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Diabetic Diet

A diabetic diet is a dietary pattern that is used by people with diabetes mellitus or high blood glucose to manage diabetes. There is no single dietary pattern that is best for all people with all types of diabetes. For overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes, any weight-loss diet that the person will adhere to and achieve weight loss on is effective.[1][2] Since carbohydrate is the macronutrient that raises blood glucose levels most significantly, the greatest debate is regarding how low in carbohydrates the diet should be. This is because although lowering carbohydrate intake will lead to reduced blood glucose levels, this conflicts with the traditional establishment view that carbohydrates should be the main source of calories. Recommendations of the fraction of total calories to be obtained from carbohydrate are generally in the range of 20% to 45%,[3][4][5] but recommendations can vary as widely as from 16% to 75%.[6] The most agreed-upon recommendation is for the diet to be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates, while relatively high in dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber. People with diabetes are also encouraged to eat small frequent meals a day. Likewise, peop Continue reading >>

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  1. GalleonLvr

    As there is currenty a great post on Key Lime Pie - Kermit's vs. Blonde Giraffe...
    Just to make you aware if you did not know already.
    I am blessed that my Dad has been to KW with my family and I at least 10 out of the last 12 years. He is now 75 years old and has always been an exercise fanatic and still is. He and I will walk 3 - 4 miles in KW each morning. The best vacation spot that I have ever been to for walking and sight seeing! Anyhoo - my BS reading was normal prior to one of our walks and during the walk we stopped for a piece of KL Pie (not normal - we usually just walk and talk). Well after hour after I got back to my room and rechecked my BS level it was over 400! At the time I did not understand why.
    Since then I saw a recipe for KLP in the Sunday Parade Magazine and the calorie count was 700! No wonder......
    If you Google KLP you will see many different calorie levels and many low cal recipes. I would suspect that any KLP that you eat in KW would be towards the 700 calorie count.
    Beware and prepare.

  2. sdallenhou

    GalleonLvr,
    It's unfortunate that your blood glucose level shot that high after a piece of Key Lime Pie. I would be unhappy, but with my meds and not the dessert! Sure we're supposed to limit our intake of things like that, but I can tell you that last night I finished my latest Key Lime Pie creation and that my BG level didn't get above 165 at most. Thank the forces of the universe (especially gila monsters) for Byetta, Actos, and Metformin!
    Steve in Houston

  3. Chuts

    And here I was, hoping you were going to say that you found a KLP that diabetics could safely eat and not have their BS go up. Oh, well, I'll keep dreaming. LOL.

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