Can u eat micro foods

mandy type2
By mandy type2 Latest Reply 2014-03-09 15:05:31 -0500
Started 2014-03-08 10:28:55 -0600

I'm a diabetic and I've bn eating microwave stuff r u allowed to eat tht

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Type1Lou 2014-03-09 15:05:31 -0500 Report

It's less about HOW you cook food than WHAT you cook. Read the labels and check serving sizes and carbohydrate content of everything you eat. Carbohydrates are what make your blood sugar spike. If you microwave broccoli or spinach, chances are, the carb content is low and OK. If you microwave corn or potatoes or pizza or even barbecued beef or pork, the carbs will be higher and not good for you. Barbecue sauce is pretty heavy on the carbs. You need to become "Carb aware".

Shawn Grant
Shawn Grant 2014-03-09 07:03:42 -0500 Report

I rarely eat "TV Dinners" There are very few suitable for diabetics. Too many carbs. Atkins meals are ok. They have 8 to 12 grams of carbs. However, many have a little bit of sugar in them.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-08 17:08:53 -0600 Report

I use my microwave to store cereal. I don't microwave anything. I don't eat prepared foods for the microwave. I find them to be high in sodium, or calories. I cook everything I eat either on a grill, or in the oven. I buy fresh meats, fruits and veggies. If you prepare the food for your family they can eat what you eat.

haoleboy 2014-03-08 15:15:14 -0600 Report

as Gabby mentioned be sure you check the portions as some of those 'little' boxes are considered 2 servings, so it is easy to get a lot more carbs than you think. also be careful as many store bought prepared meals have high amounts of salt and saturated fats. just my opinion but you're much better off eating single ingredient as much as possible
as always YMMV


mandy type2
mandy type2 2014-03-08 15:03:17 -0600 Report

Yea I am

Glucerna 2014-03-08 15:19:57 -0600 Report

I hope that over time you and your family enjoy eating the same, healthier meals. Eating to manage diabetes is a healthy way of eating for everyone. Perhaps you'll set a good example for your family and they'll join you in choosing healthier fods. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-03-08 14:58:10 -0600 Report

My mom is type 2 and she almost exclusively eats microwaved meals, as at her age and living alone, she is not going to cook. If you stick to lower carb meals and make sure you are watching the portions, you can do pretty well. My mom usually got the Lean Cuisines and some limited Stouffers.

Personally, I don't care for microwave prepared meals. I use my microwave to reheat leftovers and that's about it.

mandy type2
mandy type2 2014-03-08 15:05:02 -0600 Report

My fam eat diff things thn me thy y I eat micro meals

GabbyPA 2014-03-08 15:17:24 -0600 Report

What you may want to do is test before your meal and then 2 hours after and see what affects the meal had on your levels. That way you can find out the ones you should leave in the freezer and the ones you can bring home.

haoleboy 2014-03-08 14:53:19 -0600 Report

are you talking prepared microwaveable meals that you buy in the grocery store? or food you prepare and then cook in the microwave?


jarett88 2014-03-08 11:41:58 -0600 Report

I only use my microwave to melt butter and heat water. Not a fan of food in microwaves. To much crap in the food.

mandy type2
mandy type2 2014-03-08 11:19:15 -0600 Report

Thank you as I've had to change everything I've eaten but my sugar levels still go high all the after I've ate anything

jayabee52 2014-03-08 12:25:08 -0600 Report

I doubt that it was how the food was prepared, it was more about WHAT you ate and HOW MUCH you may have eaten. If you'd like to work on tweaking what you are eating I'd be willing to assist you.


jayabee52 2014-03-08 11:05:41 -0600 Report

Howdy Mandy
A Person with Diabetes (PWD) can eat any food - that doesn't eat them first! LoL!

Perhaps a more pertainent question might be SHOULD a PWD eat foods which have been micorwaved?

Generally the use of the microwave is considered as safe if certain proceedures are followed. You can see an article from the USDA about microwave safety here ~

Another article which says it is OK to eat food cooked in the mircowave may be seen here ~

However not everyone agrees that the use of the microwave is safe. An article which urges us to throw out micowave ovens away may be found here ~

Aanother may be found here ~

So it is up to you Mandy to determine whether you should continue to eat food cooked by microwaves to shun such ways of food preparation.

As for me I continue to use my microwave, but not as much as I used to.

God's best to you and yours


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