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The 16 Best Foods To Control Diabetes

Figuring out the best foods to eat when you have diabetes can be tough. The main goal is to keep blood sugar levels well-controlled. However, it's also important to eat foods that help prevent diabetes complications like heart disease. Here are the 16 best foods for diabetics, both type 1 and type 2. Fatty fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies and mackerel are great sources of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which have major benefits for heart health. Getting enough of these fats on a regular basis is especially important for diabetics, who have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke (1). DHA and EPA protect the cells that line your blood vessels, reduce markers of inflammation and improve the way your arteries function after eating (2, 3, 4, 5). A number of observational studies suggest that people who eat fatty fish regularly have a lower risk of heart failure and are less likely to die from heart disease (6, 7). In studies, older men and women who consumed fatty fish 5–7 days per week for 8 weeks had significant reductions in triglycerides and inflammatory markers (8, 9). Fish is also a great source of high-quality Continue reading >>

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  1. PappyPaul

    Today is day 30 for me, and for the most part I feel GREAT! The only thing keeping me from feeling less than COMPLETELY great is that my blood sugar numbers haven't drastically improved. They have gone from 130s and 140s to mostly in the 110s. But today it was 133 and my 'feeling great" day kind of crash landed.
    I had already decided I was going to keep going for 30 more days because after so many years of abusing my body, I need another 30 days to help the healing "take" or whatever the right term may be.
    I'm using the Real Plans meal planner and have actually been enjoying my new food choices quite a bit, but after reading thru some other posts here, I realize that just because food is good for Whole30 may not mean it is good for me in my situation. I have attached screenshots of my Whole30 meal plans, and I could use some advice as to what I should alter or avoid as a diabetic.

  2. MeadowLily

    Medical doctors don't advise others over the internet. They need to examine bloodwork and history because there's way too much liability.
    For good numbers to continue, the good habits and changes have to continue.
    This is where you're going to learn how to ride your bike....with your doctors's monitoring. You keep going, adding things back in, testing your blood sugar and if it doesn't work, you go back to the foods that are working.
    Alcohol messes with the pancreas/blood sugar. Tread lightly with that and too much coffee, ditto.

  3. MeadowLily

    Bravo, PappyPaul for Day 30.
    For the healing to "take" after Day 30, for the diabetic... Falling back into whatever it was you were doing preW30 will bring T2 right back where it was. T1 and T2, along with all of the other autoimmune/thyroid/pancreas disorders are health conditions that you don't bounce in and out of - by 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off of refined foods. It takes persistent consistency to see lasting results.
    There's no real going back to those refined foods or drinks that brought diabetes to your door. It is patently unfair but genetics and food choices all come into play with consequences. Even after a few years of consistency, the same health problems come back enforce when whole foods are replaced with refined foods.
    Even after years of tweaking, some learn that they still need medicine to manage their health condition. Good food helps everything but it doesn't heal everything either.

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