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TOPIC TITLE: What diabetic can eat
Created On 3/23/05 8:16 PM
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sjs
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3/23/05 8:16 PM
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MY husband was just diagnosed with type two diabetes. I am unsure of what he can eat-can he have challah,wine, cholent, etc.
 
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davis7
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3/24/05 5:34 AM
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It depends on what type of medication he is taking
 
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sss58
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3/24/05 11:01 AM
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he can eat any food, but in moderation. he should be on a strict diet advised by his doctor as to how much carbohydrates he should be eating. there is not a straight answer. yes he can have wine and challah and chullent but depending on his medications and his blood sugar level at the time will affect how much and when he can eat these foods.
 
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davis7
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Is he on tablets or insulin another question is is he overweight ?
 
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I have just been diagnosed with type 2 and the doctor said that we will try to control it with food. I am overweight and have been fighting other health issues. Any advice or commetns?
 
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chanieF
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6/28/05 8:13 PM
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in a nutshell: avoid starches and sugars. eat protein.
HOWEVER, it is not just what you eat, but how and when you eat. this is because the most important part is to keep the blood sugar levels stable. (therefore snacking on foods like nuts is EXCELLENT for blood sugar control.)

the best book for diabetics on this topic, written by a diabetic, is dr.bernstein's book. it is based on his personal experience with diabetes and diet - monitoring change in blood sugar with various foods, amount if insulin, and activities- and has worked very well for diabeteics.
the new edition has parts that are accessable online. checkout:
http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/bernstein/

some aditional notes: fat has no effect o blood sugar levels. in addition, it seems that for those with diabetes, they have found that fat actually helps decrease the rise in blood sugar levesl when eaten with carbs vs. if carbs are eaten alone. but due to what we now know about carbs, they recommend monounsaturated fats. those who have done this sort of diet do NOT have higher cholesterol levels..on the contrary, they are healthier all around (triglyceride, chol levels etc).

always keep in mind glycemic index of foods. however, seems that glycemic load is even more critical, as it is based on actual normal portions. lots of great specifics on this info and carbs in general at
http://www.carbs-information.com/

also lots of very useful info on this whole topic (such as which spices reduce blood sugar levels; cinnamon being the most potent) at:
http://www.mendosa.com/DiabetesAndDiet.pdf.

 
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