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I Heard That If You Have Diabetes You Cannot Eat Grapes Is That True And Why
Grapes are healthy : Grapes are a good source of fiber and antioxidants which are healthy foods for diabetics. Grapes do contain sugars (carbohydrates) . Limiting the serving size to about 1 cup is a good 30 to 40 gram healthy carb snack. Beware of grape juice as they are concentrated with the sugar from the grapes and can be a much higher carbohydrate load. ...Read more
Does grape cause blood sugar spike? Why some say it helps to regulate blood sugar and is good for diabetes?
Yes: Grapes can spike blood sugar especially if not followed by sufficient exercise. Red grape pomace, however, which is the left over grapes seeds and skins from wine making, given before a starchy meal inhibits the rise in blood sugar by inhibiting the enzyme Alpha glucosidase. It also is high in healthful anti-oxidants. ...Read more
Is moderate sweet fruits like blueberry, raspberry, plum, peach, orange , grapes etc bad for type 2 diabetes? What should I look for when getting fruits?
Fruits and diabetes.: Fruits are fine for people with diabetes. But you have to find fruits with a fair amount of fiber, and eat them in moderate quantities as parts of mixed meals also containing proteins and a little bit of fat. Stick with apples, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and grapes for the most part, and the others for variety's sake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?
No evil in sugar: There is nothing evil about sugar, which has been implicated in countless health problems over the years. Sugar is not the problem; calories are. (this goes for high-fructose corn syrup, as well.) too many calories makes one overweight. Being overweight leads to Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The solution is eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can someone help me with what foods a person can and cannot eat when they have high cholesterol and diabetes and can't eat sugar.
Great question: Your question is superb but requires an extensive answer which is beyond the scope of the space allotted here. Please ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist who will review in detail all the foods and amounts of food that will help keep both your cholesterol and blood sugar in good control. The key to lowering your lipids is excellent control of your diabetes. ...Read more
I am probably in a stage 3 CKD. I am a bit confused about my diet. What I can/cannot eat especially when there are early signs of a type 2 diabetes ?
Post-prandial result: Although most blood tests are supposed to be done in the fasting state, the after-meal (or post-prandial) glucose result can be very useful in certain settings. If you have diabetes and do a blood test after eating, the result can help determine whether you are eating too much carbs or need medication adjustments. American diabetes assn recommends a post-prandial glucose target less than 180 mg/dl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Severe diabetes with it's multi-system effects can make pregnancy less likely or a health risk to the mother.However, a woman with diabetes can become pregnant & if well managed can have a relatively normal pregnancy.This often takes coordination between the diabetes team/ob & receiving pediatrician. Infants of diabetics are at risk of a variety of medical problems at birth. Many do quite well. ...Read more
Does too much sugar really cause diabetes? I've always heard "eating too much sugar can cause diabetes." is this true?
If I can encourage my mom to eat better and exercise more, can we cure her diabetes? I heard u can reverse it from a friend on Facebook
It depends...: Type 1 diabetes can not be cured but some cases of Type 2 can; this is not easy but with major dietary changes, exercise and weight loss many cases of Type 2 have been reversed. Gabriel Cousens MD has found that a raw vegan diet usually has dramatic benefits- see http://bit.ly/14OzP4J & http://bit.ly/SzjnR2 & http://bit.ly/1dlmd23 for details. For this to work, your mom must be motivated!!! ...Read more
Portion control: Counting calories, avoiding sweets, checking with the restaurant ahead of time if they'll provide a calorie controlled meal (any decent restaurant will). Even mickeyds and other fast food restaurants will provide you with the calorie equivalents of their choices if you ask them. ...Read more
Diet for type 2 diab: Diet for diabetic should be no sugars that includes sucrose, glucose and fructose and restrictions in carbohydrates.Having said that most of yhe type 2 diabetics also have high cholesterol high blood pressure and then you have to restrict salt, and sorces of cholesterol, red meat and milk products, mor poultry, fish, vegetables and whole grains and a serving of nuts.But it is best to consult dietician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High antioxidant: A recent study shows daily consumtion of berries decreases the incidence of strokes 33%- blueberry, strawberry, black berry & raspberry etc.High in vit c & antioxidants. ...Read more
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