what is the best recommended diet for Diabetes?

June 16, 2007 10:09pm CST
in order to keep track of your sugar levels? how do you manage your diet?
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• United States
18 Jun 07
There are some good books out there...most can probably be found at your local library. Look for a book that talks about the glycemic index...these are foods that contain the good carbs which your body turns into sugar slowly. You will be shocked when you see how many foods you thought were good for you that are in the bad list.
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• United States
18 Jun 07
I took care of my mother the last 13 years of her life I controlled her diet and after alot of effort she was down to 115 lbs from 360 lbs granted it took many years but it got her off her BP meds and off the shots and on the pills. Lowering your carbs is an excellent way to help since most carbs taken in turn into insulin like bread and potatoes back off on those and add more green veggies it really helped my mom.
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@youless (98996)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
I heard that eating pumpkin is very good for diabetes.
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@jenius (131)
• United States
24 Jun 07
All carbs will have an effect on bloodsugars,but everyone needs some carbs for nutrition. Main thing is to learn what are good carbs and bad carbs. The doctor who wrote the South Beach diet has an excellant book called..Good Carbs/Bad Carbs. With an insulin pump my doses for meals are based solely on how many carbs I am eating. 1 unit of insulin for every 10 carbs I eat. Beware of eliminating all carbs...when I first got my insulin pump I was cutting too far back on those and eating too much protein which had blood work on my kidneys coming back as abnormal...as soon as I cut back on the protein I was right back to normal. Avisit with a dietician or diabetes educator would probably help you the most as to serving sizes ect... Best of luck to you.
• United States
18 Jun 07
I just found out I'm diabetic (and I'm only 24) so I'm going through all these classes. I was in the hospital for a week when I found out, my sugar was 1600. I now have it under control with meds and insulin, but one thing I have been told in my diabetic classes I have to take is that you need carbs, they give you energy! a women should have 3-4 servings and a man 4-5 servings, a serving being 15 grams. They also say eat alot of veggies as they are a free food, they don't change your blood suger at all, but corn and peas do so stay away from those unless you count them. My plan includes 4 carbs at each meal and 2 carbs with snacks. ( I have 2 snacks) It's working really well and I'm loseing weight quickly. So I know that's helping control my sugar.