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List Of Low Sugar Foods For Diabetics
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
High glycemic index(GI) foods that have high effect on blood sugar level -will eating such foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI foods?
R black beans low in sugar and safe for diabetics to consume? What r other beans that diabetics can eat?
Beans are good: Beans, in general are a good food choice for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They are rich in fiber, and provide both starch and Amino Acids (protein building blocks). Portion control is key to staying within a carb allowance or matching Insulin to carbs. 1/2 cup of cooked black beans contain 13 gm of digestible carbs + 8 gm fiber, 8 gm protein, and 114 calories. ...Read more
How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms
Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more
Is a diabetic to eat more of complex carbohydrates and reduce simple carbs...What are foods having complex carbs and will it cotrol PP sugar levels.
In general,: it is the glycemic index (GI) of the food that makes a significant difference in how the food affects PP glucose levels. The higher the GI the faster and the more it will increase blood glucose level. More complex carbohydrates tend to have lower GI than simple carbohydrates. Understanding GI can be very beneficial in controlling diabetes. A wealth of information about GI is available online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can be tricky: Glycemic index refers to the impact that food has on the blood sugar level. Some foods are absorbed very rapidly and raise the blood sugar rapidly (sugar, simple carbohydrates) while others have very low impact on blood sugar and thus a low glycemic index (meats, fat). There are some "sugars" promoted as low glycemic index, but this almost is contradictory. Moderation is the key with diabetes risk. ...Read more
What is more important in managing blood sugar for pre-diabetes? Preventing spikes or lowering averages?
Both: Initially it was thought that the average blood sugar is most important ie what is measured by hgba1c. Recently an increasing amount of effort has been focused on postprandial spikes with multiple doses of short acting Insulin being administered prior to meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High proteins low ca: Low carbohydrate diets will provide lesser amounts of sugar. So avoid sweets, use high protein diets which include soy products including tofu, eggs, nuts and low fat dairy products like milk and yogurt. If you need additional help, add exercise...This will help you to lower your sugar and bring your weight down which helps your pancreas to lower your blood sugars much better. ...Read more
High risk of injury: The main risk s of low blood sugars are injuries and brain damage.. Most of the body can switch to alternate energy sources if there is too little glucose in the blood. Brain cells, however, can only utilize glucose. Prolonged severe low sugars can cause seizures and permanent brain damage directly. Lows can also make the brain unable to help you prevent injuries (falls, car crashes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a link between endometriosis, hypoglycemia, and low tolerance to fatty foods, meat and sugar?
Diabetic?: Hi. I assume (hate to do that) that you're diabetic on a drug that can cause hypoglycemia. Treat low blood sugar with sugar! Your doctor treating your diabetes should go over this with you. If it's a scary low, but you can treat yourself, I suggest liquid sugar (juice, sugar soda). If not scary low, you can do solid sugar (candy, etc). If you're unconscious, have someone give glucagon or call EMTs ...Read more
Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?
Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as: Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage); Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more
SometimesMildCase: Once a diagnosis of Type2 Diabetes is made and the blood sugar and A1c Hemoglobin is borderline,then lifestyle modifications like weight loss,low carb diet and exercise may be the treatment at that stage But needs follow up blood test and at some stage you may need Meds ...Read more
Hi i am i diabetic but struggle to loose weight what foods is a no no and what can i do to reduse sugar my intake is low but my giving out high?
Decrease carbs: A simple diabetic eating plan is to have no more than 2 measured servings of carbohydrates (sugars, starches) per meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and no more than 1 measured servings of carbohydrates per snack (2 snacks per day). Starches include bread, pasta, rice, and starchy vegetables e.g. potatoes, beans (other than green beans). One serving of carbohydrate equals 15grams of carbohydrates. ...Read more
I am a type 1 diabetic. My question is, when my sugar drops, what is a low calorie food that will bring my sugar up?
Docs can you explain what is a fast food/drink to bring up blood sugar level quickly for a diabetic who's level has dropped too low?
If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?
Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more
I'm throwing up and diabetic my blood sugar is low, but I can't keep anything down. No juice or food I just throw it back up, my blood sugar is 45 help ?
Pass the peas please: Though peas contain carbohydrate, their high fiber and protein content slow digestion. This results in moderating blood glucose levels.They rate low on the glycemic index scale, which is a ranking of how carbohydrates affect blood sugar. You list irritable bowel syndrome as a condition. Peas are a soluble fiber, which promotes gentle regularity necessary for people with IBS. Hope this helps. Best. ...Read more
Depends: A diabetic with intact hypoglycemic response should wake up when bgs drop <70. However, if ur sugars are too low for too long, ur body gets use to it and your alarm may be set lower, for example...If ur bgs are usually 60's or you drop to 60's often, your body may not have symptoms until bg > 40's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varying glucose: Need more information by what you mean by high and low sugar. This will depend if you are in fasting state or after having eaten. So can vary from 60 fasting to 180 in a normal. Without talking to you and examining you I cannot suggest any of the many causes of more variable blood glucose. ...Read more
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
Likely Depends onMom: Bg is typically just a spot measurement with relatively poor correlation to sugar concentration over time & many methods, eg. The finger-tip bleed method, are not that accurate, in addition to being only momentary values. On the other hand, if your dad & esp. Mom had considerable body fat and/or were diabetic & newborn's low bg is related to their behaviors & tx, then yes, likely a big correlation. ...Read more
2 1/2 month old someways sleeps all day and barely eats next day up all day and eating all day! why? Low sugar? Diabetic? Scared!
Get an evaluation.: With young infants, it's very important to document that they are growing and gaining. I always feel that one of the best indicators of how a baby or child is doing is how they act. If an infant is very lethargic (like a dishrag) - or very irritable, they need to be checked. It is scary sometimes with a baby who can't talk to you yet! get some help and reassurance from your baby's doctor. ...Read more
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