peanut butter

mary price
By mary price Latest Reply 2009-12-10 09:14:25 -0600
Started 2009-12-07 18:30:58 -0600

why can't Ihave it

18 replies

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2009-12-08 11:41:25 -0600 Report

Oy, this just makes me mad when people believe that an ordinary food like peanut butter is completely off limits -- not so!

Here's the thing about peanut butter:
1) it is extremely high in fat, so as other members have noted, you need to eat it in small portions

2) it has more carbs than you might think, so you need to account for that with your meds or exercise (whatever you use to keep your blood sugar levels under control)

Here are two healthy PB brands you might want to try:


Take care,

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 12:11:05 -0600 Report

Thank you so much, Amy, for your injection of knowledgeable common sense!! It is downright depressing to THINK that so many foods are off limits to diabetics, especially when it is wrong information. I had always HEARD that peanut butter was Fatty, BUT it was a GOOD fat, maybe why a little is so satisfying and filling. It is one of the few foods that I like that I have any faith in, so it is good to know of the special brands, that are better for us. I will order some as we live 50 miles from a Wal-Mart and it is a major event to drive there—-but will do so on our next venture over there. Thanks, Pat R

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-08 12:21:09 -0600 Report

Skippy natural is 6 carbs 3 sugar 7 protien 16 fat 3.5 saturated 12.5 good fats mono and poly sat , still all has to be moderate

Susie624 2009-12-08 10:58:55 -0600 Report

sometimes I will take a craving for it will just get a spoon full and just eat it like some would do a popsicle just take my time and make it last.You can find all natural or even make your own with no sugar or addiives.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 10:12:03 -0600 Report

I learn something new every day on this site. I just buy the cheapest kind of peanut butter, don't look at the sugar content etc, and seem to get by, but I am not as severe a diabetic as most—-my fasting was 110 this morn, about my usual, and I had peanut butter last night on celery. I love the combination of nutty flavor—and dry, on a moist medium of the celery—-I need to stir up some breakfast, my weakness—-not too sure of what to eat. Pat R

Hinboyz3 2009-12-08 06:43:55 -0600 Report

like everyone says we can have it but within i moderation!! I love it on celery and graham crackers as a snack.

hbkunkel 2009-12-08 05:34:03 -0600 Report

Get the low fat and the least amount of sugar in it and you should be fine. Eat in moderation:). I have it on apples quite often now while the apples are crisp and good.'Betsie

gregsDAD 2009-12-07 21:00:15 -0600 Report

i use it as a night time snack and it seems to help. It may be because of sodium or fat content. talk to your dr and ask him why. hope this helps.

SkipT 2009-12-07 19:06:26 -0600 Report

Actually you can. It has to be in moderation though, and try to get peanut butter without sugar added. I have it as my evening snack on celery.

ladybug_tn 2009-12-08 06:22:27 -0600 Report

Try the No Sugar Added Peter Pan Peanut Butter—it's really good and it's sweetened with Splenda—not aspartame! You can't tell that it's practically sugar-free. I like mine on graham crackers or vanilla wafers and a kosher mini dill pickle on the side.

MarineMomX2 2009-12-08 14:28:31 -0600 Report

I get the no-sugar kind at one of our local markets. To me it tastes like it has a chocolate mixture in it, so that's not a bad thing! :-) But, it's definately the no-sugar kind. I keep a jar in my desk and take just a tsp sometimes for an afternoon pick-me-up. It hasn't raised my bs, but I limit it to no more than 2tsp at the most.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-08 15:02:18 -0600 Report

Thanks for your suggestion!! If I wasn't retired, that sounds like a winner for the job site!! PR

Harlen 2009-12-07 18:43:03 -0600 Report

My Doc didnt sey I cant have it but it dose make my BS go up if I eat to much of it .
How sed you cant have it ???
Best wishes

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