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Diabetes food pyramid

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2009-01-08 18:36:22 by Blubbery_runner

Google "diabetic diet"

Diabetes has been around a long time. The recommended diet has not changed. Low glycemic index foods, with a very carefully controlled limited amount of daily calories.
The funny thing about such a question is this - in the past, you could almost tell a diabetic because they were skinny. Since they could not eat high sugar contest stuff, had to really restrain themselves with breads and fruits, and no candy or soda pop allowed, it was actually difficult for them to get in enough calories per day.
I still get surprised when I meet an overweight person who says they're diabetic - it's just not the image that comes to mind!
But yes, I know, there's Type I (the old fashioned kind) and Type II, the kind that's getting more prevalent and seems related to being overweight.

2008-10-13 12:52:03 by eat2live

Sugar Dissected

Tony is partially right when he says that 'sugar is our real enemy.'
Simple sugar or sucrose is made up of one molecule of glucose and another of fructose. The only sugar molecule that is allowed to pass into your bloodstream is glucose and our brains run exclusively on glucose. It's impossible to take sugar out of your diet because it comes in many forms.
Carbohydrates are chains of sugar. Starch consists of tens of thousands of sugar molecules. Flour consists of hundreds of thousands of molecules and fibre consists of millions of sugar molecules that are bound so tightly that they are difficult to break down and digest

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy : How to Put the Food Pyramid to Work for Your Busy Lifestyle
Book (American Diabetes Association)

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