Key Food Consumption Tips For Managing Diabetes

-don't eat dessert. ever.
-eat whole grain carbohydrates instead of processed white carbs. whole grain carbs don't spike your blood sugar and drop fast later.
-eat lots of vegetables and lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu)
-avoid dried fruit
-eat small amounts of fruit (1 banana _or_ 1 apple) in the morning for breakfast
-avoid soda and energy drinks
-don't put sugar or honey in your coffee
-don't drink milk
-don't eat cookies, cakes, pies.
-if you are on insulin and drink alcohol, be very careful to monitor your blood sugar so it doesn't go low, especially if you mix alcohol and exercise
-eat carbohydrates before exercising. keep a large bottle of gatorade in your backpack while exercising in case you go low.

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Comment by Gerri on January 22, 2010 at 4:52pm
Whole grain carbs effect me just as badly. Not that I'm advocating for processed white carbs at all, but a rise hours later isn't necessarily a good thing when insulin is gone (for those who are insulin dependent). Try experimenting by eating a small piece of white bread & test. Then eat the same size pi




























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































ece of whole wheat bread. The effect will be the same.

I eat wonderful, healthy low carb desserts made from nut flours & unsweetened chocolate.
Comment by David Nelson on January 22, 2010 at 6:20pm
sorry to hear that Gerri. Ya everyone is different. these pointers are what have helped me.
Comment by David Nelson on January 22, 2010 at 6:21pm
Judith, love the summary. very to the point and right on, :-)
Comment by Matthew Yarbrough on January 22, 2010 at 9:43pm
Soy is a doubled edged sword. It contains plant estrogen what can reach havoc on men who have androgen issues.
Comment by Gerri on January 22, 2010 at 10:06pm
Soy should be avoided for those who have thyroid problems also, common in diabetics (especially women).

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