Monday, February 1, 2016

Foods to Avoid If You are A Diabetic


Foods to Avoid If You are A Diabetic

If you are a Type 2 diabetic you will know that eating a healthy nutritious diet is important to keep your diabetes and blood sugar under control. In addition to this physical exercise and regular monitoring of your eyes, heart and organs is important. If you do lose weight (even if it is just ten pounds) you can dramatically improve your glycemic control, insulin sensitivity as well as your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

Healthy food choices for a diabetic will help you control your weight, regulate your blood sugar levels and help you avoid foods that can cause severe spikes in your blood sugar.

Here are some food groups you should avoid if you are a Type 2 Diabetic:

Avoid Highly Refined Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are converted into glucose once digested and enters the bloodstream making them the food item which will have the greatest impact on your blood sugar levels. Highly refined carbohydrates are especially bad for type 2 diabetics as they enter the bloodstream rapidly, causing your blood sugar levels to spike in a dangerous way.

Here is a list of highly refined carbohydrate foods you should avoid:
     Regular Pasta
     White potatoes - including dishes like mashed potatoes and french fries
     White rice
     White bread
     Breakfast cereals that have a high amount of sugar
     Instant oatmeal

Here is a list slow release carbs you can eat instead:

Avoid Vegetables that have been processed or contain added ingredients
Since vegetables are rich in fiber and normally low in fat and sodium they are generally a healthy food item. However, depending on the way vegetables are cooked, processed and packaged they may be unhealthy for diabetics.

Here is a list of vegetables you should avoid as a diabetic:
     Canned Vegetables which contain a high amount of sodium
     Sauerkraut and Pickles - if you need to avoid sodium, these should be avoided
     Cooked vegetables that have added cheese, butter or sauce during the cooking process.

Avoid Processed Fruit Products
Fruits are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. However there are certain types of fruit you should avoid:

     Dried Fruit - the drying process concentrates the natural sugars
     Canned Fruit that has sugar syrup
     Fruit Juice, Fruit Drinks and Fruit Punch - they often contain large amounts of sugar.

Avoid Fried Meats and Fatty Cuts of Meat
The types of protein to avoid include:
     Pork Bacon
     Cuts of meat that are fatty - for example ribs
     Fried Meats
     Regular cheese (high fat cheeses)
     Poultry that doesn’t have skin removed
     Fried Tofu
     Fried Fish

By avoiding these foods you should be able to regulate your blood sugar levels and help you manage your Type 2 Diabetes.


  1. As I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my youngest, I went ahead and made the correct changes to my diet as to avoid potentially getting diabetes later. So far, it's worked. While it's hard to give up some stuff, you have to think of the overall benefits.

    1. Glad to hear that you are making the correct changes in your diet. My father had Type 2 Diabetes, which makes me at risk of getting the disease if I’m not careful about what I eat. I agree that it’s hard to give up many of the things we like to eat but shouldn’t. You might want to check out the Diabetes Destroyer program because it provides information on how to prevent and reverse diabetes.

  2. At the face of it, it would seem that diabetes is sucking out all the happiness in you because the food you need to avoid are those that bring great joy and gastronomic pleasure. Looking at the list, it’s apparent that there really needs to be a drastic change in the diet. This can also be applied to those who are potentially at risk of getting diabetes. It’s a sacrifice that has a great payoff. I’d recommend readers to click on the the ‘Get Rid of Diabetes’ link provided because it has valuable information that could actually help manage diabetes.

  3. I think as a general rule all these foods should be avoided. They simply aren't healthy for your diet for don't buy them. The healthier options are right next to them. And, the healthier options are just as tasty.