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How can I control my type 2 diabetes with Nutribullet?

I just brought my new bullet home two days ago!  I have type 2 Diabetes and know I've been told to only have two servings of fruit per day.  How does this work with the recipes/how can I balance things out?  Are there any great foods for Diabetics?  I did read that cinnamon is good for insulin absorption.

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I do not have much time to be on here, but also am type 2 and started this to control my sugar. I can tell you, it is the best thing I have ever done in my life. I will recommend that you buy chia seeds and use faithfully, every day. I put 1 T in half a cup of water and leave in frig overnight. I cannot eat fruit normally, it raises my sugar, BUT have found that I can put in blast and it does not do that. I use lots of fruit in mine, but also use nuts, frozen green beans, frozen fresh and can freeze just about everything so your blast is cold. I also use kale mixed with the spinach. I typically use mango or peaches and blueberries every day. I also add in cinnamon and ginger. I use water not milk or yogurt in my blasts. They say the true test is in testing your sugar 2 hours after you have, so try it. Mine usually will test at 113-118 which totally amazed me with having the fruit. I also have cut out bread, white rice & potatoes, red meat for the most part and have kept off 30 pounds and have been doing this now for a year and a half. I have never felt this good or had this much energy in my life... I think if you stick to it, you will be amazed! my normal blast is chia seed & water, ginger (frozen chunks), frozen cranberries, frozen beets ( cut up smaller cubes frozen 6?), handful of nuts (almond, walnut or raw cashew), handful mango, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 handfuls spinach kale mix, shake of cinnamon, 3 figs cut up. I used to add protein powder but have stopped using for a while, you can also add oatmeal if wanted
Excellent info and suggestions sdownour!! Thanks :)
Reenie69, I'd say your best bet is to focus on more veggies!! Also, include protein boosts like chia, hemp seeds, nuts, seeds, etc. to help slow the release of sugars into the blood.
Also, use low sugar liquids like water and unsweetened milk alternatives (dairy milk is naturally high in sugar) and avoid fruit juices...veggie juice is a good option as is chilled, brewed tea.
Check out this post here for some more options:
Also, we have tons of info and recipes that are focused in blood sugar management so take some time to wonder around the site :)
Thank you so much for all of the great tips sdownour! It's nice to hear you're having great success. I appreciate all of the tips on what is working well for you, and congrats on the weight loss!!!! That's awesome that you feel so great, too. I sent you a friend request - i hope we can help each other :)
Thank you Krista :) I was attracted to this whole idea because I do really love veggies, so all of this will be great for me!
me too, Reenie, it would be way helpful if they'd list nutritional info, particularly calories, carbs, sugars & protein with the recipes.
hi, Krista: would it be possible to get nutrition info like calories, carbs, sugars and protein with the recipes? My Insulin Pump wants me to log in anticipated gCarbs BEFORE i ingest foods so it can deliver the proper units of insulin recommended (by my endocrinologist) for upcoming meals. thanks
yep, thanks. that myfitnesspal is a helluva site.
I "HAD" type II diabetes for eight years and discovered that it was possible to rid myself of this ailment. Firstly, I completely changed my lifestyle in that I introduced an exercise regimen that included a completely new diet, running and weight training. The end result is that I am no longer a diabetic, and I have eliminated seven (7) drugs from my life. I am drug free. Cinnamon played a very important role in helping me bring my sugars under control and the Nutribullet is a tool that I use every day. My recipe for a great smoothie for diabetics is:
1 cup of unsweetened (home made) plain yoghurt
1½ tbsp Hemp seeds (no this is not marijuana)
2 tbsp freshly ground flax
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 cup of fresh berries (I prefer blueberries for their excellent properties)
1 cup of low sugar fruit juice such as Oasis pomegranate and blackberry
Let the Nutribullet do its work.
I have lost 55 lbs and am as fit as I have ever been. I run 8 - 10 miles a week and by the way, I am 70 years old. So, yes, you can do it too!

My simple rules are: If it is advertised, do not eat it.
If it is a processed product, do not eat it
Get away from all white sugar and fructose corn syrup
Get away from bread, crackers, cookies, cakes, etc. (I know. no fun)
But, I have gotten used to it and I feel absolutely great.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will try out this smoothie, sounds delicious!!!

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