What foods are dangerous and bad for diabetics?

What foods are dangerous and bad for diabetics?

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    It is not really about any certain food.

    It is about the total carbohydrate load.  This means that eating too much of any carbohydrate is a bad thing.  

    If there was a "worst" thing to pick - it would probably be sugary drinks.  When carbohydrates are in liquid form, they are usually absorbed the fastest and could potentially cause the highest sugar spikes.  This also includes fruit juices.  Fruit juice is "healthy" but it is loaded with natural sugar and would cause a high sugar spike for a diabetic.  A diabetic should not drink their carbohydrates.

    Staying healthy with diabetes is about picking the right kind of carbohydrates for the majority of your diet and limiting the bad kinds of carbohydrates to avoid the high spikes.  Having a consultation with a dietitian would be a great idea to learn the difference between "fast carbs" and "slow carbs".  

    A diabetic should also have a daily goal for total carbohydrates.  This would usually be a per meal goal and daily total goal.  (For example, not more than 50 carbohydrates per meal and not more than a total of 200 carbohydrates per day - this is only an example and each person needs to discuss their goals and dietary needs with a qualified professional - either their doctor or a qualified dietitian.)

  • Mangoes, pineapples, oranges, cherries, and dried fruits are five main fruits diabetics should avoid. These five fruits have high carbohydrate content, which directly increases blood sugar levels

  • 1 month ago

    Generally sugary foods, complex carbs may be bad too if insulin is not balanced properly.

    Do you mean type 1 or type 2?  Fot type 1 id depends more on how well insul.in is controlled rather than type of food eaten, type 2 excess carbs sugar may result in health problems and even to it becoming type 1 over time.

  • 1 month ago

    Why not just google it? The delay between you getting a useful answer and the amount of time it would take to just read a few articles on medical websites like the Mayo Institute, Web MD, etc... is astounding.

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  • 1 month ago

    anything with a lot of sugar

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Carbs are typically to be avoided.  But anything in moderation is fine.  If they are a type 1 diabetic, they can adjust their insulin dose to compensate for carb intake.

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