Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid with Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes your doctor most likely has recommended dietary changes to manage your blood sugar levels. Simple carbohydrates or simple “carbs” are the primary culprit in raising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. “Glycemic index” and “glycemic load” are terms used to measure the impact some foods have on your blood sugar levels. Low glycemic foods, for example complex carbohydrates like brown rice, quinoa, steal cut oatmeal, vegetables, some fruits (sugar is a high glycemic food), beans, and lentils don’t raise blood sugar levels very much. However, high glycemic foods (simple carbs); for example, sugar, white flour and bread, cookies, pastries, and white potatoes;