Hi Omadague, most people here on the Forum avoid the obvious carbohydrates as Bear said. This is especially true if you're not taking any medication for diabetes. No potatoes, white rice, bread, cereal, anything with sugar or flour, honey, etc. These have a high carb content which drive blood sugar up. Carbs with more fiber such as whole grain
breads, most beans and some fruit may raise your blood sugar but more slowly. Folks on medication may be ok incorporating them in their diet. Dr. Richard Bernstein has written 2 books on diabetes care and diet and this is the kind of eating plan he proposes. In addition, he says that following a low-fat diet is not necessary to lower cholesterol since eating fats do not contribute to high cholesterol. You have to keep in mind that fats do add calories. Studies seem to show that here in the States obesity started to rise around the time that the medical profession pushed low-fat diets, which also was based on carbohydrates. Carbohyrates are what packs on the pounds, drives blood sugar and cholesterol up. Have you been treated for diabetes? Are you presently measuring your blood sugar yourself?
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds