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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

What foods are suggested for a low sugar diet?

Vegetables...: Healthy vegetables are a good place to start. Even some vegetables like carrots are best in moderation. Fruits, while natural can be high in sugar. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Can eating lots of sugar cause diabetes?

Not really: Eating too much sugar can lead to being overweight, which can in turn lead to diabetes. However, the amount of sugar you consume itself does not cause diabetes. ...Read more

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Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

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

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R black beans low in sugar and safe for diabetics to consume? What r other beans that diabetics can eat?

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

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Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Not good or bad: They're just food with calories in them, there is also potassium, but not enough to make a difference. A calorie is a calorie. There are no magic foods. ...Read more

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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

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

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What foods have high levels of carbohydrate?

What foods have high levels of carbohydrate?

Foods with ...: Foods with sugar or starch. All grains, potatoes, many fruits, etc. You can google for the carb content of anything! ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

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 more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

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

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Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

Could consuming low glycemic index sugar lead to diabetes?

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

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What is more important in managing blood sugar for pre-diabetes? Preventing spikes or lowering averages?

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 more

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Please suggest what foods are in the low blood sugar diet?

Please suggest what foods are in the low blood sugar diet?

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

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Why is low blood sugar levels such health risk in diabetes?

Why is low blood sugar levels such  health risk in diabetes?

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 more

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Please explain which foods are good for low blood sugar?

Please explain which foods are good for low blood 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

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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?

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

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Can you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

Can you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

OJ: 4 oz oj, hard candy, cake icing, sugar tablets are just a few examples of how you can correct a low blood sugar in 15-20 minutes (the 15 rule: give 15 grams of simple sugar and recheck in 15 minutes). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Stop med, call EMS: If you are taking diabetic medicines, stop it for now. Since you can't eat/drink and your sugar is dangerously low..Call ems asap. ...Read more

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Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Is there a medication for minor low sugar diabetes.

Unclear : You are not clear about what you mean. Do you have diabetes? Have you been formally diagnosed? Minor low sugar diabetes is not a diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with diabetes the starting on Metformin (Glucophage) usually the first line treatment. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

What happens when a diabetic's blood sugar get really low?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. Treatment would include taking in rapid acting glucose or glucagon by injection if unable to tolerate oral intake. ...Read more

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What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

What do doctors consider to be a low sugar level for a type 2 diabetic?

Generally: It's good to keep your sugar 70 or above, but it varies with the patient, the situation and the treatments being used. It's a good question for your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when his sugar gets low?

Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when his sugar gets low?

Yes : Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia is a common cause of altered mental status in diabetics. The treatment regimen should be reviewed and adjusted to prevent this dangerous complication. ...Read more

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Hello I'm diabetic. Peas are often in my food. Are they high in natural sugar?

Hello I'm diabetic. Peas are often in my food. Are they high in natural sugar?

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

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Will type 1 diabetics wake up in the middle of the night if there sugar gets too low?

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 more

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What can cause unstable blood sugars (highs and lows) other than type 1 and 2 diabetes?

What can cause unstable blood sugars (highs and lows) other than type 1 and 2 diabetes?

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

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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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If a baby born with low sugar at the beginning, does he have a higher risk of diabetes later?

If a baby born with low sugar at the beginning, does he have a higher risk of diabetes later?

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

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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!

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