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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Alan D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: are starches out completely?
  We Answer Diabetes Questions!

I have type 2 diabetes and am confused about carbohydrates.  A friend told me to avoid bread, pasta, potatoes, and other starches.  Are all starches out completely?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Starches are an essential part of a balanced diet, like all other food groups.  However, as a diabetic, you need to be more careful about the... (click for entire response)

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Your body uses carbohydrates as fuel for your brain, so starches, or carbohydrates, are essential for a functioning body.  With that said, not all carbohydrates are the best choices for a healthy, functioning body.  Look for complex carbohydrates like... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Carbohydrates break down into glucose, which is a source of energy for our bodies.  You still need some carbohydrates to maintain your blood sugar levels, whether you are diabetic or not.  If you eliminate starches... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
Answer: When choosing carbohydrates, choose complex carbohydrates such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, and pastas.  These foods contain B vitamins and fiber that are not typically found in... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Starches do not need to be eliminated from your diet as long as you watch your portion sizes and stick to foods that are nutrient dense: meaning high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The higher the... (click for entire response)

Nien-Jung Wu, Dietetic Intern
Answer: People with type 2 diabetes still need carbohydrates in order to maintain body’s normal function.  The recommended minimum amount for carbohydrate is... (click for entire response)

       


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Bagels:
David's Deli Plain Bagels
Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat Mini Bagels
Pepperidge Farm Mini Plain Bagels
Pepperidge Farms Mini Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
Sara Lee Blueberry Jr Bagel - 1oz Size
Sara Lee Onion Bagels
Sara Lee Plain Bagels
Sara Lee Toaster Size Blueberry Bagels
Sara Lee Toaster Size Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
Thomas Whole Wheat Mini Bagels

English Muffins:
English Muffins, Whole Wheat
Old Home Pre-Split English Muffins
Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat English Muffin
Pepperidge Farm 7-Grain English Muffin
Pepperidge Farm Plain English Muffins
Sara Lee Heart Healthy Wheat English Muffins Made with Honey
Sara Lee Original English Muffins Made with Whole Grain
Thomas 100 Calorie Original English Muffin
Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin
Village Hearth English Muffins

Pita Bread:
Pita Bread, White, Enriched (4 Inches Diameter)
Pita Bread, White, Enriched (6 1/2 Inches Diameter)
Pita Bread, White, Unenriched (6 1/2 Inches Diameter)
Pita Bread, Whole Wheat (4 Inches Diameter)
Pita Bread, Whole Wheat (6 1/2 Inches Diameter)
Schwebels Old World Flatbread Wheat

Pizza Shells:
Boboli Cheese Pizza Crust, 6 Inch
Boboli Thin Pizza Crust

Refrigerated:
America's Choice Garlic Bread Parmesan Romano
Pillsbury Big & Buttery Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits
Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
Pillsbury Country Italian Bread
Pillsbury Country Italian Bread
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Original
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls-Reduced Fat
Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf
Pillsbury Original Breadsticks

Tortillas & Wraps:
Mission 6 Inch White Corn Tortillas
Mission 6 inch Yellow Corn Tortillas
Mission 96% Fat Free Soft Taco Tortillas
Mission Carb Balance Tortillas 10 Inch Burrito Whole Wheat
Mission Carb Balance Tortillas 6 Inch Fajita Whole Wheat
Mission Carb Balance Tortillas Soft Taco Size
Mission Homestyle 8 Inch Flour Tortillas
Mission Multi-Grain Tortillas
Mission Soft Taco 8 Inch Flour Tortillas

Wheat & Whole Grain:
Bakers Inn 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Bakers Inn 9 Grain Bread
Bakers Inn Cracked Wheat Bread
Bakers Inn Harvest MultiGrain Bread
Bakers Inn Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Bakers Inn Seven Grain Bread
Earth Grains 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread 24oz
Earth Grains Honey Wheat Berry Bread 24oz
Earth Grains Honey Whole Grains Bread 24oz
Earth Grains Oat and Nut Bread 24oz
Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm 15 Grain Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm 9 Grain Natural Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Carb Style 100% Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Carb Style 7 Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Classic 100% Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns
Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse 12-Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm German Dark Wheat Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Honey Wheat Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Multi-Grain Natural Whole Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Natural Whole Grain 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread 15 Grain
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Golden Harvest Grains Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Oatmeal Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Soft Honey Oat Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Soft Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Pepperridge Farm Light Extra Fiber Wheat Bread
Sara Lee Delightful Wheat Bread
Sara Lee Heart Healthy Multigrain Bread
Sara Lee Natural, Heart Healthy, 100% Multi-Grain Bakery Bread 24oz
Sara Lee Natural, Heart Healthy, 100% Whole Wheat Bakery Bread 24oz
Sara Lee Natural, Heart Healthy, 100% Whole Wheat with Honey Bakery Bread 24oz
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Schwebel's All Natural 12 Grain Bread
Schwebel's Country Hearth 100% Whole Wheat
Schwebel's Country Hearth 12 Grain with Sunflower Seeds
Schwebel's Country Hearth Lite 100% Whole Wheat
Schwebel's Roman Meal Honey Split Top Whole Grain
Schwebel's Roman Meal Whole Grain
Schwebel's Selects 100% Whole Wheat
Schwebel's Selects Double Fiber 100% Whole Wheat
Schwebel's Selects Healthy Multi-Grain
Schwebel's Selects Honey Whole Grain
Schwebel's Selects Multi-Grain Rolls
Schwebel's Stone Milled 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Schwebel's Sweet Harvest Sandwich Buns
Schwebel's Sweet Harvest Wheat Bread
Schwebel's Sweet Harvest Wheat Hot Dog Buns
Wonder Light Wheat Bread
Wonder Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Wonder Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Wonder Wheat Hamburger Buns
Wonder Wheat Hot Dog Buns
Wonder Whole Grain Wheat Bread

White Bread:
Bakers Inn Honey White Bread
Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Country White Bread
Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Whole Grain White Bread
Pepperidge Farm Toasting White Bread
Sara Lee Classic White Bread
Sara Lee Country White Bakery Bread Made with Whole Grain (Wide Pan) 24oz
Sara Lee Delightful White Bread
Sara Lee Honey White Bread (Wide Pan)
Sara Lee White Bread Made with Whole Grains Roundtop 20oz
Schwebel's Country Potato Bread
Schwebel's Deli Italian Bread
Schwebel's Dinner Rolls
Schwebel's Enriched Bread Giant
Schwebel's Enriched Hot Dog Buns
Schwebel's Enriched Sandwich Buns
Schwebel's Lite Hot Dog Buns
Schwebel's Lite Sandwich Buns
Schwebel's Selects Kaiser Rolls
Schwebel's 'Taliano Bread
Schwebel's Texas Toast
Schwebel's Whole Grain White Bread
Wegmans Giant Bread
Wonder Bread Classic White
Wonder Bread White Sandwich
Wonder Buttermilk Bread
Wonder Classic White Hamburger Buns
Wonder Classic White Hot Dog Buns
Wonder Kids Bread
Wonder Light White Bread
Wonder Potato Bread
Wonder Texas Toast
Wonder Whole Grain White

Other Varieties:
Bakers Inn Potato Bread
Earth Grains Buttermilk Bread 24oz
Earth Grains Potato Bread 24oz
Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Pepperidge Farm Deli Swirl Bread
Pepperidge Farm Family Pumpernickel Bread
Pepperidge Farm Italian Bread
Pepperidge Farm Jewish Rye Party Bread
Pepperidge Farm Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Pepperidge Farm Seeded Rye Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Cinnamon with Raisins Swirl Bread
Sara Lee Home-Style Buttermilk Bakery Bread Made with Whole Grain (Wide Pan) 24oz
Sara Lee Old-Fashioned Potato Bakery Bread Made with Whole Grain (Wide Pan) 24oz
Schwebel's Country Hearth Deli Rye with Caraway Seeds
Schwebel's Country Hearth Sourdough Bread
Schwebel's Country Potato Mini's Dinner Rolls
Schwebel's Dark Rye Pumpernickel
Schwebel's Jewish Rye Bread
Schwebel's Raisin Bread
Sun-Maid Raisin Bread, Cinnamon Swirl
Thomas Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Breakfast Bread with Crumb Topping
Wonder Cinnamon Raisin Premium Bread


 
 
 
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