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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: High fiber

Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes.
Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin.

In brief: High fiber

Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes.
Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: High fiber always

High fiber diet has always been recommended for diabetics it helps with slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates and has a beneficial effect on cholesterol.

In brief: High fiber always

High fiber diet has always been recommended for diabetics it helps with slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates and has a beneficial effect on cholesterol.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Dr. Larry Deeb
Pediatrics

In brief: High fiber

Fiber helps balance sugar absorption.
A diet rich in fiber is healthy for almost everyone. People with diabetes are encouraged to eat foods that have color. White foods tend to have more refined starches or sugars in them where dark or colored foods have complex sugars and starches and also tend to have more fiber.

In brief: High fiber

Fiber helps balance sugar absorption.
A diet rich in fiber is healthy for almost everyone. People with diabetes are encouraged to eat foods that have color. White foods tend to have more refined starches or sugars in them where dark or colored foods have complex sugars and starches and also tend to have more fiber.
Dr. Larry Deeb
Dr. Larry Deeb
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