Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
December 31, 2006
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from India:
I have type 2. Most of the time, it is difficult to control overeating. Please suggest some common vegetables which have minimal effect on blood glucose levels. Are nuts harmful or beneficial to diabetic patients who also have heart disease?
With regards to lower carbohydrate vegetables, most vegetables, except for corn, peas, potatoes, and starchy beans, have 5 grams of carbohydrate for one-half cup cooked or one cup raw vegetables. The starchy vegetables (corn, peas, beans, potatoes) have 15 grams of carbohydrate for a one-half cup portion. Nuts have protein and fat. The fat is a healthier fat called monounsaturated fat. Beneficial nuts to improve lipid status include almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans.
If your hunger is making it hard to control your diabetes, you may benefit from meeting with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes meal planning. They can assist you in developing a meal plan that will fill you up and control your blood sugars.