Diabetes Diet Forum and Discussions

Diet can be a feared word, but almost nothing is more important than managing your diabetes with a well-planned diabetic diet. Talk with the other members of our diabetes diet forum and find out their experiences with different diabetes diets, how they've been improving their diabetic diets, and successfully managing their diabetes.

  • Some sweeteners Inhibit Enzymes Tied to Type2 Diabetes:

    An article in ( HealthDay News)7/25/2008 states certain kinds of sweeteners -such as Date sugar and dark brown sugars--may help manage type 2 diabetes and related complications. American and Brazilian researchers say.They have the potential to control diabetes linked to high blood pressure and...

    butterfly_8
    By butterfly_8 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-29 06:53:29 -0500
  • Carbs and sugar free

    this is a very interesting subject, well, I think so anyway! When we see the lable SUGAR FREE, we think, hey we can eat it. But do we stop and ask, CARB FREE? the two are very different. Just because something is sugar free, it is not carb free.read labels and know what ingredients are good and...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 37 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-19 02:50:23 -0500
  • Old thinking.

    Okay, I am confused. What is the thinking of watermelon, and bananas? i have had people tell me that diabetics can now eat them, and then have others tell me we cant. I have also been told it depends on the diabetic? AAAHHHHH! From what I understand, oranges are still on the no no list. Any...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2011-07-24 22:34:23 -0500
  • additives

    besides the additives that we know we sould not have in or on our food (molasses for example), does anyone know if thngs like BHT or yellow and red dyes among others, effect our sugar?

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-05 03:35:59 -0500
  • gluten

    I have been trying to learn about gluten and being a diabetic but have not found too much on the subject. Does any one know if gluten throws our blood sugars out of whack? I am confused if it is a natural part of wheat or a additive.

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:47:34 -0500
  • Protien

    I have read and have been told that eating protien is important to a diabetic. I absolutley deplore it when I read that the AVERAGE DAILY INTAKE should be...... So, here is my question, how much protien is too much at any given meal. I have noticed that many people eat protien. I also have...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:34:31 -0500
  • Eating Out

    for those of you who eat out, how do you do it? Do you already know the carb count in the dish you ordered? Can you request a dish be cooked a certain way (in oil not butter)? I get asked often to go out with friends and I cringe every time. Help!

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-31 16:27:37 -0500
  • Food on the go

    I am on the road lot. i clean houses for a living. and i know that my sugar low times. 7 am, 10 am., 12:30 pm , 3 pm and 7 pm. I have gotten in the habit of bringing easy to eat foods with me. A handful of grapes, nuts, celery with pntbtr, a apple. it saves me from stopping at a store and picking...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 09:25:40 -0500
  • What exactly is allowed.?

    Please could someone please tell me in plain english,how I can have some kind of ice cream or substitute. I also want to have a list of exactly what kind of chocolate I am allowed to eat.I understand it is suppose to be dark. What are the names and where can I purchase it.If I can figure out how...

    butterfly_8
    By butterfly_8 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-29 07:23:52 -0500
  • Juices (cranberry Juice)

    In a private message I was asked about cranberry juice and thought the reply might better be added to the discussion section since juicing is so popular and the hidden dangers for a diabetic are not so clear. The question was: I have a very important question. I noticed that, A diabetic...

    Toma
    By Toma 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 16:54:48 -0500
  • Stevia

    Does anyone know where to buy Stevia??? Can we even get it in the US??? I have read great things about it in Toma's book and would love to try it.

    JoJoCooks
    By JoJoCooks 15 Replies Latest Reply 2012-05-12 11:41:58 -0500
  • You want me to eat what????

    Just wondering how some of you guys talk to your kids or well this case your TEEN about eating habits that will benefit him/her later...diabetes on both sides of family...I don't want him to live life like a murderer is stalking but actually itis...Just a naggin ole Dad ya know

    rj
    By rj 11 Replies Latest Reply 2011-03-17 07:03:35 -0500
  • How did your diabetes management go this weekend?

    I don't know about your holiday weekend, but we spent the whole weekend with extended family. That meant larger than normal meals and lots of treats. Let's take a survey of how everyone did over the weekend in making healthy choices and managing blood sugars.

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-08 01:14:09 -0500
  • I am FULL!

    And I didn't even eat at Taco Bell. I have to say that one thing I have noticed since I have been eating healthier is that I actually get full. I started noticing it a few days ago about 3/4 way thru my salad, that it was really filling me up. That my veggies in the AM portions are getting...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-05 12:01:33 -0500
  • 6 Small Meals a Day

    Several of you comment that to keep your BG steady, you eat several smaller meals a day. I cook for a family that lives by 3 meals a day rule. How can I incorporate this into my routine? What exactly do you mean by small? More like snaking all day or do you have 3 mini meals and 3 snacks? Just...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 11 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-06 06:27:30 -0500
  • Glucerna

    Hi All, Just wanted to know if anyone has tried the Glucerna bars or shakes??? I have seen them at the pharmacy and wonder if they are any good. Thanks and have a FANTASTIC and RELAXING July 4th Weekend! Jo

    JoJoCooks
    By JoJoCooks 5 Replies Latest Reply 2012-05-28 20:49:38 -0500