Diabetes And Potatoes

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Potatoes: Just Say No

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I changed the way I ate. I stopped eating all sugary foods, I cut out most fruit and cut back on the all of the other carbs in my diet – grains and starches. One of the foods I gave up almost completely was potatoes. Unlike rice which is still part of my regular diet (brown rice, that is) and pasta which I eat occasionally (and usually regret), potatoes just about disappeared from our home. I do have a few French fries every once in a while when I go out for a burger (it doesn’t happen all that often) but I can’t remember the last time I made potatoes at home for me or for the kids. I used to love potatoes but until yesterday, I never missed them. Yesterday I was preparing some potatoes to take to my son’s class bonfire. I put four medium potatoes in a pot of water to pre-cook them before the fire – and then forgot about them. When I suddenly remembered the boiling potatoes, it was too late. They were totally cooked through and their skin was peeling off. I drained the water and let them cool while I figured out what to do with them. I decided to just forget about cooking them in the bonfire since every time I take my kids to one Continue reading >>

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  1. steph81170

    Hi, I'm new to the forum so hope I'm doing the right thing here!
    I've been told by my GP that I'm pre-diabetic so I am doing my best to modify my diet.
    Can anyone tell me please if sweet potatoes are acceptable? (in moderation, of course).

  2. Resurgam

    They are 20 percent carbs - way above what I can eat.
    Try celeriac, turnip or swede, cauliflower and broccoli, salads, tomatoes in moderation and you might add other fruits (sorry - I did Biology, tomatoes are fruits) fairly low in sugar.

  3. steph81170

    Resurgam said: ↑
    They are 20 percent carbs - way above what I can eat.
    Try celeriac, turnip or swede, cauliflower and broccoli, salads, tomatoes in moderation and you might add other fruits (sorry - I did Biology, tomatoes are fruits) fairly low in sugar. OK, thanks.

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