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Diabeties-Meal ideas

We just found out yesterday that my husband has diabeties.Can anyone give us advice on what he should stay away from,tips,recepies?This is going to be a big change for the whole family.

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Asked by KzaM4Infinity at 12:02 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • What he has to watch for is carbs in all forms. Sugar sweetened drinks are a no-no, as is Jasmine rice. Apart from that... it depends on his medications and blood sugars.

    Sugar and jasmine rice are bad because they enter your blood very very quickly for a short time. What he needs are carbs that give a lower, more even rise, release their energy slowly and stably.
    He needs to keep track of how many carbs he eats, and his blood sguar levels, from that, he'll know what affects his blood sugar the most.
    Bear in mind a high fat meal will spread out the release of the carbohydrate.

    He needs to start moniotoring his blood sugar before, and 2 hours after ecah meal, to see what effect that sort of food has on his levels.
    There are no recipe's, because every diabetic is different. Some people find that cereal affects their sugar levels more than potato's... some the other way around.
    Best tip - carb counting book. Good luck.

    Answer by Piskie at 12:08 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Stay away from white bread, starches, juices, soda, pasta. You can have low-carb versions of pasta, tortillas for sandwiches, etc. Some fruits and veggies to avoid:

    watermelon, citrus, pineapple, peas, corn.

    Lean proteins (fish, chicken, turkey, lean beef or pork) and healthy fruits and veggies are great. Broccoli and cauliflower are good, berries, grapes.

    Answer by rio_burb at 12:09 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Thanks for the tips:)

    Comment by KzaM4Infinity (original poster) at 12:13 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I have found Diabetes Forecast very helpful since being diagnosed this summer.


    Answer by Jazzdoll at 12:16 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Hopefully, his doctor has referred him to a diabetes educator; you need to go to the appointment with him, if you are the one who cooks the meals.

    A study was released last year that determined that a low fat vegan diet, based on whole foods, is actually healthier for type 2 diabetics than the traditional ADA diet. You can read about the study here:

    You can find recipes and meal plans here: and more recipes here:


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:15 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

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