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What To Eat
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I am pre-diabetic and am confused as to what I can eat fr breakfast, any tips please?

posted August 1, 2018
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A DiabetesTeam Member

I heard Splenda comes from aspartame...use Stevia which apparently is more natural...

posted September 2, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

So I’m in the same boat with pre-diabetes. In the morning I usually do eggs (whole or just the whites) and spinach or some other veggie. I may have half an apple on occasion. Berries seem to be good for me or plain Greek yogurt. Basically I eat a fairly low carb diet and lots of exercise. You can also substitute almond flour for regular flour in lots of things. The best advice I can give is to avoid prepackaged foods, watch sugar and net carbs (carbs minus) and get a meter and start testing. Your doc may give you one if you ask but (but probably not enough strips) you may need to buy one yourself. The idea of testing is to give you a sense of what foods are spiking your number and what is ok. Also, if doc won’t give you enough strips you can get a contour next one kit for a good price on amazon and the strips are very reasonable.

Hope this helps.

posted September 8, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

They say breakfast is the hardest meal, must be all the carbs from breakfast cereals and bread products. When I was first diagnosed my doctor had suggested one egg, one piece of toast with butter substitute, and one piece of fruit.

posted August 17, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

Here is an extract I picked up from

Diabetes Diet Control: Steps to Success

Here's how to get started on the path to weight-loss success:

Get physical. Exercise can help keep off the weight. “Research shows that people who increase physical activity along with reducing calorie intake will lose more body fat than people who only diet,” says McLaughlin, now a certified diabetes educator at Nebraska Medicine, Children's Hospital and Endocrine Clinics, in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. For confirmation, look at the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), a database of 10,000 men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off. Only 10 percent reached and maintained their weight-loss goal without exercise. Most people in the register chose walking as their form of exercise.

Eat breakfast. The most effective diabetes diet includes breakfast. Skipping breakfast can lead to overeating later in the day when you become ravenous. This can sabotage weight-loss plans and cause blood sugar levels to surge. Research shows that eating breakfast, especially if it’s cereal, is associated with better weight loss. The best cereals are free of added sugars and high in fiber. Pairing cereal with a high-protein food (drinking milk in the bowl, for instance), can help keep blood sugar levels in check. A common characteristic among the NWCR participants is that most of them ate breakfast.

Cut calories. The exact number of calories that people on a diabetes diet should consume depends on a number of factors, including age, gender, current weight, activity level, and body type. A reasonable goal for people with type 2 diabetes is between 1,200 and 1,800 calories per day for women and between 1,400 and 2,000 calories per day for men. Your diabetes educator can help you fine-tune the ideal calorie range to achieve weight loss while managing your blood sugar levels.

posted August 1, 2018
A DiabetesTeam Member

A glass of unsweetened vegetable juice (V8), a bowl of multigrain cereal (e.g., weet-bix), a slice of multigrain fruit bread and a cup of barley-based coffee substitute. Gets me off to a good start.

posted October 1, 2018

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