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Can Eating Rice Affect My Diabetes?

Having diabetes requires you to be vigilant about your diet and exercise habits. You have to watch what you eat every day to ensure that your blood sugar doesn’t rise to an unhealthy level. Monitoring the carbohydrate count and glycemic index (GI) score of the foods you eat can make controlling your diabetes easier. The GI ranks food based on how they can affect your blood sugar. If you aren’t tracking your diet, diabetes can cause more serious health problems. This includes cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, or foot infections. Rice is rich in carbohydrates and can have a high GI score. If you have diabetes, you may think that you need to skip it at the dinner, but this isn’t always the case. You can still eat rice if you have diabetes. You should avoid eating it in large portions or too frequently, though. Many types of rice exist, and some types are healthier than others. There are risks to having too much rice in your diet. A study in the British Medical Journal found that people who eat high levels of white rice may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This means that if you have prediabetes, you should be especially conscientious about your rice int Continue reading >>

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  1. CaminoKate0214

    As a type 2 diabetic, I just cannot imagine doing the needle and thread thing! That would seem a great way to get a huge infection that would put a quick end to my Camino. Anyone here with ideas for diabetics to treat blisters? I've been wearing my hiking shoes for about three months now, so I feel like they're well broken-in, and don't anticipate problems, but any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Albertinho

    Anyway you can take your precautions. We walked 3 caminos and an other long distance path in Europe. As preparation for our first camino Português in 2013.
    The first and second the blisters were there in spite of all preparations
    On ths forum we read about all precautions of blisters and we adopted them
    We put some footcreme on our feet and wear as a first layer nylon pantysocks. Then the walking socks . So the rubbing of the socks at your feet will be between the two sock layers instead of sock and skin.
    To us it helped . Two last caminos with no blister at all.
    Bom caminho

  3. LauraK

    From everything I have read, it appears that you should not pop a blister (needle and thread) if you have diabetes. I would recommend that you purchase some compeed to carry in your first aid kit. You put it on over a blister and leave it on until it comes off. ( it absorbs the liquid from the blister and acts as a second skin). You should also take some moleskin (you can get it at your local drug store). It has an adhesive backing and you apply a piece over any "hot spots" before a blister forms. I would recommend you search foot care and read up on all of the good advice here on the forum. You might also plan to stop every few hours and take your socks off to check your feet especially during the beginning of your walk.

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