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abitscared posted:
are wheat tortillas ok to eat for a type2 diabetic?
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mrscora01 responded:
Pretty much any sort of tortilla will have carbohydrates in it. How it affects you will be different from anyone else. The only way to know for sure is to eat a known portion, and then test at the 1 and 2 hour marks to see what happens to your blood sugar.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
 
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auriga1 responded:
It largely depends on how many carbs you are allowed to eat per meal. All of our foods have carbs in them except for protein and fats.

Just like Mrs. Cora stated, you would need to test after your meal to see how the wheat tortilla has affected your blood sugar. If you find that your blood sugar has dropped to 140 or lower two hours after your meal, you should be okay.

You should also consider the other carbs that go along with that wheat tortilla. Carbs add up and before you know it, that one meal might have over 60 grams of carbs.

Make sure you look at your nutrition labels to see how many carbs are in everything you eat. The TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE line is the one to look at when planning your meals.
 
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glucerna responded:
There isn't a set diabetes diet, and each person needs to figure out which foods work the best for them. You'll find it helpful to meet with a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes, and she can answer your questions and help you plan an overall healthy diet. We want to ultimately learn how to eat to manage blood sugar levels and also to achieve the best possible health overall. ~Lynn @Glucerna
 
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brunosbud responded:
Diabetics get into trouble, not so much from "wheat tortillas", but what they cram inside them.


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