Is Oatmeal Good For A Diabetic Diet?


Asked by KEN C

Question: Is Oatmeal Good For A Diabetic Diet?

Should I increase or eliminate oatmeal in my diabetic diet? And if I should increase, is there a specific kind I should be eating to help?

Answer: There are plenty of things you could be eating as a diabetic that aren't good for your diabetes diet-like these seemingly healthy low-carb options. But oatmeal is not one of those seemingly bad options-it's an actual good option!

I am a diabetic and I eat oatmeal at least 2-3 times a week. I don't and haven't had any issues with it. I do try to eat the lower-sugar kind, which has about 26g of carbs. If you're looking for other low-carb breakfast options you may consider barley cereal.

There are other small changes you can make in your diet that will have a big effect, too! Like these six simple food and cooking technique swaps. If weight is a concern, consider following these 12 ways to lose weight and manage your diabetes.

Bottom line is, keep enjoying your oatmeal unless your physician tells you otherwise!

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Answered By: Cherise Nicole