Sea food, anyone?

Ashish Tandon
By Ashish Tandon Latest Reply 2013-03-23 12:46:38 -0500
Started 2013-03-22 10:04:15 -0500

Hi All

My Mom has had T2 diabetes for the last 28 years now. Her BG is pretty much stable and she follows a very strict diet (both eating certain things and not eating certain things) everyday. Just wanted to check if there are any particular kinds of seafood which one should avoid if one has T2 diabetes.

Thanks!

Ashish.


6 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2013-03-23 07:32:50 -0500 Report

I can’t think of any seafoods to avoid. I believe most are low carb. What I found was I can’t eat any foods including seafoods if there dipped in a batter or breaded. Also have to watch out for foods with sauces. Some sauces are ok but a lot of them have added sugar or flour or starches. I have found that stuff made with flour and starches are just as bad or even worse then foods with added sugar. The only way to tell if something is ok to eat, is to eat it and test your blood sugar before after eating. A lot of people test 2 hours after eating. I have found that some high carb starchy foods or foods with a lot of added sugar will spike my blood sugar 100+ points 30 minutes to 1 hour after eating or drinking it. Then 2 hours after eating, it will be what’s considered a good reading. Experimenting and testing at different times should give you a better idea of how your doing.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-03-22 11:53:39 -0500 Report

It depends on where it comes from. Some seafoods (like shellfish that feed off the bottom stuff) may contain things that some are sensitive to. Also, it's been said that fresh or wild caught fish are better nutritionally than farm-raised.

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