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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 joann, Community Member, asks

Q: What Kind Of Flour Can Diabetics Use

My husband has been recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes.  I am interested in what kind of flour can I use ?

If you have any other useful advice, I would appreciate it.

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12/28/10 9:54pm

The healthiest flour available is a stoneground wheat flour, a healthy form of the whole wheat grain. However, any type of flour might cause too much sugar load for your husband depending on how fragile is blood sugar levels are. Your husband's food choices should be based on the glycemic index. Low glycemic foods should be the only foods that he eats. 


Please be aware that the breads, pasta, pancakes, waffles, cookies, and cakes made from any type of flour may not be the best choices for him right now. He can potential cure is diabetes by adhering to a strict low glycemic load diet which means no flour and no sugar.


Instead, let him discover vegetables, beans, fruits, whole unprocessed grains, and nuts. And then he can become a healthy, happier husband.


Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Cort, Health Guide
12/28/10 10:00pm

Health Central has a really nice diabetes section with a similar question-and-answer program. You might get a better answer from them. For some reason the links aren't working on this page but if you go to  Health Centrals homepage just look down the left side of the page at the menu and you see diabetes there. Good luck with your question and supporting your husband with his diabetes.

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