The Best and Worst Foods for Type 2 Diabetes

The Best and Worst Foods for Type 2 Diabetes

•By Mikel Theobald

•Reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD

Eating the right foods can help keep blood sugar on an even keel. Find out what to put on the menu when you have type 2 diabetes.

To hit your blood sugar level target, eat a variety of foods but monitor portions for foods with high carbohydrate content, says Alison Massey, RD, LDN, CDE, director of diabetes education at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. “Carbohydrate foods have the most impact on blood sugar levels. This is why some people with diabetes count their carbohydrates at meals and snacks,” she says.

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2 Replies

  • Dear Mr rao,

    One way to circumvent

    Calorie counting is to

    Choose the USDA food plate and then proportionately reduce total food per day.

    To get rid of the burden of carbs counting is to follow the exchange methode.

    It may look difficult in the beginning but is easy later.

    Good luck

  • "Carbohydrates, which are found in grains, bread, pasta, milk, sweets, fruit, and starchy vegetables, are broken down into glucose in the blood faster than other types of food, which raises blood sugar levels."

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