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manowar422

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Honey Better for diabetics?
« on: May 07, 2005, 03:10:49 PM »
Moderators, feel free to move this as I couldn't find
a better spot. Do we have a health and nutrition section?


This was news to me as I have always been told to avoid
honey due to it's high sugar content!

Click here for article
http://www.kohala.net/bees/diabetics.html

Offline crw13755

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Honey Better for diabetics?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 03:16:20 PM »
oh yea it is true you have to get artifical bees for the unsweetend honey

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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Honey Better for diabetics?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005, 04:17:17 PM »
I'm diabetic, and through some reading on diabetic sites I found that it's "better" for you, but not really "good" for you. It has a lower glycemic index than sugar is my understanding.

To look into it yourself, just do a search on glycemic index of foods. Honey should be listed, as well as sugar.

Beth

manowar422

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Honey Better for diabetics?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005, 06:30:01 PM »
Well Beth, I'm still fortunate to control mine with diet and a few miles
on a stationary bike 8)  

I cheat from time to time and like to know what things are "better"
bad choices when I do cheat.

Besides everyone reacting differently to different foods, you need
to know what foods send your sugar off the charts, so you can avoid them at all costs.

For instance, I can't eat carrots, but a couple slices of pizza doesn't bother me.
I can eat strawberries, but not bananas. :?

My doctor told me, "its all about how fast it gets into your system".

David

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2005, 11:10:09 AM »
I'm still learning. Only found out about being diabetic a year ago. Milk seems to be one that really gets me. I tried to keep mine under control by diet and exercise alone, but it didn't work. Then tried diet, exercise, and pills. Still no good. So I started on insulin shots less than a month ago. That's helping.

Beth

 

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