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Can a diabetics have 4 egg yolks and not eat the white?

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April 24, 2019 / By Aliah
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Tyrone Tyrone | 9 days ago
Eggs are a better choice than cornflakes. Corn flakes are very high in carbohydrates and carbohydrates more rapidly turn into glucose in the body than eggs, which are full of protein and fat. Fat doesn't raise blood sugar at all, whereas protein does convert into glucose in the body, but less so and very slowly. Another problem with cornflakes is that you'd probably want to eat those with milk. Milk is very high in sugar. I disagree with the nurse who thinks fat is bad for a diabetic. My diet is about 60% fat. I eat lots of butter, cheese, eggs, nuts, and oils. My cholesterol and triglycerides improved *dramatically* doing this. Cutting out grains, sugars, and other starches will not only improve your blood sugar, but likely improve your lipids, as well.
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Tyrone Originally Answered: Does Pharmapure Sugar Blocker actually work for non diabetics and diabetics? Is it effective, bogus, etc.?
I can't find any real crediable research done on this product. There are a few testimonials giving this product credit for reducing their blood sugars, however you know testimonials could be from anyone, including the people who market this stuff. I did find one testimonial in which a woman says she started using this product at the same time she started a low carb diet and her blood sugar dropped, but when she stopped taking this product, her blood sugar remained near average. That leads me to believe it was the low carb diet that lowered her blood sugar.

Rik Rik
I am uncomfortable with the diagnosis of 'severely borderline gestational diabetes'. You have gestational diabetes or you do not have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a serious matter and semantics should never replace education and precise diagnosis. I must assume that what your physician should be telling you is that you have gestational diabetes but that so far it has been controlled with diet. There is a concern with this assumption however as after eating the raisin bran cereal with mild your glucose was 180 mg/dL. I prefer my gestational diabetics not to exceed 140 mg/dL after a meal (and not to exceed 100 mg/dL fasting) although many physicians will push for a lower goal asking patients to avoid readings above 130 mg/dL (and not to exceed 90 mg/dL fasting). I must point out that no conclusion should be drawn from a single glucose reading. The answer to your question is that if your glucose is well controlled that a whole wheat muffin and eggs should be fine. I answer a fair number of questions in this forum about gestational diabetes so if I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you and your growing family the very best of health and in all things may God bless.
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Merv Merv
Why would you skip the white? There are no carbs in eggs. If you're trying to be healthy you should eat the whites not the yolks. But from a diabetes perspective, they're the same. No carbs. Why not eat 2 whole eggs and save yourself some cholesterol? Cornflakes... well are you type 1 or type 2? If you're type one, just figure out how to bolus properly. If you're type 2, cornflakes have a ton of carbs, so it might not be the best choice.
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Jordon Jordon
A diabetic can have anything in moderation, with the eggs it depends on how often especially as the whites are low in fat and high in protein whereas the yolks are high in fats and this may cause problems for a diabetic it may be alright occasionally but not everyday. Cornflakes will depend on what you put on them if sugar not so good plain milk ok but there are other cereals that are better for you. Ask to speak to a dietitian and learn more about the foods that are better for you.
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Jordon Originally Answered: are egg yolks bad for you?
Your body makes cholesterol even if you don't take any in. Cholesterol is not a bad thing because your body needs it to create hormones, but an overabundance of cholesterol in your blood is bad. That being said, you're right in that you should watch your intake of cholesterol carefully especially if you have a family history. And the phrase "once in a while won't kill you" does apply, but once in a while is subjective. Once a week may affect you, but once a month probably less so. If you're worried about your blood cholesterol levels, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and limit your foods high in saturated fats. Foods with soluble fiber are very good at lowering cholesterol levels. These foods include fruits (bananas, berries, apples, oranges), vegetables such as peas, beans, broccolli, and oats such as oatmeal. Best of all, these foods are also low in cholesterol and saturated fats while carrying a good amount of anti-cancer & anti-oxidizing agents! You can still eat meat and eggs even if you have high blood cholesterol, but you must watch your intake of foods. Everything will add up in the course of 60 years. You can't just limit the context to cholesterol levels. What about sodium levels, saturated fats or trans fats? There are foods low in cholesterol but very high in sodium or saturated fats. What are you going to do about that? Just maintain a balanced diet and make sure you eat your fruits and vegetables, just like what mom always said.

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