5 Diabetes Food Myths


July 12, 2023

Diabetic eating doesn’t have to be devoid of all things sweet and nice.
Despite the high prevalence, misunderstandings about diabetes are abounded. If you’re diabetic, you are sure to have heard of a long list of things to avoid. But diabetic eating can allow for many things sweet and nice. Here we debunk 5 common diabetic myths and hope to make it easier to live with diabetes.
Carbs are bad! 
This is by far the most common myth. Carbohydrates have a bad reputation and is believed to be bad for diabetics. While carbs do impact your blood sugar levels, a diabetic doesn’t have to refrain from eating carbohydrates. All you have to do is choose the right kind of carbs and limit the quantity.
Choose whole grains like brown rice, wheat, and millets like foxtail, Baja and rage. These are rich in water-soluble vitamins, minerals, and fibre, and can help regular your blood sugar levels.
Do not eat fruits… 
Just because fruits are sweet, doesn’t mean a diabetic can’t have them every day. Fruits are a good source of antioxidant-rich vitamins, minerals, and contain high levels of fibre. Just remember to choose whole fruits over fruit juices. Also, try and avoid eating fruits right after a meal as it can spike your blood sugar.

About the Author

Nahida is a registered dietician with 9 years of experience, working extensively with individuals dealing with obesity, diabetes, thyroid and PCOD. In addition, she has worked with NGOs supporting cancer patients by providing them with nutritional counseling. After completing her post-graduation in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition from Mumbai University, she went on to finish her MBA in Healthcare Services. Nahida is also a certified diabetes educator from International Diabetes Center. Currently a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe, Nahida is looking forward to let people take their weight off their mind and body by enjoying the journey.

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