Diabetes and Celiac: "What Carbs Can I Eat?" (continued)
Naturally gluten-free and full of vitamins and fiber, fruit should not be forgotten in a diabetes and celiac diet. Aim for two to three servings per day of low-glycemic fruit, such as a cup of blueberries at breakfast and an apple at lunch.
Milk and yogurt are healthy carbs and full of protein and calcium. Make sure to verify that your yogurt brand is gluten-free, and choose plain or lower carb versions when possible.
Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, salad greens, green beans, asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini are gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals. Aim for three servings daily.
When you have diabetes and celiac disease, it's easy to get in a rut and eat the same foods every day. Make it a goal to try one, new healthy gluten-free carb this month.
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5.Gluten Free Whole Grains, Whole Grains Council.
6.Breads from Anna
7.La Tortilla Factory
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Charlie’s 12-year anniversary with type 1 just passed and I still know nothing about this diabetes and why it hates us so much. As if to remind us that it was its anniversary, diabetes unleashed hell on Friday. Charlie was stranded well over 400 for hours and even tipped the scale at 580. Susanne pulled Charlie out of school and started what became a wartime exercise in futility. It was one of the worst blood sugar days we’ve had in years. ...