Food

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By uffdaostr Latest Reply 2010-03-26 21:32:54 -0500
Started 2010-03-25 18:51:29 -0500

What can I eat?? I know I have to limit carbs, but holy cow, I can't even eat sweets? I wil go nuts.


11 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2010-03-26 21:32:54 -0500 Report

Eat nuts. I do. Just watch out you don’t eat too much.

When diagnosed I started to drink 8+ glasses of water and started to eat lots of low carb vegetables and my numbers dropped fast. I learned by testing before and after each meal, what foods spiked my blood sugar and stopped eating foods that spiked me more than 30-40 points.

I wrote how I control my blood sugar here. Click on the link below.

http://kirla.wordpress.com/this-is-what-i-did/

My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in less than four months. I did it. I believe most people can too.

Good luck
Kevin

Markus
Markus 2010-03-26 12:52:48 -0500 Report

I still eat ice cream once in a while…very small portion, usually 1 scoop with either almonds or walnuts to top it off…portion size is the key as well as making sure you combine some protein with your carb intake

Harlen
Harlen 2010-03-26 07:21:13 -0500 Report

All food has fat or carbs lol
the rest is not food lol
I got this the hard way lol
best wishes
Harlen

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-25 19:30:10 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

There is no diabetic diet inscribed in stone just recommendations, suggestions, diabetic dietary info and most of all, common sense.

Here are a couple of links that might interest you :

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/eating_ez/

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/881-dia...

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/information/foo...

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food...

It's not easy at first but once you get the hang of it, it gets to be pretty interesting and exciting selecting meals and preparing them !

Mays

Alyssa512
Alyssa512 2010-03-25 19:13:29 -0500 Report

Hey whats up? Good question! I was wondering about vegetables. they are suppose to be a sugar or carb free food, but i was eating carrots for lunch today and watch out! my blood sugars went up to 317. are you suppose to starve yourself? im a vegetarian, i cant do the atkins crap.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-25 19:34:04 -0500 Report

Carrots are naturally sweet, I steam them or boil them until there is no liquid left and then eat them if I have a taste for something sweet, I consume them raw most of the time, same effect though !

Mays

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-25 19:42:18 -0500 Report

My doctor told me anything that is a root contains starch which turns to sugar and not to eat very much of them

Harlen
Harlen 2010-03-25 18:57:30 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Sweets are bad for us lol
Bread pasta rice and sweets lol spuds
this is what I ran into as well and it is hard to give it up so start buy cutting it down thats how I had to do it ,no way was I just going to just give them all up
at one time.
I know its hard but we all can do it
Best wishes
Harlen

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