Pain Point for People with IBS and Diabetes
10-20 percent of people in the U.S. have IBS and about 10 percent have diabetes. So its a good bet that some of you have both! And even those without a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes may be concerned about managing blood sugar levels to help with mood or fatigue. Diets for these conditions both revolve around the types and amounts of carbohydrates you consume. The pain point? Some of the best strategies for managing diabetes increase symptoms for people with IBS. Sometimes people who work very hard at improving their diets for diabetes run into big trouble with abdominal and bowel symptoms when they do so. But all is not lost. You can learn to manage both conditions, thanks to other strategies for the two that mesh very nicely.
Meat, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, and oils dont contain any carbs at all, so they arent really part of this discussion. All other foods do contain carbs. Some of them occur naturally in foods, such as lactose in milk, or starch in potatoes. Fibers in foods such as nuts, whole grains and vegetables are technically considered carbs too. Sweeteners that may be added to prepared foods are sources of carbs. Some of these carbs are FODMAPS. Others are not.
Here are some important pointers for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and things to consider for those who are also limiting their FODMAP intake.
There are many good low-FODMAP sources of fiber that people with diabetes can eat. Delicious lower-FODMAP hummus starts with canned, drained chick peas, which are lower in FODMAPs than those used to make commercial hummus. Scroll down to try Continue reading