I have found that some diabetic nurses have not updated their knowledge about diets. For example, one of them told me I can eat fruits like oranges and bananas. By testing my BG after various foods, I have found that in order to stay below 200, I cannot eat most of the nurse's recommended foods. Here are some foods I stay away from:
fruits (all except berries), rice, pasta, any grain (include all cereal, oatmeal), breads, potatoes, cooked carrots or tomatoes.
I know it's awkward to post something as private as your eating habits, but I think our collective experience is a lot more helpful than a non-diabetic who learn it from a book.