(Closed) Diabetic, Low Carb vs Low Cal

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am studying to be a dietitian.. I would not recommend anything too severe with low-carbs, but being as you are a diabetic, you do want to cut back.  Have you tried whole grain products? They digest slower and are better for diabetics.  The higher the fiber content of the food, the less the sugar will impact you. WW is the best and most recommended ‘diet’ because it is similar to watching calories.  I would think that a mixture of WW with a lower-carb diet, full of whole grain and fruit carbohydrates (not white and processed) could work well for you.  Everyone is different so the same diet may not work for everyone and sometimes it is just a process of trial and error.

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA

Hi @edgebee! I’m also a diabetic. My A1C is considerably higher than yours (by a few points). I’m at my wits end. I’ve tried Advocare (which follows a Paleo diet), have cut out soda and most sweets, etc.  I’m curious- you mentioned two things in your post- MFP and WW. Are those abbreviations? I’m curious. At any rate, I’m always looking for support and new friends and thought I’d reach out and say hi 🙂

Post # 5
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am not diabetic, but my Father-In-Law is a diabetic who is on a VERY strict diet. 

When it comes to grains, shoot for those complex carbohydrates found in whole rolled oats/steel cut oats, brown rice, true whole grain bread, etc.  Simple carbs, like those found in white bread, some pastas, white rice, etc., break down into glucose.


I’m meticulous about eating whole foods for the most part.  Veggies, complex carbs, fruit, low-fat dairy with no added sugar.  Some “health” foods are awfully sneaky and add horrible ingredients or add too much sugar and sodium.  Take a peek at the label to know for sure.


Have you tried discussing a meal plan with your doctor? : )


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