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The Best And Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Diabetes

Most of us take it for granted that we can eat whatever we like, although it may have an unwanted effect on our waistline. But diabetics have to be much more careful with what they consume, as their inability to produce any, or enough, insulin, means their blood sugar levels can become dangerously high if they eat whatever they fancy. [Read more: 6 surprising cholesterol-busting foods] [Revealed: Why am I always hungry? 6 reasons you’re feeling starving] However, as World Diabetes Day is marked on November 14, Diabetes UK points out that no foods are totally off-limits for diabetics – they just need to eat carefully. Libby Dowling, senior clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, explains: “If you have diabetes – whatever the type – no food is out of bounds, but you should aim for a healthy, balanced diet, just as everyone should. This is a diet which is low in sugar, salt and saturated fats and includes plenty of fruit and vegetables. “It’s fine to have a treat now and again, but maintaining a healthy diet most of the time can help you to manage your diabetes, and is good for your general health too.” Here are some suggestions for the best and worst foods to eat when you're Continue reading >>

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  1. Claire Bear

    Can a Bedtime Snack Help Morning Highs?

    This is really interesting.
    I'm diet controlled T2. I can go to bed at 5.5 (99 i think) but I'll always wake up higher 7.8 (140ish) and absolutely starving. Would I be better to have a small snack before bed? Could that actually even my numbers out a little?
    Thanks
    Claire

  2. Richard157

    Claire, if you do not eat a bedtime snack then your liver will start producing carbs in the middle of your night ang give you a morning high. This is called the Dawn Phenomenon. Many diabetics are frustrated by this at one time or another. The liver can produce more glucose than you really need. To keep this from happening just eat a bedtime snack consisting of something that will last well into the night. Peanut butter and a few crackers works well for many people. An Extend Bar or Solo Bar works well. These bars digest slowly and last throughout the night. They will produce glucose in small amounts at the time the liver might otherwise be producing much larger amounts. Your morning highs should improve greatly. If these bars cannot be found in the UK then you can use suitable substitutes that contain protein that digests slowly. Cheese or peanut butter is appropriate.
    Here is a site dealing with this problem:
    http://www.diabetic-talk.org/dp.htm
    Good luck!
    Richard

  3. Claire Bear

    Hi Richard,
    I just tried the link and it comes up ' Page cannot be displayed' . Sorry but I seem to be having one of those be totally dumb, stupid , airhead days. Any suggestions (other than a frontal lobotomy)?? (I mean't for the link)
    Claire

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