: The major goal of gestational diabetes is to control the post-prandial (after-meal) sugar levels. The greatest predictor of the degree of post-prandial glucose rise is the person's carb intake at that meal. So if you don't like the nutritionist's suggestions, you may want to substitute other types of carb intake while maintaining the same total # of carbs. Ask them for other food possibilities. ...Read more
Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?
Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as: Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage); Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more
Pls tell in detail what types of food shud she eat as she is a diabetic TB patient with uric acid 6.3.Pls give a list of items what to eat and avoid bcz she is havin drastic weightlos n weakness.Detail
Mostly a myth: Free speech allows people to promote concerns about "artificial chemicals in food" with little real evidence. The mainstream "processed food" diet in fact has much that is unhealthy. Diabetes is an autoimmune (type i) or genetically programmed, lifestyle-modified (type ii) disease & so far nobody's demonstrated to real scientists any strong relationship with "chemicals." stay fit & eat sensibly. ...Read more
Mostly mythical: Type i diabetes is a smoldering autoimmune disease with stronger (and still dubious) links to viruses than to chemicals. Type ii diabetes is genetically programmed and can be staved off fairly well by staying physically fit. While your physician is required by law to tell you the truth as hard-headed experimental science best understands it, internet scare sites finance themselves by misleading u. ...Read more
No borderline: There is no "borderline" diabetes. You either have diabetes or you don't. There are no specific foods that are beneficial. It's the total of what you eat. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. There are no "magic" foods. Don't believe what you hear from friends, tv or the internet. Get professional advice. ...Read more
Healthy foods: Hi. DO's: whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (olive, canola), nonfat dairy, lean meats DON'T's: fast food, processed food, high fructose corn syrup, high in simple sugar, high in saturated fat, hydrogenated oils Read ingredient labels. Eat healthily and exercise regularly! Good luck! ...Read more
Low carbohyrate food: Anyone who is at risk for developing diabetes should follow a healthy diet low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories. This will help promote weight loss that will also help prevent diabetes. Foods high in carbohydrates to avoid would include many processed foods, breads, pastas, many sweets, etc. I recommend that diabetics or those at risk pay close attention to food labels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High carbohydrate: Generally foods that are high in carbohydrate are considered the worst for diabetics. Of these, bread of all types is problematic as it causes a rapid rise in blood sugar. Fried foods also should be avoided secondary to high caloric value. A lot of information can be gained here. http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more
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 filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and lean protein. See the following link form Web MD for good information on Diabetic foods! http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetic-food-list-best-worst-foods ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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