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Which Rice Is Best For Diabetics
All should avoid: Everyone, including diabetics should avoid white rice. White rice is natural rice that has been stripped of its three outer layers which contain all of its nutrients. As a result, the us government requires that certain nutrients be added back but they are minimal. It is a wasted source of calories that offers no health benefits. ...Read more
Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? If you are type 2 you should not call yourself a "diabetic". You have diabetes and should work towards getting rid of it.
White or corn rice should not be an issue. If you are going to have a rice meal please check your blood sugar before you start the meal and check again in 2-3 hours. You will quickly learn the good or the not so good rice for your diabetes ...Read more
Starch: Rice is a starch and behaves like a simple carbohydrate when eaten. It can have a high glycemic index, meaning that it is rapidly digested and and raise the blood sugar rapidly. So, it is not the best food for diabetics (similar to baked potatoes). However, brown and long grain rice would be better than white rice. Also, whatever you are eating with the rice can slow absorption and lower the rise. ...Read more
Not how it works: Your diet as a whole has to be planned. There is room for a small percentage of carbohydrate calories in a daily diet. It is up to you to find the right balance between proteins, fats, complex and simple carbohydrates. One type of carbohydrate cannot be isolated from the others. ...Read more
Yes but!: Rice and pasta are very high in carbohydrates and the carbs increase the blood sugars to very high level, that is why doctors ask to avoid these. But if u decrease the serving size and stick tono more than 45- 60 gms of carbohydrate per meal. ...Read more
Would a non diabetic reach a bg level of 169 after 2 hrs after having a 34 carb treat? It was a choc covered rice crispy treat 4 hrs after dinner.
The blood glucose level you described is within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
While cooking white rice, does removing the thick water that gets accumulated on top when its parboiled makes it less harmful for type 2 diabetics?
If sugar is to be eliminated due to its effect on blood sugar & diabetes, then why r foods that have higher effect on blood sugar like rice allowed?
Simple....: First you have to live....then develop disease. ..then die. So for your sustenance.....you need carbohydrate......rice, wheat, barley, variety of other grains, potato for immediate and sustained supply of energy. Diabetes is a disease of Insulin dysfunction, lack of ability to burn the calories you consume, idle life style. ...Read more
Sir, Which is having more sugar among brown rice & white rice and which one is not good for diabetics? ?
Brown rice better: Hi. White rice, like all refined grains, is less healthy for you than the whole grain (brown rice in this case, but also whole wheat compared to white flour). The whole grains have fiber and nutrients that the processing removes. Refined grain products are not good for anyone, including diabetics. Sugar is not added to grains in the refining process, however; whole grains have as much starch. ...Read more
Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.
Better than white: Rice -whether it is white or brown is a carbohydrate and should be eaten in a limited amount when you have dm. Brown rice is a better choice because it is higher in fiiber and tends to have better effect on blood sugars. I usually encourage my pts w dm to stay < 30-45grms/meal in women and < 45-60 in men- rice I feel is a carb that encourage getting rid of and focusing on increased veggies. ...Read more
I'm a 26 years old female with diabetes type 1. Could I keep the oshawa diet (rice, grains, water) for 10 days? Or it could affect my blood sugar?
I have type 2 diabetes, just recently diagnosed. Can I eat sorghum (mabela) as a replacement for eating food containing starch like pap, rice, etc?
Looking at the GI index of foods will help you select better options. Maltabella is high GI index - which means it is not so much suited or there are other better options. See:
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Is it normal to have 85 sugar 1 1/2 hr. Or 2 hrs. After meal? I'm not diabetic. Feeling slight dizziness. I ate rice (1&1/2 cup), fish and water melon
There are a lot of great foods out there - perfect for diabetes. The key is high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and low in simple carbohydrate (sugar). The key to diabetic eating is portion control. Too much of a good thing is not good. I have a "menu" on my web site that will help you understand portions: www. Portlandpreventivecardiology. Com
you can also go to the am diabetes assoc web page. ...Read more
Healthy Snacks: For a treat, the sugar free options are best for candies etc. Beware "healthy" options like glazed fruits, which can contain as much sugar as candy. Some traditional holiday foods, like turkey, are actually quite well-suited for the diabetic. Finally, if there is a especially important treat, one-time moderate intake can be managed for almost any food. ...Read more
Food: If you haven't done so go on-line to NuVal and learn a great deal about which over-the counter foods are good, not so good, or bad for you. I think you might be surprised and learn a lot just from reading the document. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: Artificial sweeteners are fine; even small amounts of sugar are ok as it occurs naturally in most foods or your body will make it as needed. Main thing is to reduce total caloric intake, combined with increasing exercise to lose weight. Check w/your doctor and/or registered dietitian. ...Read more
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