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Can You Eat Cucumbers If You Have Diabetes?

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The Best And Worst Foods To Eat In A Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Following a type 2 diabetes diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all the things you love — you can still enjoy a wide range of foods and, in some cases, even help reverse type 2 diabetes. Indeed, creating a diet for diabetes is a balancing act: It includes a variety of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The trick is ultimately choosing the right combination of foods that will help keep your blood sugar level in your target range and avoid big swings that can cause diabetes symptoms — from the frequent urination and thirst of high blood sugar to the fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and mood changes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The Basics of the Type 2 Diabetes Diet: What Should You Eat? To follow a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes, you must first understand how different foods affect your blood sugar. Carbohydrates, which are found to the largest degree in grains, bread, pasta, milk, sweets, fruit, and starchy vegetables, are broken down into glucose in the blood faster than other types of food, which raises blood sugar, potentially leading to hyperglycemia. Protein and fats do not directly impact blood sugar, but both should be consumed in moderation to keep calo Continue reading >>

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  1. Mindset714

    Hey All!! Happy Fourth!
    I was wondering if anyone has any advice or insights on a keto carb up day? Been seeing it a lot on some pages I follow.

    Thanks!!!

  2. JorgePasada

    Mindset714:


    I was wondering if anyone has any advice or insights on a keto carb up day?

    I've never heard that phrase before, could you explain what it means?

  3. Fiorella

    Wait. What?

    Have no clue what that is. What is the purpose of a carb up on a low carb way of eating? I don't get it.

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