Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

192 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is rice-eating harmfull to diabetic patients ?

Is rice-eating harm full to diabetic patients? If no, to what extent(quantity) it can be taken.? How much white rice can be taken? I mean, full diet - twice a day or once a day or partly. I shall be grateful for guidance. regards.
Wed, 23 Mar 2011
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  Anonymous's Response
's  Response

Rice has the same amount of calories compared to wheat or ragi. But one negative thing about rice is that we use polished variant which does not have enough fiber content in it. Hence even if you take rice, I would suggest you to take Red Raw Rice as it has the essential fiber content in it. Whataver cereal you take, try to limit the quantity of intake as well.

General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Rice is rich in carbohydrates and less in fibre. You can take limited quantity.

Brown rice, which is rice from which only husk has been removed, is the most nutritious type of rice. However people prefer to eat white rice.

Rice is easily digestible and absorbed by body easily. So it gives good caloric value.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello Doc I normally find. Sugars. Ants clustering within my toilet bowl after some time I urinated; please what could be the sign of it?? I eat well balanced diet regularly; more of semolina with my native soup which comprises of chicken, ginger, garlic, chilli pepper and some other spices. I eat less of white bread, white rice and more of fruits. I drink more of red wine and cranberry juice, and water. I exercise by jogging and walking on. Saturdays mostly 4 an hour. I used to to smoke often but stopped recently but do take a stick or 2 randomly like 1 in a week or in 2 weeks. I used to overweight as well but been able to loosed 9-10kg with the help of green tea plus exercise and dieting. I used to regularly take a cup of black tea daily without sugar or milk but stopped as I discovered that its been over stressing my bladder and causing me constant urinarination and pains above my penis area directly below my navel. So with all these I don t know what could be the reason of seeing ants around my toilet bowl; tho this occurs when I fail to flush it and come back to reuse it. Patiently waiting for your advise. Thank You Doctor Warm Regards, Felix

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with diabetes, I am not taking meds, but trying to control it with diet. I don t eat any white things, like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar.. No processed foods. I eat nuts and granolas, and use honey for a sweetener .. No coffee or tea, and don t smoke.I have taken to walking about 3 times a day, and test my blood glucose daily. Take some vitamins, including a fruit smoothie with super foods powder everyday. I am 58, female and weight about 175.I have neuropathy in my feet, my skin is very dry, I have lost lots of hair and have fungus and blue toenails...I can t seem to lose weight and have a big mid section. Almost like I am bloated. About 8 years ago I had a really good check-up and was told I had 2 small spots on my liver. Could that be something causing me to not lose weight or have any bearing on my problems?

doctor1 MD

ve diabetes 2 and I eat oatmeal with blueberries and non fat milk with 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseed in it. The article on this page stated I need to up that amount of flaxseed to 4 tablespoon to derive the benefits I am looking for. Is that correct?

Recent questions on  Diabetes mellitus type 2

doctor1 MD

hI, i'M A WHITE MALE, 58, 5' 11", 170 IN PRETTY GOOD HEALTH with the exception of diabetes type 2 which was diagnosed about 5 years ago. I take metformin twice daily and sugar has been stable since diagnosis. My problem is getting and maintaining erections. I've tried the viagra & cialis pills which help only mildly. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...My neighbor is an elderly long-term insulin dependent diabetic. She has been diagnosed with gastroenteritis which seems to be caused by the diabetes. They are giving her no prognosis for recovery. Do you agree?

doctor1 MD

My dad's platelet count came back at 85.Is feeling very dizzy.Passed out & fell.Also having blurred vision.He has blood disorder,insulin dependent diabetes,hep c,cirrhosis liver,lung disease,& heart conditions.Should I be concerned?He is only 55yrs. old.

doctor1 MD

sir, since last three months I have excessive thirst, urination and loss of weight up to 5kgs. on 2nd June my FBS -16.8 Mmol/L .After good diet control and exercise without any medicines on 13 th June FBS -6.2MMol./l and HbA1c-12.4% I will be glad to get an expert opinion.

doctor1 MD

My 71 year old husband is a 100% combat disabled Veteran (Vietnam), with diagnoses of combat-related: PTSD, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (non insulin dependent), Ischemic Heart Disease , COPD (Agent Orange Exposure has been determined to be a...

doctor1 MD

My husband is 68, History of Rectal cancer with neo-adjuvant treatment and surgery with the removal of his spleen, CVA due to Essential Thromobocythemia, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 . He is currently on diamicron, metformin , and Hydrea. All tests...

doctor1 MD

I have a really dry mouth severe itching in vagina and anus feels like worms moving around inside vagina walls are very red and sore which is causing urination to be painful sometimes also I'm very tired all the time and sometimes my eyesight gets...