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Wed Apr 03 08:15:38 UTC 2013

I have Type 2 and IBS. I am having a hard time eating for both conditions! What can I eat that would not raise my sugars and not upset my stomach?
Asked By: muppet1971  

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2013-04-20 13:51:39.0

IBS symptoms and tirggers vary from person to person, so I am afraid I can't make food suggestions for you without knowing more. What foods do you avoid in caring for your IBS? Your best bet is to meet with a registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator. He or she can help you develop an eating plan that suits both your conditions and your tastes and lifestyle. Once you know what you need to avoid, you can find lots of great tips and food lists for eating healthy with diabetes right here on dLife.com. Best of luck to you..
Answered By: Lynn Prowitt
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2013-05-07 18:37:36.0

If I could suggest something that would assist you with Diabtes II and IBS ... would you consider taking a n all-natural Patented Hi-Fiber product ("Bios Life Slim") twice a day before 2 major meals if it would lower Glucose levels, cause you to lose Fat (not a diet), and assist with Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure (Heart Disease) and tasted great (like creamy orange) .. would you try it for 13 weeks .. then go for your blood work to verify the results .... for the Health of it! 12 of our all-natural products are listed in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR). 30% of our sales are per licenced practitioners. Thanks for listening, Hugh Love, Fanchise Owner, Unicity International hughlove@shaw.ca
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2013-05-07 15:38:56.0

I found that my IBS got worse the longer I had diabetes (also type 2). After much medical testing with no recommendation, I tried emilinating all products that had artificial sweetners and fat substitutes. Sugar alcohols proved to be the worst trigger for me. It has been 4 months since my last incident. I have increased veggies and reduced serving sizes. I do plan menus more and read ALL lables. An example: the one sugar substitute I have tolerated is Splenda and I chose a Breyers product that had a large label that said Splenda - I missed the smaller print that said "and other sugar substitutes"! You may choose to eliminate substitutes one at a time, but there were so many that I went cold turkey. Good luck.
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2013-04-21 08:32:53.0

I have the FODMAP plan that was given to me by gastro. Dr. I have tried to reintroduce some of the eliminate foods back into my diet. I have to avoid broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, pears, mushrooms. So far they are the worst. Eggs are especially bad and that is making eating a lower carb breakfast very difficult for me. I can usually keep my BS good if I stick to 30 carbs or below per meal. Snacks, I try to stick to fruit, nuts, seeds or low fat cheese sticks. Sugar free chocolate pudding is good too. I cannot tolerate ice cream even in 1/2 quantities but, can eat Gelato without problems. It is frustrating because according to the FODMAP list... a lot of foods that are good for me and filling are no longer allowed due to causing stomach issues. I am not supposed to eat cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, onions, corn, green peppers and many other otherwise "healthy foods" for a diabetic. I have tried using the web to find help but, none is out there! Any other help here? My insurance does NOT cover meetings for nutritional counseling even though I am a diabetic. I would have to pay out of my own pocket for any meetings with a dietician. I am only covered for Diabetes Education and I have been through that twice already. It is too basic of information to help with my issue! Thank you for any help at all or any one who can point me in the right direction where I can find information that would assist me in trying to eat for both of my issues! :-)
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