What are some specifics examples of good things to eat if you have very high blood sugar?

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Dead Man walking
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   Posted 5/4/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Again, what are some specifics examples of good things to eat if you have very high blood sugar?   Thanks

Dee75
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   Posted 5/4/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to know also. I have high blood suger. I'm not diabetic yet, but I;m close to it. Thanks, Dee

AMM
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   Posted 5/5/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
It is best to eat low carb if you have high blood sugars. Proteins and vegetables. Avoid starchy foods such as pasta, potatoes, breads, etc. When you do have some bread or pasta have a small portion and try to eat whole grains. Whatever you eat, try testing your blood sugar 1 1/2 to 2 hours later to see how much it has raised your blood sugar. Every body's body is a little different. The biggest culprits to raising blood sugar are anything white except cauliflower. That doesn't mean to never have them. Just watch your portions and limit when you have them. One of my favorite lunches is a nice big salad with a grilled chicken breast, a little shredded low fat cheese and a low fat dressing. I can really fill up on it and it doesn't raise my blood sugar. That doesn't mean I don't ever have a couple of potato chips though. But when I do eat them I can't eat a large portion of them. Being on an insulin pump makes it easier for me to manage most foods, but I still try to eat as healthy as possible.
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ericsmom
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   Posted 5/5/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, for high BS's, Whole wheat and whole grain breads
Breads containing whole, intact grains and seeds (millet, linseed, etc)
Brown rice, basmati rice
Barley, buckwheat
Whole grain cereals, muesli
Whole wheat pita, chapatis
Oatmeal
Try those, and what AMM said and let us know if it helped. Also, if you can, try going for 20 min walks about 1/2 hour - 1 hour after your meal.  I have seen a significant drop in my levels when I can walk. 
 
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Dead Man walking
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   Posted 5/5/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a few things that I tend to eat.
 
1.   2 scramble eggs with onion and peppers and one piece of toast. ( I used to eat three pieces of toast).  Is 100% whole wheat better than pumpernickle? I've read somewhere that pumpernickle is the best for high BS.
 
2.   When I wake up, I drink water for about a half an hour, then I drink a full portion of a whey protien drink that has 1g of sugar. It's very filling.
 
3.    I also eat a couple Atkins bars every day, especially when I am traveling or working. They have 1gr of sugar and 0 grams of sugar alcohols.
 
4.   What about a Cheeseburger? I eat those quite often. The french fries are really bad for you. I ussualy about a third of them.  Ketchup has a ton of sugar as well, but what about a little bit?
 
5.  A Ham sandwich on Pump or Whole Wheat. Is this bad for me?

AMM
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   Posted 5/5/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are having a cheeseburger and even 1/3 of the french fries you are having a whole lot of carbs. If you are eating a bun, don't get french fries at all. I love ketchup and don't have a problem with it. I guess it is because it is a small amount that I eat. 100% whole wheat and pumpernickel I think are both good breads. The cheeseburger and french fries are really probably best to leave for a once in a while treat. They are just loaded with fat and cholesterol. I have the CalorieKing book. It tells the calories, fat and carb counts of most foods including a lot of fast food places. I keep it with me always to help me make healthier choices. Here's an example: McDonald's cheeseburger 310 calories, 12 fat grams, 35 grams carb. (That's the regular little cheeseburger) McDonald's french fries (small) 240 calories, 13 grams fat, 30 grams carb. On the other hand, at McDonald's a Ceasar Salad with a grilled chicken breast is 220 calories, 6 fat grams and 12 grams carb. The dressing, however is something to watch. Creamy ceasar dressing from McDonald's 190 calories, 18 fat grams, 4 grams carb. The small cheeseburger meal has 550 calories, 25 grams fat, and 65 grams carb. The ceasar salad with grilled chicken and ceasar dressing is 410 calories, 24 grams fat and 16 grams carb. The calorieking has been a lifesaver for me. You can get them at Borders for $7.99 or Amazon. They also have a website that you can look things up on. http://www.calorieking.com I'm not real familiar with things such as protein drinks and atkins bars. I live on a farm and mostly eat like a farmer.


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