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From West Orange, New Jersey, USA:

I am a 54 year old female who has had diabetes for about 10 years. My last hemoglobin A1c was about 10%, and I am most interested in getting this down to normal. I would like to know what kinds of foods to eat that will lower my blood sugar and my A1c test. I must note that if I eat too many carbs, my sugar goes higher.


I would recommend that you meet with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes. This person would be able to individualize a meal plan based on your usual eating times and preferences. There is no such thing as a standardized meal plan for diabetes nowadays. Ask your physician or diabetes team for a referral.

You are correct about seeing higher blood sugars after overconsuming carbohydrate foods because they have the most and fastest impact on your blood sugars.


Original posting 15 Feb 2002
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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