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A Healthy Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone, but it is especially important for people with diabetes. A type 2 diabetes diet and following the right meal plan can make all the difference to a person struggling to keep their blood sugar under control. But, what is the right meal plan? How much of which food group should you eat?

Along with a visit to a dietitian, this guide should help answer questions you may have about diabetes and nutrition.

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Carbohydrates and Fiber in a Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Carbohydrates are one of the major food categories (the others include proteins and fats) in a type 2 diabetes diet. They provide fuel for the body in the form of glucose. Glucose is a sugar that is the primary source of energy for all of the body's cells.

There are two ways to classify carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are sugars, like glucose, sucrose, lactose, and fructose. They are found in refined sugar and in fruits. Complex carbohydrates are the starches, which are the simple sugars bonded together chemically. They are found in beans, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains. Complex carbohydrates are considered healthier mostly because they are digested by the body slowly, providing a steady source of energy. They also contain valuable amounts of fiber.

Carbohydrates, rather than fats or proteins, have the most immediate effect on your blood sugar since carbohydrates are broken down directly into sugar early during digestion.

Carbohydrates are mainly found in the following food groups:

  • Fruit
  • Milk and yogurt
  • Bread, cereal, rice, pasta
  • Starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn, and beans

What Is Carbohydrate Counting?

Carbohydrate counting is a method of meal planning that is a simple way to keep track of the amount of total carbohydrates you eat each day. It helps allow you to eat what you want. Counting grams of carbohydrate and evenly distributing them at meals will help you control your blood sugar.

2003-05-20 17:38:02 by critternli

Definitely. But you can make it easier or harder

For most people, their appetite will be satisfied on less with higher fiber foods. Refined starches are less filling and also tend to cause blood glucose peaks and valleys so people feel hungry again more quickly. So while a cup of brown and a cup of white have the same calories, it'll be easier to eat less of the brown rice. Nothing wrong with making it easier for yourself. I wouldn't call that dumb. I do agree with you that believing in some magic bullet that allows you to ignore how many calories you consume and still lose weight is dumb. People can count carbs all they want, and they'll still won't lose a pound until they burn more calories than they eat

2010-10-04 16:45:35 by simp1icity

My hubby has

Diabetes. We're not vegetarian (I would eat very little meat if I weren't cooking for him), but when he was diagnosed, he cut his meat intake by half or more and I strongly believe it's part of why he's had such an excellent improvement.
Beans are excellent lean protein, and the fiber will help you feel full longer and to better regulate your blood sugars. Non-starchy vegetables and whole grains, too. If you have the chance to meet with a nutritionist or diabetes educator, it was very helpful to us.
The most useful book to us (well, really me, I count the carbs more than my hubby does) has been The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges published by the American Diabetes Association

2006-09-06 20:35:09 by snowcat

Everyone gave a lot of good advice but I wanted

Add to it, since I'm hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and veggie, and the hypoglycemic diet is really similiar to the diabetic one, (except in some instances the hypoglycemic diet is probably stricter; my hypoglycemia is pretty bad). I also have very low cholesterol.
As others have mentioned, avoid white sugar, white rice, and white flour--anything highly refined and processed. The thing is that white sugar and white flour are in pretty much EVERYTHING so be sure to read labels carefully. I pretty much cook all my meals myself, and don't eat too much processed/pre packaged foods.
Also you need to avoid things like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar etc

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.

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