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Food List For Diabetics Type 2
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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