*Miracle* Foods for Type 2 Diets

By Bettyj1951 Latest Reply 2010-07-27 02:03:49 -0500
Started 2010-06-10 14:37:53 -0500

I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for about 10 years. I have used myself as a human guinea pig by playing with different foods to see how my sugar levels would react, thus learning which foods to avoid and those which are *safe*.

I have found several foods that are positive no-nos for me…MILK being the #1! I LOVE milk, but I have tried all forms of the product, and they all contain to much *sugar*, and will cause my levels to sky rocket in a matter of minutes!

But, I have found one product that I can eat my weight (and THAT is exaggerating, but NOT by much!) of, and it cures my sweet tooth craving but will actually LOWER my sugar levels!

BEFORE I reveal my secret (and I HOPE science does NOT find it, or the *price* will sky rocket, LOL)…I HIGHLY recommend EACH person to TEST it with just a *SMALL* portion first…as not every one reacts to things exactly the same!

I buy the LARGE Restaurant (7lb) can at Walmart for about $7, and eat one cereal bowl full every day! There are also different brands…but I get the DOLE brand (it's what Walmart has). It is:
TROPICAL FRUIT (in Light syrup & passion fruit juice)!!

I started using it January, when my levels were running nearly 200+ and I was using 50 units of Lantus insulin shots nightly, as well as Glyburide Metformin 5/500 (TWO caplets TWICE a day) and Actos 15 mg (1 tablet nightly).

When I went for my 3 month A1C Doctor visit in April…not only were my overall levels at 6.7, I had even LOST 15 lbs!! The doctor took me OFF my Lantus shots, and we are now hoping to work on getting rid of the Actos!

I am an ex-smoker (I quit a 3 pack a day habit in Sept 2006), and I was really bad about *grazing* to replace the cigarette habit, and I had gained quite a bit of weight. So, when I found out that the fruit was also helping me reduce my weight as well…I was even HAPPIER!

IF any of you want to TRY this Tropical Fruit, and let us know how it works for you…I am really interested in how it effects others! BUT…I ONLY recommend it for those that have HIGH sugar levels, because as much as it has dropped my sugars, I would NOT recommend it for LOW sugars!

BUT…AS the saying goes…CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE trying this, so s/he can monitor your progress WITH you!!

If any one else knows of *Miracle* foods that help control the sugar levels…PLEASE share with us! Help us all find those foods that make living with Diabetes…easier!


5 replies

Armourer 2010-07-27 02:03:49 -0500 Report

Fruit is a no-no for me. And I hate the taste of meat. I can handle a hamburger but if it can get covered by the pickle the better. Since I hate meat, protein has been a big problem for me and my BG levels. In May I learned of a South American grain/vegatable (what ever), and it has made my brought my BG levels down to the normal range. I eat this twice a day. It is kinda' expensive so I buy it at Costco where a 4lb bag is $10, this will last me about 3 weeks. The type I buy is prewashed, am told that if not washed it has a nasty taste. Otherwise it has no taste, basically found it replaces rice in dishes (I can't eat brown rice). Neighbor bought some and served by itself, and she and husband about lost their diner at the table ( I said you have to mix it with something). For me it has been a lifesaver.

GabbyPA 2010-06-13 12:44:32 -0500 Report

Everyone is different and this just goes to show that. If that works for you then I am very glad for you.

The only foods that work for me on a regular basis are my garden fresh veggies and leafy greens. Cucumber is the only one that will make my levels drop when I eat it. All food hates me. LOL! I cannot eat canned fruits. I pretty much stick to apples, berries and melons. Those I eat fresh and they are much more friendly than canned anything.

monkeymama 2010-06-12 08:25:04 -0500 Report

Great job! I did recently find a new kind of milk out there that has been GREAT. It is called "Smart Balance: Fat Free with added Omega 3 & Vitamin E" and only 7g per 1/2 cup. The milk last longer than other milk and tastes great.

kdroberts 2010-06-10 15:02:40 -0500 Report

That's good that it works for you but the canned tropical fruit is 95% sugar. Half a cup is pretty much the same as eating 4 teaspoons of sugar. I'm surprised that it helps you lower your blood sugar, most people would find it works very well for treating low blood sugar. Just goes to show that each diabetic is different.

For me the miracle foods are the low/no carb ones. Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, etc.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-06-10 15:52:47 -0500 Report

I have to agree that for my son, any canned fruit is good for treating a low blood sugar. It brings his blood sugar up as fast as drinking a regular soda.

I guess every body is different.

As you (Betty) said, test with a small amount first. Watch your blood sugars so you know what it's doing for you.

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