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Carbohydrate-Counting Chart for People with Diabetes

A Single-Serving Reference Guide

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  • DAVEN1969
    everybody talks about carbs and fat content. i watched these and my blood pressure went up because the sodium content in a lot of the low carb foods is outrageous - 3/26/2013 1:07:06 AM
  • Great article. Carbs are my downfall, bread especially! - 3/20/2013 7:27:27 AM
  • Over-consumption of sugar causes diabetes:
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/201
    3/02/27/its-the-sugar-folks/?WT.mc_id=
    NYT-E-I-NYT-E-AT-0306-L19&nl=el

    Eliminate the sugars, the simple starches (white flour), increase your fat, and you will lose weight and manage your diabetes better. - 3/17/2013 5:10:31 PM
  • What good is a list of mostly junk foods? Go no-sugar, no-wheat, low-carb, high fat and watch your diabetes numbers improve. - 3/17/2013 10:37:29 AM
  • DHOGEBOOM1
    I have been diabetic for 35 years and I haven't died yet because of eating healthy foods -- fruit, and whole grain bread. I keep track of the carbs and keep within the limit (usually). I have no idea what you eat but overdoing it on protein is hard on the kidneys which is also at risk for a diabetic. I know a diabetic who was on the Aitkens diet -- lost lots of weight, died of kidney failure. I was diagnosed with kidney disease 30 years ago and finally the renal specialist told me not to go back because there was just no change in my kidney function. No one said to eat a bushel of apples or a whole loaf of bread in a day. Eating sensibly and getting all the daily required nutrients is what it is all about. - 3/17/2013 6:38:48 AM
  • great article, sensible portions, eat all food groups...stay out of center isles in
    supermarkets..eat fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein - 3/17/2013 1:52:15 AM
  • JELABEDI
    seems I must agree on the lack of "real food" inf. I also eat green beans, rarely eat cakes, and my primary beverges are milk, coffee, water , and orange juice. I rely on package labels, but no inf. on a bunch of brocolli or green onions. Sometimes I'm hurt by the assumption that my diet consists of junk food. - 1/26/2013 7:16:29 PM
  • JELABEDI
    seems I must agree on the lack of "real food" inf. I also eat green beans, rarely eat cakes, and my primary beverges are milk, coffee, water , and orange juice. I rely on package labels, but no inf. on a bunch of brocolli or green onions. Sometimes I'm hurt by the assumption that my diet consists of junk food. - 1/26/2013 7:14:35 PM
  • If I ate like they are suggesting I would probably be dead by now. How can you still recommend that a diabetic eat breads and even fruit which is the worst kind of sugar? OMG. PLEASE do your homework, everyone. - 10/26/2012 5:15:05 PM
  • LIMAJAHAN
    I m PCOS patient, trying to conceive, dr suggests me to take low carb food, so this also helps me a lot, thank u very much. It will b very helpful for me if u give some meal plan only for PCOS patient. Thanks again. - 10/6/2012 11:19:11 PM
  • JLKL1980
    Thanks Unicorn for the tip about the print button! I would have never found it by myself. - 8/20/2012 10:51:46 AM
  • On my screen, the print button is off the edge of the screen on the left margin. - 5/20/2012 7:59:55 PM
  • At the top of the article was a print button. I clicked on it and it came up with the page , minus the ads, and including a very readable copy of the chart. Great article. Though I don't have diabetes, I believe in the science of the glycemic index and this chart supports that. - 2/11/2012 3:16:50 PM
  • Could someone please send me the ink so I can print off this list everyone is talking about? Thank you so much! - 11/14/2011 2:44:08 PM
  • Gee, I wish she had shown some of the healthful choices that DON'T have a high number of carbs, like virtually every food listed in that chart. Where are the green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms? Those juices are virtually sugar water, cooked until any vitamin content is gone.

    A comment on some of the Atkins comments:

    ~ Your brain does need glucose, but your body makes it as needed.

    ~ Atkins is not a high-protein diet, which can certainly be problematic for anyone with kidney function issues. It's a low sugar and starch program. Many people make the mistake of trying to go low fat as well as low carb, and that leads to high protein. Fat in the diet does not translate to fat on the backside or plastered on the arterial walls.

    ~ No way of eating can guarantee that you'll never have a heart attack, but certainly low carb plans have been proven to lower blood pressure and insulin levels. Lowering both of those leads to lower incidences of heart disease statistically. - 10/21/2011 1:54:27 PM

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