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Suggest diet plan for a person with diabetes

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Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2015
Question: I was just diagnosed with diabetes, What kind of foods can I eat?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
low glycemic carbs and protein

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different food groups mainly carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins/minerals

Carbohydrates have the main major effect on blood sugar. Proteins have a much smaller effect

There are different types of carbohydrates, those that would cause a sharp and rapid increase in blood sugar (high glycemic index) and those that cause a very slow and steady change (low glycemic index)

Carbohydrates with lower glycemic index would be better to use. This includes foods such as legumes, lentils, sweet potato, oatmeal, corn, yam

In addition to using these foods as a main source of carbohydrates , you would also need to use protein as well.
If you are vegetarian , this would be from plant sources (some low glycemic carb sources may have some protein as well ). If not then from milk, eggs, fish and meat.

Summary: try low glycemic foods along with protein sources

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: low glycemic carbs and protein Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are different food groups mainly carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins/minerals Carbohydrates have the main major effect on blood sugar. Proteins have a much smaller effect There are different types of carbohydrates, those that would cause a sharp and rapid increase in blood sugar (high glycemic index) and those that cause a very slow and steady change (low glycemic index) Carbohydrates with lower glycemic index would be better to use. This includes foods such as legumes, lentils, sweet potato, oatmeal, corn, yam In addition to using these foods as a main source of carbohydrates , you would also need to use protein as well. If you are vegetarian , this would be from plant sources (some low glycemic carb sources may have some protein as well ). If not then from milk, eggs, fish and meat. Summary: try low glycemic foods along with protein sources I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions