RE: questions about diabetic...
Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM
I am diabetic.
1. too much carb is ok? isn't it turn into fats if it's too much?
2. I am from Korea. In Korea there is so called Korean Cake. It made from rice. but it's GI is also high. Today, I eat two if them and my blood sugar after 1 hour of eating is 180. Is it okay?
3. Last question. Should I check the blood sugar after eating much carb? if it's high then Should I eat less or it doesn't matter?
Sorry for my poor English.
First "rule of thumb" for diabetic: if it's white, don't bite. What that means is white rice, white flour, white potato, white sugar are not good choices - they are carbs without any nutrients left in them. So, a white rice cake is not a good choice in general.
Next, if you don't know what a good blood sugar reading is, you really need to talk with your doctor or diabetes educator or nutritionist. You need to be checking your blood sugar on a regular basis, not just after eating carbs (virtually everything - grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit, dairy - contains carbs). You need to keep track of what you eat and how it affects you because no two people, diabetic or not, react the same way to the same things.
Eating too much of anything will turn to fat if it isn't used - you could, theoretically, get fat eating only cabbage if you eat more calories than your body needs (very hard to do with cabbage)
What you need to be looking for is as much nutrition per bite as possible. So, whole foods - grains, beans/legumes, fruit, vegetables - are better choices than heavily processed, stripped down, foods. Those whole foods will fill you up much more quickly than processed foods, so you do end up eating less IF you are listening to what your body says about when it has had enough and not just eating to keep eating (eating because you have to finish what is on your plate, eating because you're bored/tired/emotional, eating because your mouth wants something to do even when your stomach is satisfied, etc.)