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July 22, 2003

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Question from Long Island, New York, USA:

I have type 2 diabetes. Can I eat regular vanilla ice cream?

Answer:

You certainly can eat regular ice cream even though you have type 2 diabetes. The more important question is not whether you can or not, but how much can you eat. Portion control is very important nowadays for persons with diabetes. If you count the carbohydrates in the ice cream and make it an occasional treat in your meal plan, there is no reason to omit it.

JMS