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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice  bad for blood sugar?

Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more

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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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Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Metabolic syndrome: I am not sure why you are on a calcium channel blocker, but ace inhibitors are first line in diabetes with hypertension. Metabolic syndrome is a problem of obesity, high bp, high blood lipids and poor sugar control. The best approach to this is to eliminate refined foods from the diet. Eat a quart of vegetables daily. Omega 3 oils, magnesium, Alpha lipoic acid and aerobics are very helpful. ...Read more

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Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Which foods are eatables for a diabetic patient??

Which foods are eatables for a diabetic patient??

MANY: There is not enough space to tell you, but the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a good web-site to educate you on what foods are best for a diabetic patient... http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/ Generally, avoid carbohydrates and concentrated sweets as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! you will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Whether almonds eating is good for blood sugar patients?

Whether almonds eating is good for blood sugar patients?

Yes: Look at carbohydrate content to decide how much is ok for sugars, but overall almonds are a very good healthy snack. ...Read more

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Are glucose tablets good for people with hypoglycemia?

Are glucose tablets good for people with hypoglycemia?

No: they should be used in case of emergency only. They will raise the blood sugar but they will also increase insulin production that will drop blood sugar more later. It is best to eat multiple small meals or to eat something sweet followed by protein like peanut butter or cheese to be metabolized slowly to keep the blood sugar up ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

Cornerstone: Diet, exercise and weight loss are the cornerstone of diabetes therapy. Without them, you need a lot more medication, the medication doesn't work as well, and you'll develop complications sooner and die at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets good for obese people to try?

Are low carb diets good for obese people to try?

Low carb diet: Yes, but keep in mind that that anything too extreme is usually not healthy for you. In general, lean protein, fruits, vegetables , water are good for you. Too many carbs, sugars, fats, sodas and other high fructose beverages are bad for you. ...Read more

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Is following the Atkins diet and using Atkins products a good diet for type 2 diabetics?

Is following the Atkins diet and using Atkins products a good diet for type 2 diabetics?

Yes, if lose weight: An atkins diet is an extreme low carbohydrate diet. Most people are not able to follow this diet long term. Despite eating more fat on this diet, if you eat very little carbs and are losing weight, your diabetes will improve. ...Read more

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What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

Vegetables...: Healthy vegetables are a good place to start. Even some vegetables like carrots are best in moderation. Fruits, while natural can be high in sugar. ...Read more

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I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

Determine Yourself: Most marketing, advice&products, is only marketing to sell stuff, Not Reality. I disagree with other answers. To figure out what works for you, weigh daily, to 0.01 lbs accuracy, after up & commode, & record. Mentally do a detailed review of specific foods & quantities you ate previous day & Start Seeing What Works vs. What Does Not. LCHF really helps. Study my answers, DietDoctor.com & NuSI.org. ...Read more

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Which fruits can diabetic patients eat?

Which fruits can diabetic patients eat?

Fruits and diabetes: You can eat any fruit you like but before each fruit new to you check your blood sugar before you eat it and check again before you start eating your next food intake. That does not mean you should not take and enjoy fruit. It just means that you may have to mildly adjust your diabetes medication. Enjoy and share with family and friends. ...Read more

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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; ...Read more

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