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What To Eat For Type 2 Diabetes
Those with...: Good fats- olive oil, not sweet hummous, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, . ...Read more
Popcorn is: Seen as an ok food by the ada. The main caveat is to avoid the salt, butter, etc. That is in movie popcorn and lots of store brands. Popping your own corn in some olive old is healthiest. You can sprinkle some herbs on it if you like. Corn is really a grain so if you do not tolerate grains be careful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Get from foods: It's always best to get your nutrients from foods, a well balanced diet. If you absolutely want to take a vitamin, a vitamin d pill might be helpful. If you are taking metformin as a diabetes drug, you may also need vitamin b 12 as this drug is known to lower your B12 level. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Low carb, exercise: Assuming your diabetes is mild, start by restricting carbohydrates (a food group) eat much less of that. Also exercise, to improve fitness and reduce central belly fat. The less obese/overweight you are, the better you can handle your diabetes. If your diabetes is long standing, and not well controlled, talk to your doctor. Diet may not be enough. ...Read more
Metformin/Emulin: Metformin is the most widely prescribed for Type2 Diabetese. it helps to lower Blood Sugar by reducing the amount of Glucose produced and released by the liver and by increasing insulin sensitivity.Emulin is sold without prescription as a natural product which brings blood sugar down.I can not find any scientific study to recommend that as we don't know what it does and if the claims are true ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of sugar&water: Even though most people with type 2 diabetes are obese or overweight, but people who present with diabetes are passing lots of urine and sugar in their urine which may make them loose weight.But once they are started on oral meds like tzds and sulphonyl ureas and Insulin will make most people gain weight which is a complication of the treatment and not desirable. ...Read more
Same: Depending on the age but in general, diabetes treatment in the elderly is the same as anyone else: diet/exercise, medications and Insulin if needed. We worry about low blood sugar in elderly so the dose might start out lower and titration might be slower. Depending on the age and the amount of medical problems, we might also make the diabetes goal less stringent. ...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
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
Diet for weight loss: If you consume more calories than you burn then the body will store these calories as glycogen in your liver (for quick access to energy when needed) or fat for long term storage. All foods have some caloric value but some, such as celery sticks actually require more energy to chew than is absorbed by eating it. Count calories to lose weight. For adults most burn 1200-1700 calories a day. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens to a type 2 diabetic if they don't control their diet and eat lots of sugar?
Diet: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more
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