low carb/no carb diet for diabetics?
Topic: low carb/no carb diet for diabetics?
November 17, 2019 / By Brittania Question:
I'm type 1, recently diagonsed and I was wondering if anyone you know or if you yourself have tried the low carb or no carb diet and how it worked for you?
Best Answers: low carb/no carb diet for diabetics?
Alise | 4 days ago
A lot of these people are lying to you here. At least partially. If you avoid carbs as much as possible it give you much greater control over your spikes.
It is perfectly healthy to not eat carbohydrates. There are plenty of low carb vegetables that get you everything you need. Peppers among the best.
And low carb will do WONDERS for blood pressure, lipid levels and losing weight.
So... find a forum where people are more open to diversity and tolerance.. these people seem pretty closed minded.
The answer is really low carb, low protein, high fat... believe it or not.
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Originally Answered: No-Carb/Low-Carb Diet?
If you are doing this for two weeks, expect to put the weight back on quickly when you go off the low carb diet. Instead, try the "no sugar, no flour" diet. It is healthier. You can have all the fruits and vegetables you like. All lean meats, fish, poultry are fine. Just avoid sweets and bread. To satisfy that sugar craving, try grapes, mini carrots, sugar free jello.
the rub on ground turkey is that its dry add some olive oil and finely blended onions to a turkey burger or turkey meatball to enhance its juiciness
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As a type 1 diabetic you do NOT need a low carb or a no carb diet. Remember carbs are what give you energy, they are your fuel.
Even if you never ate a single carb, your body would still have glucose in your bloodstream because it would break down your muscles to use the protein to make glucose for fuel. So avoiding carbs will not keep your blood glucose under control because you make NO insulin to do so.
The problem with type 1 diabetes is NOT carbs but the fact that your body does not make insulin. Insulin is needed 24/7 even when you don't eat a bite of food the body still needs insulin.
So ask your doctor for a referral to see a Registered Dietitian so you can get started on learning how to eat and manage your insulin.
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I've been type 1 diabetic for 15 years (got it when i was 9) and I think having diabetes might make it hard to follow a no/ low carb diet. I only say that because on average you need about 15 carbs to bring up a low blood sugar. If you already max out your number of carbs for the day (according to the low carb plan you choose) you'll have to go past that number to compensate for low blood sugars. I think a low calorie diet works better for diabetics.
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Unfortunately, we need the vitamins and minerals along with the fiber available with some carb foods, namely fruits and vegetables.
We can live very happily with no breads, pastas, cereals, rices, starch veggies such as potato, carrot, corn, peas, and lentiles.
We either need to take calcium tabs or drink the carby milk and milk products.
I have a friend on http://www.diabetes.about.com forum who has been type 1 diabetic since she was a teen. Back in the dark ages, she was lucky enough to have a doctor who recognized that carby foods were a huge problem.
She has counciled me on how to minimize the carbs in my food plan and remain on healthy track. I attempt to keep my grams of carb under 100 per day, that is 15 grams per carb serving or about 6 carb servings per day!
This way I can minimize the amount of insulin I need to cover meals. And not gain more weight!!!
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