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Diabetes tips?

Posted By: berryk

Diabetes tips? - 10/29/10 05:14 AM

Hi All; does whole grain rice have as much carbs as white rice? are some fruits bad for diabetes? should exercise mainly focus on heart circulation? are beans and lentils good or bad for diabetes? if u help i will be greatful Regards
Posted By: GrannyH

Re: Diabetes tips? - 11/11/10 04:45 PM

There are no standard answers about diabetes. It's different for each individual. There are not always clear yes-and-no's about foods. Read all the labels, take lots of Glucose Readings after meals (so you know how your diabetes copes with each food), and talk to professionals.

Some answers:

1) Baked beans, lentils, brown and converted rice (not instant) have low glycemic indexes and shouldn't spike your blood glucose; so they're all good. Know your intake however.

2) Most recommend vegetables over fruit just because all fruits include frutose (glucose) while most vegetables are very low. Fruit juices are really discouraged. You could consume a complete meal's worth of carbs and still be very hungry.

3) Diabetes are encouraged to be physically active, but to be very careful about strenuous exercises or activity. Keep your meter handy and know how your body responds to each.

In addition to each person's diabetes being different I am learning that your own diabetes changes from year to year. I have begun to call this a trial-and-error disease.

HAPPY MAINTAINING!
Posted By: eranga

Re: Diabetes tips? - 10/25/11 11:19 AM

There are some diabetes fruits to avoid since they are partially harmful for your health. Fruits like mango, banana, ripened papaya, pineapple and sweet grapes are not helping to beat diabetes. Since these fruits do not contain pectin needed for stimulating good digestion, they are not helping to clean your digestive track by removing the waste products. So, all such fruits are very bad for diabetics.
Posted By: kylie960

Re: Diabetes tips? - 02/11/14 07:40 AM

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