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Is Cucumber Good For Diabetes
Yes: Most studies r done on cinnamon cassia-the most common form in the market. A systematic review of studies have shown some decreases in fasting blood sugar & response to oral glucose tolerance tests. One showed reduction in FBS of 18-29%. No definite conclusions for therapy but it does have anti-hyperglycemic properties. 1, 000mg = 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon per day is effective or "aqueous" extract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch quantity: For someone with diabetes, corn counts as a grain, or carb, rather than as a vegetable. Fresh corn, in particular, contains many valuable vitamins and can be part of a healthy diet. However, because it is a grain, it must be counted against your carb allowance for that meal. 1 medium ear has 26 gm of carbs; 1/2 cup cut corn has 21 gm carbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Cinnamon has been studied but results are inconclusive. A recent review of studies using cinnamon showed that cinnamon might help with glycemic control (lowering hgba1c). And side effects are minimal. What is clear is that cinnamon should not be used alone for diabetes but should be part of a comprehensive lifestyle program that includes the right diet and exercise. ...Read more
Diabetes And Coffee: Coffee is good for prevention of diabetes.In a study it was found if you drink more than6/7cups regular or decaf coffee daily you have 35% less chance of developig diabetes as compared to those who drink less than2cups a day. Those who drink4to6cups of coffee a day reduce their risk by28%.It may be due to antioxidant effect and mineral like magnesium&chromium, which helps body use insulin. Not caff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Management of prediabetes & prevention of progression is be judicious about carb intake. Consider seeing dietician & learn how to read food label accurately to help you. Lose weight, stay active, & control other factors such as cholesterol & blood pressure. If the coconut milk has low carb content, it can be part of your diet. Try to check your sugar 2 hr after drinking to see its effect on you. ...Read more
Consider raw vegan!: I do not normally advocate a raw vegan diet, as it is somewhat extreme & hard to follow, but it might be worth a try based on the exciting work of gabriel cousins md, author of there is a cure for diabetes. See http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=-o6gh6qbpfw if you try this for a month or so and get good results you can probably transition to a less extreme diet over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wont make a differen: the key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more
No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: There is no good diet for hypoglycemia. If you have diabetes and take insulin you need to reduce the dose. If you are not on medication for diabetes and your blood sugar is low please call your doctor and a visit to the Emergency Room would be important - and do that ASAP. ...Read more
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