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Sorry about your diagnosis, but good for you for learning how to manage your diabetes :)

Well, thats not an easy question to answer without a little more information from you. The answer honestly depends on what type of diabetic you are. A type 1 with no insulin resistance issues can pretty much eat what they want to, they just need to know exactly what they are eating so they can cover it adequately with insulin. A type 2 that is insulin dependant because they either do not make any insulin on thier own, or do not make enough have a little more leeway also, they also just have to know what they eating so they can cover their insulin correctly. They will usually do better with a lower carb diet since they have some insulin resistance also. A type 2 diabetic that is diet controlled or taking oral medication is going to do best with a low carb, higher fat diet. Carbohydrates raise your blood sugar, not just sweet stuff. Carbohydrates begin turning into sugar almost as soon as you start eating them. Things like pasta, rice, bread, cereal, potatoes are all high in carbs. Fruit also is mostly pretty high in natural sugar and carbs. The best way to tell if you are eating too many carbs fofr your body to handle is to test before you eat, then at least 2 hours after you finish. You should be back down to where you were before you ate by then. If you are not...then you ate too many carbs.

What type of diabetic are you? What medicine are you taking? Maybe if you can give us an idea of what you are typically eating we can give you more specific information :) We are all here to help each other out and there are always people around with lots of information to share :)
 
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