By djtata Latest Reply 2011-05-27 05:32:03 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 11:02:20 -0500

i have a real problem trying to figure out how to do meals i just received cook books in the mail for diabetic cooking however it is confusing to understand the carbs and portion control at the same time.

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Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 05:32:03 -0500 Report

You can also get your doctor to suggest a specialist diabetic dietician/counsler to help you with portion control and diet. If you need a one on one person to talk with that is my suggestion.
Diabetic Connect has a list of portion control and diet suggestions that have helped me also.

kdroberts 2011-05-25 11:42:07 -0500 Report

Throw away any cookbook that claims to be for diabetics, unless it's one of the Diabetic Connect downloaded ones since they actually contain proper meals that are helpful for diabetics.

Once you've done that, you need to concentrate on working out what foods do what to your blood sugar. You need to test blood sugar before and after meals to see how your blood sugar is affected and then go from there. Basically carbs raise blood sugar rapidly, protein and fat don't and can help slow down carbohydrate digestion. The more carbs you eat and the higher the % of your meal is carbs, the faster and higher your blood sugar will go.