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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Jim S. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 6/7/2010
Subject: breakfast foods and diabetes?

I have type 2 diabetes and am having trouble with breakfast.  It seems so many breakfast foods are high in carbs.  Could you give me some breakfast ideas that are diabetic friendly?

Please respond to the above question on your blog by Sunday at midnight.  We will review all blogs and post several responses in our next newsletter!

Example: Christine's Blog

Do you know someone with diabetes?  They can send their questions to: diabetes@foodpicker.org


Last week's question:

From: Amy D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 5/31/2010
Subject: orange juice and diabetes?

I am worried because I was just diagnosed with diabetes.  I drink freshly squeezed orange juice three times a week.  Does orange juice contain too much sugar and is it advisable for a diabetic to drink juice?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: Juice of any kind is not the best choice for a diabetic because it is very high in sugar.  As a result juice will cause your blood sugar to rise.  It’s always best to have fresh fruit rather than it’s juice.  To put it in perspective... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Because of orange juice’s carbohydrate content, it is often recommended to drink during hypoglycemic episodes, to bring your blood sugar back up to normal ranges.  Does this mean... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Fruit juices will raise your blood sugar very quickly compared to a whole piece of fruit, and lack the fiber that whole fruit has.  Typically, a ‘choice’ or item in the list below has 15 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of... (click for entire response)

Laura Arrington, Nutrition Student
Answer: Like most questions about diabetes and what to eat, there is really no simple answer.  It really all boils down to carb counting, how much juice you are drinking and what else you are eating at that particular meal... (click for entire response)

Stephanie Nathanson, Nutrition Student
Answer: Although fresh squeezed orange juice is a better option than concentrated juice loaded with extra sugars, eating a whole orange is the best option as it provides less sugar (carbohydrate) than the juice, as well as fiber from the pulp.  Fruit juices raise blood sugar almost instantly and would not be advised for a diabetic... (click for entire response)


Summer Produce!

What are your favorite healthy meals or recipes using summer fruits and vegetables?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) and suggest a healthy meal or recipe using summer produce.

We will highlight your suggestion in an upcoming newsletter.

Thanks for your efforts!

Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Founder, FOODPICKER.org


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