• suziq5403 suziq5403
    May 11, 2010
    is nuts bad for a person with diabetes?
    suziq5403 suziq5403
    May 11, 2010

    I was told that nuts of any kind are really bad for a person with diabetes. I am trying to lose weight and I am eating nuts and seeds to fill that empty spot so I don't grab the wrong thing, like a candy bar. Is this all right?

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  • Joseph K. May 26, 2010
    Joseph K.
    May 11, 2010

    Nuts are great for in-betweens. Their calories mainly come from fats and proteins, so they don't cause "The Spike". Yes, they can be fattening, especially if you overdo it. But a handful of nuts while working in the yard is just the thing to get me to my next meal. 

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  • Amy Tudor July 15, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    May 11, 2010

    Hi Suziq,

     

    As people have said below, nuts can be a good choice for people with diabetes as long as they're eaten in moderation. Some nuts, such as almonds, have been found to reduce the rate and which sugars are digested and absorbed, and this could help in glucose control. Different kinds of nuts and nut-like foods are also sources of important nutrients, including cashews (magnesium), Brazil nuts (selenium), and peanuts (resveratrol). It's always best to talk to your doctor about your diet choices, however.

     

    Here are some other links that you might enjoy from our site:

     

    Sleep More, Weigh Less for Diabetes Control

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    Meals for Diabetics

     

    Best of luck!

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  • rosey1234 January 23, 2012
    rosey1234
    May 11, 2010

    no nuts have a lot of proten.Smile

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