List of foods not allowed to eat

By tneecie51 Latest Reply 2014-05-25 19:52:22 -0500
Started 2014-05-23 09:04:30 -0500

Is there a wrbsite we can go to for complete list of foods we're not allowed to eat? If so please forward the info please. Thank you.

6 replies

haoleboy 2014-05-23 23:34:02 -0500 Report

my standard reply when asked 'what foods can't you eat?' is "it's not that many really … just all the ones I really like".


Glucerna 2014-05-23 14:52:30 -0500 Report

I really like the suggestions from James and Joyce. Often we think in terms of what we can't eat, and when we turn it around and focus on what we CAN eat we feel much better about the range of possibilities. The only thing I recommend PWD avoid completely is sweetened beverages such as sweetened ice tea or regular soda, but even then when you're sick or have a low blood sugar, you may need to use a small amount of these beverages to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-05-23 13:59:30 -0500 Report

Joyce is correct. There is no where that can be found a complete list of foods to eat or not to eat. Really what you can have is more determined by how your metabolism reacts to certain foods or determine one's body's reaction to a certain food or drink. Since we are all different what may spike me may not spike you and vice versa.

However you can develop a resource based on your metabolic reactions to certain foods and drinks by following the process outlined in this discussion ~ . Please read through the discussion and do me the kindness of commenting in the comments section as to your thoughts on what is suggested here. Perhaps you could even suggest some improvements.

The fact that there is no absolute list of meal time no-nos has some good news:

The good news is, if you really want to eat an ice cream cone, you can eat one. You then need to make allowances for the extra carbs you eat somehow. If using injected insulin to manage one's Bloos Glucose (BG) it is easier to "cover" for those carbs than those of us who manage our BG levels through meal planning or those who take a medication to manage.

Of course we can only do something like that occasionally and expect to manage our BG levels at an acceptable level.

I allow myself one such treat per week, but you have to decide what and how often works for you.

God's best to you and yours

IronOre 2014-05-23 13:36:40 -0500 Report

I have been diabetic for over 39 years and have never been told that there are foods that I cannot eat.
Why do you ask ?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-23 09:46:11 -0500 Report

I have never found a list of foods we are not allowed to eat. I eat anything I want to eat using portion control and what my Blood Glucose levels are. Diabetes is different for everyone. Some people can eat some things with little or no problems while others can't eat some things at all. The best thing to do is eat the food based on serving size and then test 2 hours later. If you spike you know not to eat it and if you don't spike you can have it.

jigsaw 2014-05-25 19:52:22 -0500 Report

Good answer, but there is one category that falls into the hardly ever eat, and best not to eat at all——-JUNKFOOD!