The benefits of Almonds and T-2 Diabetes

By SCLWKR Latest Reply 2012-03-08 12:21:55 -0600
Started 2011-11-27 18:48:59 -0600

Has anyone experienced a lowering of BG by eating almonds? I have 1/4 cup of almonds twice a day as a snack and I have noticed a reduction in BG numbers following the consumption. Has anyone had this experience?

22 replies

Type1Lou 2012-03-08 08:00:43 -0600 Report

Emerald brand Cocoa Roast or Cinnamon Roast Almonds are my snack of choice. They are sweetened with Splenda and 24 almonds has only 6 grams of carb. I don't know if they lower my BG but they don't make it go up and satisfy that need for crunch. Suzy Cohen, in her book "Diabetes Without Drugs" uses almond flour in lots of her recipes which lowers the overall carbs.

JSJB 2012-03-08 04:41:50 -0600 Report

They say almonds do help with the BG and I do have them on occasion but never notice and difference in my BG. Will have to try them more often and keep a record of it.

Starry20 2011-12-21 22:26:21 -0600 Report

does anyone have an idea if this works for t-1? ive had diabetes 9 1/2 years and my bs has yet to b controlled… anyone kno if anything works? (ive tried cinnamon, dowsnt work for me.. and oranges shoot me up to the 400's)

jayabee52 2012-03-08 12:21:55 -0600 Report

really, starry the only way it can be determined to work for YOU or not is to try a controlled portion after you first test your Blood Glucose (BG) to get a baseline reading, then after eating the portion test 2 hrs ("Postprandial") after you take your first bite of almonds.

If you have a BG rise of less than 50 points, it is "playing nice" with your metabolism, and you can eat that amount without trouble. If higher than 50 pts then perhaps think about lowering your portion and try the test again later.

pixsidust 2011-11-29 10:38:31 -0600 Report

I had no idea. I crave milk and have started drinking unsweetened almond milk. It has more calcium and equal vitamin D with half the calories and two Carbs per 8 oz glass. I also eat raw almonds occasionally. I will have to test more!

annesmith 2011-11-29 00:27:35 -0600 Report

Yes…almonds seem to always lower me, so I rarely eat them, and when I do, I have them with a high protein source…then, I will actually go super super high…it all depends on if I eat them alone, or with protein…this might very well help you——ANNE

4111 2011-11-29 00:19:54 -0600 Report

I have almond every night before the bed
Being honest can't tell
Bur it's good for u anyway

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 00:25:56 -0600 Report

I have noticed if i eat a handful of almonds before a meal, my bs #'s tend to be a little lower. I also use Silk almond milk in my cereal and my #'s are better then when i was using regular milk. So for my, I would have to say they are a good thing!! :)
Hope this helps. Blessings, Mickey

Caroltoo 2011-11-27 20:35:16 -0600 Report

I've never tracked it, but almonds and celery are my go-to snacks because they don't cause a rise in BG. I, too, use almond milk when I need milk.

SCLWKR 2011-11-28 00:38:23 -0600 Report

How does the almond milk taste?

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 20:14:47 -0600 Report

I was never a big milk drinker, just would use it in my cereal. I do not notice any difference in the taste. And Wheaties with a cut up banana and Almond Milk is yummy!

Kirla 2011-11-27 19:27:36 -0600 Report

I eat 1 to 2 serving a night for a snack. Used to make my own Almond Milk but lately been using just water with my protein powder and been using half and half with my ice cream. Since I stopped using almond milk my numbers have gone up a bit. Maybe I need to start making almond milk again and add it to my drinks and recipes. I think I got to soak some almonds tomorrow and make some milk.