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Are dairy products bad for type 2 diabetes?

Are dairy products bad for type 2 diabetes?

Depends: The higher the fat content of dairy products the less the impact on the glycemic index. If you do not have cholesterol problems, then use whole milk and stay away from the low fat dairy products. ...Read more

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Can diabetes type 2 patients eat jaggery?

Can diabetes type 2 patients eat jaggery?

Just sugar: Why would you eat sugar if you have diabetes. Why not eat some healthy food in restricted amounts w/exercise to lose weight and make your diabetes better? Don't pour gasoline on a fire. ...Read more

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What are some healthy non-perishable snacks for someone with type 2 diabetes?

What are some healthy non-perishable snacks for someone with type 2 diabetes?

Snacks for diabetics: Non perishable snacks for diabetics- cereals, granola bars, raisins, crackers, pretzels, other dried fruits, nuts, etc. Make sure carbohydrate content is less than 18 gms without any sugar. These are good for travel. ...Read more

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For what reasons type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

For what reasons type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Because type 1 folks: Have absolute deficientcy of Insulin and type 2 patients have a 'relative' lack of Insulin or Insulin action. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

No: To control diabetes, the best way is to control the total calories based on the body weight. Carbs proportion should be reduced. There is no evidence indicating one kind of carbs better than others. ...Read more

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Is jenny craig a great food source for type 2 diabetes?

Is jenny craig a great food source for type 2 diabetes?

OK: Jenny craig an most of the commercial companies have a good selection of "low gycemic" foods which are good for type2 diabetes. I would also check out www.Mendosa.Com. The author is a diabetic and I have found his sight great for diet recommendations. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Largely No: Ancel keys is considered the father of the mediterranean diet. Study him on google, including the photo of him when elderly. Also study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, how the government makes you fat, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, eric westman, & many answers I have offered on healthtap. ...Read more

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How many carbs a day should type 2 diabetics eat?

How many carbs a day should type 2 diabetics eat?

It depends: Upon age, sex, height, weight and other factors. Check w/your doctor and a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

Are insulin doses needed for type 2 diabetes or just type 1?

May be both: Insulin is definitely required for t1 diabetes. Many people will require Insulin for t2 diabetes if they don't lose weight to lower Insulin resistance, their pancreas fails with prolonged period of time, or the oral medication just isn't effective enough to control their glucose. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

What are some natural drugs for type 2 diabetes?

Natural drug are...: Weight reduction of 7-10 lbs and exercising daily 45 minutes each day. Are you game? Nothing else is effective as a "natural agent" to prevent or treat diabetes. Sorry. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to differences in type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Looking for answer to differences in type 1 and 2 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetics require insulin. Type 2 diabetics can sometimes, but not always, have their blood sugars controlled by taking an oral medication. ...Read more

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Is jujube good for type 2 diabetes?

Do not rely.....: I would not rely on alternative medicine for the treatment of something as important as diabetes 2. If you do have diabetes. See a dr. And have him outline an appropriate treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Vegetarian with type 2 diabetes looking for non-soy protein to eat with carbs?

Vege protein: If your vegan, options will be limited, beans or bean pastes, nuts, nut butters, butters hummus, seitan is excellent choice , tahini, . Combinations can provide adequate nutrients rice and beans, some vegans add yeast powders to foods to get b12. ...Read more

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How many grams of all kinds of sugars is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

How many grams of all kinds of sugars is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

3-5 servings at a : Meal. One serving is 15 gms of carbohydrate. 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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Is bulgur good food for diabetes type 2?

Is bulgur good food for diabetes type 2?

See below: Bulgur wheat is a healthy choice on a diabetes diet. In fact, the american diabetes association lists bulgur as one of the best choices of whole-grain foods for people with diabetes. One cup of cooked bulgur contains approximately 33 g of total carbohydrate.The amount of carbohydrates you eat will always raise your blood sugar. So be very careful and check with your md. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can a person with ic and type 2 diabetic eat ?

See...: My diet re: avoiding sweets www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com then show it to gastroenterologist to modify as needed for ic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are fast food places that a type 2 diabetic can safely eat food at?

Can you tell me if there are fast food places that a type 2 diabetic can safely eat food at?

A few!: The most important thing is what you select. While I am far from being diabetic, I am on a low carb diet since 1985. If I have a fast food sandwich, it can't be breaded and i remove the sugar BUN and wrap it in a low carb/high fiber torilla. Eat a slad without "sweet, " dressing. And no fries! no sugar drinks. Water or unsweetened tea! ...Read more

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If one is type 2 diabetic .. Does this mean that he cannot eat everything ? How can he control his diet ? .. Concerning type of food ?

If one is type 2 diabetic ..
Does this mean that he cannot eat everything ?
How can he control his diet ? .. Concerning type of food ?

Can eat everything, : But not all at the same time. The diet must be reduced in calories to allow for weight loss with exercise. Should be three meals/day, no snacks, well balanced, avoid fatty and junk/fast food. Caloric restriction is essential as most people with t2 dm are overweight. Good nutritional information is available from a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

What foods can a type 2 diabetic eat ?

ADA diet: American diabetes association has specific diet recommendations for diabetics. The dash diet is designed for high blood pressure but is also good for diabetics. Effectively you have to count and limit carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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Is jenny craig a great food source for type 2 diabetes?

OK: Jenny craig an most of the commercial companies have a good selection of "low gycemic" foods which are good for type2 diabetes. I would also check out www.Mendosa.Com. The author is a diabetic and I have found his sight great for diet recommendations. ...Read more

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What kind of food can you be eating with type 2 diabetes?

What kind of food can you be eating with type 2 diabetes?

Diabetic Diet: There are plenty of opinions out there, but as with everything, moderation is key and individualize. I would limit simple carbs to about 150 grams a day or 50 per meal. There are some excellent resources like the American Diabetic Society and even sites from pharma companies like novo nordisk. Check your sugar 2 hours after a meal to see whether the meal you ate is good for you or not. ...Read more

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Ask a type two diabetic, what foods should my father avoid?

Ask a type two diabetic, what foods should my father avoid?

Avoid sweets/starch: As a diabetic your father has difficulty clearing sugar from his blood. Simple sugars such as table sugar and the sugar in milk, fruits etc. Will raise the blood sugar level. Starches are simple sugars in long chains. When absorbed from the GI tract they increase blood sugar as well. Limiting these things will help control the blood sugar and may allow weight loss. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good for a person with type 2 diabetes?

Please suggest what foods are good for a person with type 2 diabetes?

See below: Lower your carbohydrate intake, there is a great list on gary taube's bookhttp://garytaubes.Com/ you can also check our weigh station webpage at www.Weighstation.Net our dietitian tricia will be more than glad to give you some information. Her e-mail information is located at the webpage. ...Read more

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Anyone knows what are the other causes of diabetes mellitus type 2 besides food?

Yes: There are other risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes beside bad food choices: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs.... ...Read more

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What foods can I eat for breakfast that won't spike my sugar so much? I am type 2 diabetic.

What foods can I eat for breakfast that won't spike my sugar so much? I am type 2 diabetic.

Dairy, fruit.: Avoid all juices, chocolate milk, sugar, bread and jam. 2% white milk, yogurt, fresh fruit are healthy options. See a nutritionist for more details. Many cereals are sugar free and can also be consumed safely. Use splenda instead of sugar for your coffee. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods do you eat to maintain your type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes and food: When i see my diabetic patients, i encourage them to exercise and watch what they eat. The american diabetes association (ada) website gives good food guidelines. It's good to consume a low carbohydrate and high fiber diet. Eat whole grain bread rather than white bread. Eat brown rice rather than white rice. Watch for certain fruits high in sugar content also. Consult with your family dr. ...Read more

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Can chemical products used in procesed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2)?

Can chemical products used in procesed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2)?

Diabetes causes: It is more likely that eating the processed foods are one of the causes because of the high glycemic impact that processed foods have. ...Read more

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Could chemical products used in processed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2?

Could chemical products used in processed foods be the cause of diabetes type 2?

Diabetes Type 2: Chemicals can cause problems, but it is more likely that the processed foods are spiking your blood sugar. When a machine processes food, there is very little digesting to do, so it often turns quickly into sugar when you eat it. Not good at all. ...Read more

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How does eating healthy foods help someone who already has type two diabetes if it can't be cured?

How does eating healthy foods help someone who already has type two diabetes if it can't be cured?

It matters a lot: If you eat the right foods, you can go off most if not all diabetic meds. It is not a question of carbs but what type of carbs - you want low glycemic index foods (lists available all over the web). You should also cut out all meat from your diet, not eat processed foods except rarely, never drink soda (even diet) or eat fast food, and eat lots of fresh fruits/veggies, whole grains, nuts, & beans. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Grams of sugar in foods, how many grams should I keep it under?

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I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Grams of sugar in foods, how many grams should I keep it under?

Diabetes: Rather than think in terms of grams of sugar, focus on eating healthy foods. Check out http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295. Then ask your Family Doc for referral to nutritionist & diabetic educator. Check your feet regularly & eyes at least annually. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed type 2 diabetic w/ an A1c of 10.2. After radically changing my lifestyle and food intake my A1c is now5.1. Am i effectively "cured"?

Changes with age: Agree with answer provided we would love to see more patients like you you will always be a diabetic who is in control with life style as mentioned make sure the life style has moved your good cholestrol HDL in a good range as you advance in age studies have shown worsening glucose balance attend md regular keep company of whatever motivated you. ...Read more

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Is bulgur good food for diabetes type 2?

See below: Bulgur wheat is a healthy choice on a diabetes diet. In fact, the american diabetes association lists bulgur as one of the best choices of whole-grain foods for people with diabetes. One cup of cooked bulgur contains approximately 33 g of total carbohydrate.The amount of carbohydrates you eat will always raise your blood sugar. So be very careful and check with your md. ...Read more

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Why is sugar considered an allergic food for someone whose parents had type two diabetes?

Why is sugar considered an allergic food for someone whose parents had type two diabetes?

Sugar isn't: Sugar is not an allergen. Diabetes is a condition when the body cannot produce enough insulin. Insulin is needed to move sugars into the cells necessary for metabolism. Type ii diabetes is most often associated with obesity. ...Read more

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I am a type two diabetic. What is food to be followed. Having little burning sensstion in palm?

I am a type two diabetic. What is food to be followed. Having little burning sensstion in palm?

Lifestyle change: Youare best to schedule a consultation with an endocrinologist and nutritionist to develop a lifelong change in habits that will help to minimize the complications of diabetes. ...Read more

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I am 54yo and was just told I have type 2 diabetes. When looking at grams of sugar on food labels how many grams should I try to keep it under?

I am 54yo and was just told I have type 2 diabetes. When looking at grams of sugar on food labels how many grams should I try to keep it under?

Type 2 diabetes: Believe it or not, your goal MUST be to rid yourself of type 2 diabetes. Two things: Keep your weight under control. Please see a diabetologist and plan approaches to to truly rid yourself of diabetes. Once that happens - should not take too long - you will "teach" all your family and friends about getting rid of type 2 diabetes. Please keep me informed if you don't mind. ...Read more

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