What Food Can You Eat If You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

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Grocery Lists For Type 2 Diabetes: What To Buy And What To Avoid

Diabetes is best managed by being mindful of carbohydrate intake, eating smaller meals regularly, and choosing nutrient dense, healthful options. Knowing what food to eat can make a huge difference to controlling, and, potentially, reversing type 2 diabetes. Making informed food choices can be helped by writing out a grocery list of foods that improve overall health, and benefit someone who has type 2 diabetes. Contents of this article: Lists of good foods A person who has type 2 diabetes can make it easier to avoid buying unhealthful foods by going to the grocery store armed with a list. Choosing healthful, satisfying foods that meet individual nutrition requirements can help people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition. By making smart food choices and buying the right foods, a person can ensure they have enough diabetic-friendly ingredients on hand to take them from breakfast through to the last meal, or snack, of the day. Vegetables Vegetables are the base of a healthy diet. Not only do they offer excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, but they are fibrous, too, and help the body feel full and satisfied. This in turn can deter overeating, which may cause blood sugar Continue reading >>

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  1. Pegsy

    Home A1c Test Accuracy

    I had previously tried a couple of home A1c tests and found them to be very accurate against the test my doctor/lab performed. I decided to test myself once per month to help me get a better idea of how I am doing. I bought a box of 10 tests and when they arrived the instructions said to refrigerate them if they were going to be stored for more than a month.
    So…on December 1 I got out the test meter and one disposable test vial, etc. to see how I was doing. For the first time I had trouble using the kit. The meter just wouldn't do what it was supposed to do. Finally it did and after the 5 minute process time I got a reading of 6.9. i was greatly discourage! I was expecting about 6.5.
    Then a few days ago I thought about the difficulty I had in getting the device to work and thought perhaps my reading was in error. So, I decided to test again. I got out the meter and test vial and I let them sit out on the counter for about half an hour in order to reach room temp. (This was not mentioned in the directions.) When I completed the test my A1c was 6.1. I was ecstatic! Then later the same day I went to my doctor's office for his A1c test. The results came back at 6.4. Now I don't know what to think. Previously the results of these test were only off by .1 but this time it was off by .3. Now I am wondering about the accuracy of these tests and perhaps I should not bother. The whole reason I started doing this is because my daily testing with my glucose meter wasn't matching up with the A1c results from my doctor. Now suddenly, the home A1c tests aren't matching up either. Very discouraging! Does anyone have personal experience with these home A1c tests to offer?

  2. haoleboy

    I'm content having my A1c done at the lab every 6 months … it's just one of the tools we can use in managing our diabetes.
    Here's some food for thought …

  3. Pegsy

    Thanks for the link. Now I don't feel so bad about being such a post meal testing maniac! I think once I've used up all the home A1c tests that I bought, I will not order any more. ;~)

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