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Old 06-26-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question Need a food list

Is their any site I can go to that will give me a list of the best foods to eat? I do well with simple lists.

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Old 06-26-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: Need a food list

Get familiar with the glycemic index scale and try to eat foods that are low on the scale (55 or less). Also, you should have your doc refer you to a dietician.

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: Need a food list

A food list is great but not always the answer. A food that is safe for one person is not for another. As an example some can eat brown rice without blood sugar spiking and others cannot.

Some can eat starch foods and others cannot. Everyone is different.

True, the glycemic index is a good starting point. Choose foods with the lowest number in limited quanity.

Testing 2 hrs after meals on regular basis will tell you what foods are doing to you. You soon learn what works for you.

 
Old 06-26-2008, 08:31 PM   #4
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Re: Need a food list

Thanks but how do I get a meter? And what is glycemic index, is it listed on food packages somewhere? Sorry, I'm new at this.

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Old 06-26-2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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Re: Need a food list

hi....the easy way is to look at the carb percentage on the food packaging or google for the list of food you usualy eat for nutrution values.concerning the meter here in the uk.we can get it free from pharmacies but you have to pay for strips and lancets after finishing the free pack and it is quite expensive unless you get a GP who want to prescripe it for you

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:07 AM   #6
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Re: Need a food list

You can get a meter anywhere. Walm-mart, Walgreens...wherever. Test strips can get expensive, so I would ask your doctor to prescribe them so at least your insurance can cover some of the cost. You can search the internet for the glycemix index and try to eat foods that are 55 or below on the scale, just in the meantime. But I highly suggest you have your doctor send you to a dietician. When you do eat, check your sugar 2 hrs after the START of your meal and you should be no higher than 140 2hrs after (most people strive for lower than that). If you are going over 140 2hrs after, it's a good bet you shouldn't eat what you ate. A lot of it is trial and error.

 
Old 06-27-2008, 07:24 AM   #7
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Re: Need a food list

Thanks a bunch! Yeah my Doctor sent me a letter along with the test results and said I was pre-diabetic, and that I needed to set an appointment with her. So I did and all she did was check my blood presure, put me on high blood presure pills and sent me home. So I made another appointment for next week, maybe her head has been released from her butt now. If not, I will remind her of who I am, I've been her patient for over 27 years.
Thanks again all.

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