Can Diabetics Eat Sweet Potatoes

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Diabetic Sweet Potato Pie

Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add margarine, and mix well with mixer. Stir in splenda, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools. Continue reading >>

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  1. ForEverYoung

    Sweet Potatoes good for Diabetics?

    My aunt has been eating sweet potatoes for breakfeast. I was really worried about her.
    I made her a homemade pizza on a wheat thin( approx 15g of carbs, 1 slice). And her 1hr PP was 125. I didn' test before the meal, it was a spur of the moment thing. I was really happy with her results
    I took her fbg this morning and it was 110. She is doing better than she was 3 months ago, she was at 135 avg fbg.
    I don't like sweet potatoes but I have been developing a taste for them by putting olive oil on them.
    Do you guys think that the sweet potato is helping reduce her fbg's

  2. jwags

    A sweet potato has lots of vitamins and minerals but it is rather high carb, especially for breakfast. I do make sweet potato soup for dinner, but cut it with pumpkin and lots of other veggies and add some protein like sausage. A lot of it depends on what your aunt ate for breakfast before. Last night we went out to dinner with friends. I had the fillet, potatoes and asparagus. Of course I cheated and ate a few christmas cookies. This morning I was 94. So there isn't really a direct correlation between the food you ate the night before. I know potatoes are on my avoid list, but they looked so good, and I guess they didn't hurt me this time but if I ate them everyday they might. You usually can't make an assumption after eating one meal. Many things go into your fasting bgs. It could be hormones, the timing of medication, the kind of sleep you had, the wine you drank last night or aliens from outer space. That is why we don't look at numbers in isolation. Long run patterns are much better to look at.

  3. ForEverYoung

    Originally Posted by jeanne wagner
    A sweet potato has lots of vitamins and minerals but it is rather high carb, especially for breakfast.
    That's what I thought. But seems to have specail properties for diabetics. Google 'sweat patato diabeties' see what you come with.
    ... wouldn't have touched a sweet patato with a 10ft pole (lol), now I just might add them to my diet (even if I hate how they taste).

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