diabetes 2 food finding

By diabvan Latest Reply 2011-05-31 07:52:52 -0500
Started 2011-05-30 11:30:46 -0500

I saw on computer a doctor said to stay away from peanut butter, eggs, cheese,
accept cottage cheese, also no hamburgers, because it acts like vaseline to sugar cells in the blood. I don't remember the doctors name but I watched a video
of him at a podeum it scared me a bit because for 1 peanut butter has been a small type of stapel for me. Not to mention variated food change to an egg once in a while, for breakfast instead of oatmeal. Oh also he said white bread which knew any way. can I get a comment here on this doctor and the vaseline affect.
Please if out there please repond.

5 replies

Tigereyze209 2011-05-30 23:03:46 -0500 Report

Weird.. my doctor actually suggested to me that eating peanut butter on one slice of bread (whole grain or wheat) was an excellent 9pm snack before bed. I have heard both sides on eating cheese, and frankly, I am going to keep eating it, until it can be shown definitively that is is bad for me, and hurting me. Eggs, I can take them or leave them.. though I still love my three egg cheese omlette. If I remember right, it is more a matter of white bread NOT having the nutrients that are in whole grain, though supposedly, the whole grain has fewer carbs than white does. Red meat in general, it is all in how much you eat at a time, how often, and how it is made. Baked is better for ya than fried.. pan fried is better than deep frying.. and so on. Fish and poultry are less fatty than red meat, etc.
The key word for any diet is moderation.
Fatty or not, I still treat myself to one bacon sandwich about once every other week, and I use three whole slices of the bacon strips! YUMMMMM! Same with Ice cream, but I do use the low fat milk variety. Still tastes okay to me.
And so on. Hun, if they say everything is bad for you, and we believe it, we are eventually going to starve!
I used to listen to the experts, until I noticed that every so often, some new study will come out that completely contradicts the old study, that reversed the one prior to it, and so on.
Take it with a grain of salt, use common sense and moderation, and you should be just fine.

diabvan 2011-05-31 07:52:52 -0500 Report

yeah I guess Your right about one finding condradicting the other finding it's enough to drive you nuts. All I can do is try to (maintain as best I can the glucose meter helps alot at least I can tell what my body is doing at a given moment. I notice one thing though (emotional upset) can send my sugar through the roof. In an istant.
I have seen it and it's a bit scary. I don't get that part of it what is going on there.
Oh well off to life's race today. Thankyou for responding

jayabee52 2011-05-30 20:20:45 -0500 Report

what you are describing is sounds like something Dr Neil Barnard might say. Was this the video? http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/1360-ch....

Even if it is not, you might want to read the discussions back and forth beneath that video. There is a lot of discussion on this Video. You may want to take the time to scroll down the comments to 3 comments in a row by "blessedbeing" who gives links to other sites which tell about Dr Barnard and his organizations.

I do NOT subscribe to Dr Barnard's beliefs about foods as he is a RADICAL form of Vegan and a radical "animal rights" proponent.

The vaseline comment is simply a scare tactic. IMHO.

majikinfl 2011-05-30 14:03:50 -0500 Report

I agree with the other poster…Peanut butter is a staple [low or no sugar add kind] Hamburgers…well they are quite fat but if doing at home and you use a lower fat blend. I know most nutritionist will say limit red meat, no matter the tyoe. The new trend in diabetic diets is ALL THINGS IN MODERATION. So if one wants a Hamburger ok just not every meal or every day. I suspect he had some other adgenda. Just stick to LEAN meat whether it be chicken, turkey, pork or beef. Stick to the "portion size of a deck of cards" for meat. I was in the hospital and they gave me egg, bacon, grits, milk and juice, toast 1 slice every day…I opted for egg whites vs whole egg, and whole wheat or rye toast vs white bread. At home I use turkey bacon or sausage instead of pork. NEVER did the registered diatician tell me NO hamburgers, only NO she told me was refined sugar…frosting/candy/regular ice cream but even the ice cream you can have one small scoop. My cousin said his MD told him "NO WHITE FOOD" I was not told this by any medical person. There is a good food list at www.diabetes.org thats American Diabetes Association and its free.

Type1Lou 2011-05-30 13:48:50 -0500 Report

Peanut Butter is one of my absolute favorite foods! I also love eggs and cheese and include them all in my diabetic, low carb diet. I'll have a bunless burger for dinner without guilt. Don't know what kind of "doctor" you saw on the video, but doesn't sound to me like he gave sound advice…unless there was another aim to his restrictions. Learn as much as you can by talking to your medical professionals, reading as much as you can and participating in sites like DC or reading Diabetes magazines. You can never know too much…that way you'll be better able to evaluate the advice people give you. Find out what works best for you since you are your diabetes manager.
Good luck!

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