Vegetarian Diet

The Vegetarian Diet emphasizes eating fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, beans, and nuts, while eliminating all meat, fish, and poultry from their diet. Most vegetarians include eggs, milk, and cheese in their diet. Because there is no specific program or menu outline, individuals must decide the balance between food choices (for example, a French fries and doughnut diet is technically a vegetarian diet). For people with diabetes, a vegetarian diet that avoids too many whole grains and starchy vegetables, can be an effective way to control blood sugars.

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Vegetarian and Diabetes

Pros: healthy, cruelty free

Cons: can be difficult to balance a diabetic diet that is vegetarian, must work at including protein until you learn the right foods, difficult to eat out

Overall: I was diabetic for 8 years before type 1 diabetes hit, and went back to vegetarian eating for almost a year recently. Before diabetes I felt a hundred times better as a diabetic; that was not so recently. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed more difficult to eat healthy and find all the things I needed, such as protein. I ended up completely depleting iron, and paid dearly for it. I now seldom eat meat, choosing lean meat only and cruelty-free meat and eggs.

By rangerlina