Diabetics – what should we eat?

Dr. Wald’s answer:  “The dietary needs of each diabetic person may vary widely. It is important to consider the following:
1.     Eat several small, protein or healthy fat, rich foods fairly evenly spaced throughout the day (i.e., every 3-4 hrs.): this helps maintain a more balanced blood sugar throughout the course of the day.

2.      Take your blood sugar regularly and test your individual blood sugar response to various foods.  The low glycemic foods lists provide a guide for you to consider. Those foods lower on the glycemic scale are theoretically better in terms of their tendency not to cause an extreme rise in your blood sugar. Rice brand, oatmeal and peas are considered relatively low glycemic foods, but you might respond to them as the Glycemic List says you might.  If you take the time and effort to explore your individualized blood sugar-food reaction you will help reduce your risk of hyperglycemic health problems such as cardiovascular disease, kidney problems and neuropathy.

3.    Various nutritional supplements might also help balance your blood sugar including, chromium picolinate (800-1000mcg); magnesium citrate: 200-400 mg per day; additional protein supplementation (depending upon need) and omega 3 fish oil (1-2 grams per day).  Check out Dr. Wald’s nutritional products at: www.blooddetective.com especially Reds Protect, Green’s Detox and Longevity Complete.

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*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.