Diabetic Diet

By Terr Latest Reply 2009-11-02 12:00:36 -0600
Started 2009-07-27 06:11:54 -0500

What to eat and what not too eat

13 replies

London 2009-11-02 12:00:36 -0600 Report

I would recommend seeing a dietician. I did and she worked wonders. It's mostly the carbs you have to watch for, not the sugar. The main thing is measuring out your portions to meet your carb intake. Veggies are good. Broccoli,peas,whole kernal corn. Fruits. But,make sure you count carbs or your bs could go up. Also, meet has no-carbs.

Jipwhip 2009-07-31 23:47:05 -0500 Report

I agree with SkipT, there is no such thing as a diabetes diet. Every food effects everyone differently. Why do you think everyone's treatment for diabetes is different? because we all are different and things effect everyone differently. All you can do is go through trial and error until you find out how the different foods effect your blood sugars. Best of luck and just take one day at a time.

SkipT 2009-07-30 06:34:28 -0500 Report

Hi and Welcome.

I am going to give you what I give all of the new diabetics who come here. This is a website that will explain everything to you:


By the way, there is no such thing as a "Diabetic Diet". You have to find out what works for you by using your meter. We all seem to react differently to different foods. For me, low carb is the only way to go. Others can get away with foods that I cannot handle based on my meter.

Good Luck

lipsie 2009-07-30 04:03:23 -0500 Report

I feel you. I am in the same situation. I am testing out this and that really. I find that ANY sauce gets me and so on…but there is a no sugar added one we found last month, YAY.Just wanted to wish you luck! Sheila

kdroberts 2009-07-27 07:47:02 -0500 Report

It's a question you will have to figure out yourself by testing your blood sugar after eating

generally speaking limit carbs, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, etc plus most fruit and some veg. You will have to figure out what works for you.

apanda 2009-07-27 10:33:41 -0500 Report

Best of Luck.

kdroberts 2009-07-27 11:16:27 -0500 Report

I got similar advice, it went out of the window when I tested and realized it was junk advice. Unless there is a reason the individual should limit unsaturated fat and protein then a good percentage of your calories coming from them with a limited amount coming from carb will give you lower blood sugar, lower triglycerides, lower LDL cholesterol, lower VLDL cholesterol, higher HDL cholesterol, a reduced appetite and likely some good weight loss.

Too bad the experts still want to push a diet based around carb when carb is the primary thing that raises blood sugar and leads to complications. I wonder how many experts would sign a legally binding contract saying that for every complication you get because of their advice they have to have the same complication? You lose your eyesight, they lose theirs. You lose a limb, they lose a limb. My guess is that they would all be out of the business. Unfortunately their advice has no consequences to them, but it does to you. That's why you have to figure out what works for you rather than blindly follow the advice from somebody who has no vested interest in your health, no repercussions if their advice leads to problems and likely has no idea about your day to day life or how their advice will apply to you personally.

cakeybakes 2009-07-27 13:38:54 -0500 Report

I agree with kd. Limiting carbs has done a world of good. Lots of veggies, some fresh fruits, and proteins are awesome. If you're going to eat a carb food, make sure it's whole grain and you limit the amount. Good luck.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-02 10:08:21 -0600 Report

I agree with you KD. However, I think if we will just use our common sense, that will help us tremendously. However, I just had a sausage and egg bisquit this morning for breakfast. Not a good thing to do, but I did it anyway. Sue

maryjmckee 2009-07-27 07:38:36 -0500 Report

Definitely eat fruits and veggies, but moderate certain fruits such as watermelon and grapes, they have more sugars. I found seriously limiting bread and potatoes helps a lot!