Hi HabsHockeyFan and welcome to the diabetes Forum. This is a tricky problem because you're dealing with two conditions that have certain food limitations. I can only tell you about
food and your blood sugar and from that you'll have to see what's best for Crohn's, too. I honestly am not familiar with food for a Crohn's plan.
The bottom line for blood sugar control is the amount of carbs you eat. The lower the amount, the better your blood sugar will be controlled. Carbs from any source raise blood sugar.
So, here are the guidelines for low-carb eating: no potatoes, limited root vegetables, no rice or products made with grain flour or sugar. This last group means no bread, pasta, crackers, breading, bagels, cake,
cookies, etc. Milk products like ice cream with sugar will raise blood sugar but sugar-free is fine.
Most other vegetables are ok. Can you eat mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and bell peppers? Leafy greens are good. In the fruit group, berries work best for us but bananas, pears, melons, etc. are high carb.
If you eat packaged food, look at the labels and choose the ones with the least carbs and the ones not made with flour or sugar.
Protein sources are good although beans can be high carb and should be limited. Natural peanut butter or any of the nut butters with no added sugar are good. All meat, poultry and fish are fine. Other seafood are good - and I'm talking about
carbs. If you are avoiding cholesterol in food, then you have to limit shrimp. Seeds are fine.
Pickles (not the sweet ones - again, they have sugar added) and olives are great. Radishes and celery are fine; sometimes we don't think of those as vegetables!
So, go to the produce section and look at what's there. For your blood sugar, you could probably eat most of what you see except for the potatoes and other root veggies.
I wish I could help more!
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very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/