Eggs And Blood Sugar

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Can You Eat Eggs If You Have Diabetes?

To eat or not to eat? Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein. The American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half a gram of carbohydrates, so it’s thought that they aren’t going to raise your blood sugar. Eggs are high in cholesterol, though. One large egg contains nearly 200 mg of cholesterol, but whether or not this negatively affects the body is debatable. Monitoring your cholesterol is important if you have diabetes because diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream also raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But dietary intake of cholesterol doesn’t have as profound an effect on blood levels as was once thought. So, it’s important for anyone with diabetes to be aware of and minimize other heart disease risks. A whole egg contains about 7 grams of protein. Eggs are also an excellent source of potassium, which supports nerve and muscle health. Potassium helps balance sodium levels in the body as well, which improves your cardiovascular health. Eggs have many nutrients, such as lutei Continue reading >>

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  1. cherisepeterson

    Blood sugar and hard boiled eggs (I know, strange title)

    Now I've been diabetic for 10 years now and have this strange problem that every endocrinologist I have ever asked about it has no idea why this is true. I was always taught by ever nutritionist that eggs are free. So why is it I can be perfectly normal and then shoot clear up? That's all I eat is 2 hard boiled eggs.

  2. furball64801

    My feelings are eggs are free, not in the store though ha ha. It might just be the liver dump, are you doing any activity then, exercise house work anything. How long has it been since you ate the body is going to do a dump if it perceives not enough food.

  3. jimt1cgms

    Funny thing, my eggs say 2 carbs each. Same thing goes for a slice of cheese. Seems that most proteins have some equivalence of carbs. YDMV

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