What Are Good Snack Foods For Diabetics

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5 Delicious And Healthy Snacks For Diabetics

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects an estimated 50 million people in our country. According to the Diabetes Foundation of India (DFI), this figure is likely to go up to 80 million by 2025, making India the 'Diabetes Capital' of the world. Diabetes requires life-long management and control. Certain lifestyle changes and a strict diet can help curb further health hazards. Nutritionists often recommend that diabetics should eat small and frequent meals to keep their blood sugar levels in check. Therefore, it is important to sneak in some healthy snacks between your meals. According to Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Dutta, 'Diabetics should have snacks that are rich in protein, full of fiber and whole grains and low in fat. If a person is on a 1400-calorie diet, he or she must have snacks with 100-150 calories and not more than that. This may include besan ka cheela, a piece or two of paneer, a piece of cheese, low calorie popcorn, sprouts or one fruit which does not include banana, chikoo or mango. You should eat foods that are low on the glycemic index." Dietitian Lokendra Tomar from Weight Loss Clinic in New Delhi agrees, "Diabetics must have snacks that are extremely low on the gl Continue reading >>

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  1. adamm

    So I have a few questions as a type 1 diabetic, and I've never been able to get an answer to either of them. If anyone could help me figure out the answers (or already has them and can share them so I don't need to figure them out) I'd be mighty obliged!
    1. As a type 1 diabetic, I inject insulin. Obviously I need to guess, prior to an injection how much I'm eating, of what, and how much I'm exercising. Like most diabetics who still have their feet, I'm pretty good at it. But nonetheless, occasionally I take a wee bit too much, get a bit sugar low and need to eat some glucose tablets, or I take a wee bit too little and get sugar high and need to take some quick acting insulin ot bring it down. This is all fine and dandy, as it works. My question is this. If I'm IFing, how much does needing to eat some sugar in the middle of it mess up the "results". How much does it effect the body's feeling of starvation mode, the cell protection stuff Mark has talked about, etc.
    2. Similar question. Can a diabetic enter ketosis? I mean, I'm on a very low carb diet anyway, but I've never had any of the symptoms of ketosis. I inject insulin (small amounts, because I'm very low carb) and need to keep my blood sugars in a fixed range (generally between 80 - 100). So my insulin dose + food + occasional sugar tablets is all played with to keep me in this happy range. Because of that, I'm not sure it is possible to enter Ketosis. Is it?
    Thanks for reading folks!

  2. jakey

    hi *i am not a doctor* but here are my thoughts - IFing is great, but it's not the be all and end all of life. if you're blood sugar drops precipitously low as a T1 diabetic, that can literally be the end all of life. do not let your blood sugar get to low in an attempt to experience the benefits of IF. you can be extremely health primal, and best buds with grok with out IFing. safety first!!! but to answer the question, yes, you lose the benefits of a fast if you take in either glucose or protein.
    diabetics can definitely enter ketosis. i have no idea if it's a safe practice, and wouldn't dream of advising you to do so. you also don't need to be in ketosis for anything - health or weightloss.

  3. L8F

    For this I would find a Paleo doc or other type of practitioner. Even another Type I might have very different issues going on from you, so not all experiences would be equivalent or interchangeable with your situation. Just be careful, safety first...

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