pre-diabetic diet

By VENOM Latest Reply 2009-09-28 18:31:55 -0500
Started 2009-09-27 17:02:51 -0500

I was just diagnosed pre-diabetic a couple of weeks ago - what are some food products or prepackaged meals that other diabetics like which are low carb, very low sugar? Also, how much watermellon can I eat and still not violate my diet - any? I don't have a glucose monitor yet, and my doctor hasn't prescribed a specific calorie count or whatever either…

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mamaoak 2009-09-28 18:31:55 -0500 Report

welll i count carbs keep them low if you want to lose weight around 30for breakfast 20 for lunch and 35 to 40 for supper snaks i keep around 7. hope this helps.

BeckyJ 2009-09-28 15:28:29 -0500 Report

Great advice has been given but one that I would add is about prepackaged foods. I generally use fresh ingredients but on those rare occasions when I just can't I choose the Healthy Choice dinners. They are generally low in carbs and sugars, just read the labels to make sure. The only concern for me is the sodium levels on any prepackaged foods. For my carb counting(which I just started) the Doc has me eating 3 meals and 3snacks…which is hard for me. For the meals 45-65 grams of Carbs and Snacks around 15 grams carbs. Overall try eating fresh ingredients and you'll notice a huge difference. As for the mellon I generally stick to about a cup cut up and call it good…that's really quite a lot and is around 15 grams carb.

hbkunkel 2009-09-28 15:17:53 -0500 Report

Look at the recipes on this site. They are a great help. Remember what works for one does not always work for another. Try to stay away from white - potatoes, sugar, bread, cookies, cakes, etc. It is also better if you cook for yourself rather than getting processed food.

Harlen 2009-09-27 18:08:42 -0500 Report

What I would do is learn to count carbs for that iswhat you will need to do if you become diabetec.Theres a book called The calorie King and that will help you
you can get it at
This book has save my life. good luck and keep me posted

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