Everything in Moderation

By robinsab Latest Reply 2014-08-21 06:39:54 -0500
Started 2014-08-19 23:54:20 -0500

I see many posts on here about diabetic-friendly foods and diabetic-friendly this and diabetic-friendly that. I am curious as to what the idea of diabetic-friendly is? Is it lower sugar content? Is it lower carb content? Has anyone considered that just because it's lower carbs and sugar that there may be other additives making it not so health-friendly? I ask because I've been a very healthy type 1 for 31 years and I do not draw myself into a "diabetic friendly food box". I eat normal, standard foods but my key is that I eat everything in moderation.
So I pose the question—is the "diabetic-friendly label" really the best choice, or are there underlying additives that can be more harm than good?

4 replies

GabbyPA 2014-08-21 06:39:54 -0500 Report

When I cook diabetic friendly, I make it myself and so I keep it "clean" so to speak. I agree...there are a lot of additives that go into foods that are sold to the diabetic market. I don't eat that. I don't eat sugar free, fat free or most processed foods. I try to eat whole foods that I cook myself so I know what's in there. I try to keep ingredients in processed foods to 5 or less and to be sure I can pronounce what is in there.

Type1Lou 2014-08-20 15:00:34 -0500 Report

I am definitely a low-carb devotee…but, I also believe that the healthiest food we can eat it the stuff with the least processing. By eating food in their natural state, you avoid all the additives, preservatives etc that may be harmful.

tabby9146 2014-08-20 10:48:23 -0500 Report

In the diabetes classes I went to, we were told everyhing in moderation. we were told the one thing we should not consume are sodas, but I already knew that one. I would say most of us shouid not even drink fruit juice, and if we do, a small amount paired with a meal that has a decent amount of protein and fiber, but I don't drink juice and I miss it! They did tell us to go easy on the white stuff, potatoes, bread, etc. I know many can't have it at all. I watch that too.

jayabee52 2014-08-20 03:12:41 -0500 Report

Howdy Robin
For me "Diabetic Friendly" foods are regular foods, but are lower in carbs than other foods (like breads and other simple carb foods)

It is not about the additives (which I abhor) but about what is not there.

God's best to you


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