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Diet Guidelines for those with type II Diabetes
Creating a Customized Meal Plan
Weight loss—if you are overweight
Perhaps someday there will be a miraculous replacement for the burned-out beta cells of your pancreas, but until then, if you are going to control your diabetes and get on with a normal life, you will have to change your diet and the key aspect of all treatment plans for normalizing blood sugars and preventing or reversing complications of diabetes is diet.
Just for information:
- Stevia powder and liquid contain no sugar of any kind
- A tiny “sugar –free” hard candy can raise blood sugar 125mg/dl
- Wild rice and pasta, white and brown rice also raise blood sugar quite rapidly for most of us and should be avoided
- All cold cereals, like snack foods, are virtually 100 percent carbohydrate and will cause a rapid rise in blood sugar
- Milk and cottage cheese contains a considerable amount of the simple sugar lactose and will rapidly raise blood sugar, skim milk actually contains more lactose per ounce than does whole milk.
- Believe or not, most commercial soups marketed in this country can be loaded with added sugar as a soft drink
What you can eat!
- Vegetables: asparagus, avocado, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and sauerkraut, eggplant, onions, peppers any color, mushrooms, spinach, string beans, summer squash and zucchini, but remember that cooked vegetables tend to raise blood sugar more rapidly than raw vegetables.
- Meat, fish seafood and eggs
- Tofu soybean, soy milk unsweetened
- Soybean flour
- Toasted seaweed or any kind of seaweed