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Top 10 Diabetes Superfoods

Not all healthy foods are created equal. Greens may be good for you, but the nutrients in iceberg lettuce may not be as plentiful as those in kale, spinach, and Swiss chard. Besides nutrient content, the glycemic index (GI) of a food may also help you make healthy choices. The GI measures how quickly a food will raise blood sugar. Low GI foods have a score of 55 or less, while high GI foods have a score of 70 or more. In general, lower GI foods are a better choice for people with diabetes. Foods that are both nutritious and have a low GI are helpful in managing health and blood glucose levels. Here are 10 superfoods that are especially good for those with diabetes. 1. Non-Starchy Vegetables Non-starchy vegetables have fewer carbs per serving. They include everything from artichokes and asparagus to broccoli and beets. This category of veggies goes a long way in satisfying your hunger and boosting your intake of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. These vegetables are also low in calories and carbohydrates, making them some of the few foods that people with diabetes can enjoy almost with abandon. In fact, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) identifies most non-starchy Continue reading >>

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  1. BingCherry

    Hello all
    My doc may put me on Metformin(Glucophage) to help with my PCOS. I find that I'm able to control what I eat for the first half of the day, but come evening, I just lose it on most occasions. I'm not totally sure if there's something wrong with me, but the doc will be meeting with me Wednesday and is addressing all my labs and starting me on something. I may need a progesterone-only BC pill and metformin to help get me back on track.
    I'm so scared of the side effects. Not because I think I'll die, but I just have to work and hope I can still function as I seem to be one of those people who always gets side effects from stuff.
    Have any of you lost weigh on this? If so, how much and how long did it take? I've read MANY reviews of metformin where the person ate sensibly and lost anywhere from 20-45 pounds the first 3 months without too much effort. Most of them just lowered their carbs and had more protein/dairy with veggies and fruits.

  2. timneh5

    20 to 45 pounds in three months? I haven't heard of anyone losing that amount of weight because of metformin. It's a nice thought, though.
    I find that I'm starving in the evening, if I eat lunch too early. Try eating a later lunch and eat something to keep you feeling fuller, longer. Also, don't forget to eat a snack between meals to keep your glucose numbers level.

  3. BingCherry

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    Originally Posted by timneh5
    20 to 45 pounds in three months? I haven't heard of anyone losing that amount of weight because of metformin. It's a nice thought, though.
    I find that I'm starving in the evening, if I eat lunch too early. Try eating a later lunch and eat something to keep you feeling fuller, longer. Also, don't forget to eat a snack between meals to keep your glucose numbers level. Have you tried taking it at night, instead? I heard that can help. I haven't started yet, but I'm worried. I hope I'm not sick as a dog at work.

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