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Banana is probably the worst food to eat as a Diabetic.
While it's good for leveling sugars during/after a hypo, it can have serious consequences when taken as a meal subside or when eaten as a meal itself.

over the past month (at least), I have quit eating the tropical fruit and have noticed the difference - no more hyperactivity, no more dehydration and no more high blood sugars.

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Yes, bananas can make the blood sugar rise, but I wouldn't say it's the worst food, at least not for me. I find that a syrup and pancake sandwich on fried wonder bread is far worse and less nutritious ;)

Personally, I eat fruits only preworkout or to treat hypos...seldom as a meal or meal subside. If you are getting better numbers keeping away from fruits, I say stick with it. Insulin can do a lot, but sometimes certain foods just beat the insulin to the punch.

My black listed carbs:
1. White Rice
2. Potatoes, especially fried
3. Pasta

If I'm even in the same room as mashed potatoes, my blood sugar goes up. OK maybe not, but you know what I mean.
Dino, I think you are just coveting those yummy chips. My blood pressure and everything goes up in the presence of chips that I can't eat! lol
I have to say I'm very opposed to the idea of any food being "bad". All foods are OK in moderation. You might find there are foods that have an especially significant impact on your BG or don't agree with you for whatever other reason, but that doesn't make it "bad" or "unsuitable" for diabetics. It just means you can choose to limit it or avoid it altogether.

This whole good and bad thing - good and bad foods, good and bad numbers, good and bad diabetics - is not a helpful way to qualify or characterize anything.
Different strokes for different folk (or your mileage may vary). I would not label bananas or any food bad for diabetics as a group. It might be a difficult food for some individuals. I usually slice a half banana on my cereal for breakfast, and eat a pretty wide variety of fruits throughout the day.

The food that I have difficulty with is Chinese food. It doesn't matter how much insulin I take, I end up fighting high bgl's for hours and hours afterwards. I think it's the high fat content of the stirfried rice and noodles in restaurant food.
If I ate cereal, milk and any amount of banana, my #'s would be sky high, no matter how accurately I bolused for the carbs. How can we all be so different?
There's a *ton* of sugar in the sauces. If there's a connection between msg and BG, I've never heard of it.
Depends on the sauces. My big issues with Chinese food are (1) the high sodium levels (unless I order from the steamed menu, sauce on the side), (2) the large amounts of (usually white) rice served with it, and (3) if I'm in a restaurant, I tend to gorge on the fried noodles (which are really bad for everyone due to the high levels of trans fats).
I don't have any problems with bananas. It's pineapples I have to avoid.
i had delicious jasmin rice with indian food last night... so good and yet it produced my highest measurement for the past 3 months... 245 :(
Ok, I'll allow myself that once in a while.
I don't have a problem with fruits, usually eaten as a mid-day snack, and actually since i try to get the 3 to 4 fruits and veggies a day my sugar is alot better than when I didn't do that and than when I eat things like potatoe, breads, or those types of carbs. My besetting sin is a love of brads, rolls, ect..so if i stay away from them I tend to not crave them so much. Eating more fruits and veggies I get full faster and stay full longer than I do with breads. My sugar stays leveler than if i indulge in starches like bread and pasta, must be just then way my body processes stuff. Like it was said "different strokes for different folks". I think my problem is the craving of those breads and stuff, makes me eat more than I should of them too. Who knows. Take care all.
I am really with you about the breads. I have to stay out of the grocery store in the mornings when they are baking their breads and cookies. Just the smell of them baking makes me drool. I usually try to walk a different direction than right by the bakery section. I don't have this problem when i walk through the bread aisle. After all, that is all wrapped up and doesn't smell as good as the fresh baked stuff. Once in a while I have a slice of 12 grain bread and it tastes good. But i purposely don't eat the white bread or fresh baked bread. I would just want too much of it. It isn't hard for me to skip the potatoes and pasta. I fill up mostly on vegetables, cheeses, eggs, fats and some meat, not much meat. I also eat some fruits I just don't feel as well when I have high bounces in blood sugar.
Yep, I too am a type 2 that has to really watch my potato and pasta intake. Most foods I have pretty well adjusted to how much I can eat, but sometimes I do overindulge in certain things. My dietician said that no food was off limits, just had to limit my portion sizes.




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