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can diabetic people eat pickles?

I want to give my best friend a jar of pickels for Christmas because he's never tried one but he's diabetic. can they eat pickels?

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Hey, i have type 1 diabetes and i eat pickles alot! preferably i choose dill pickles, 'cause i dont like sweet pickles, but a diabetic can eat anything they want but they have to make sure that they take insulin when needed.

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Just like my Hubby! :D
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yah, it sucks having type 1 diabetes ... :(
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Yes, particularly dill pickles. Dill pickles have between 2-4 carbs apiece and 1-2 gm fiber, so they are a perfectly fine snack for a diabetic. Sweet pickles though are made with sugar and would only be recommended in moderation. Vlasic and some store brands make sweet pickles made with splenda now, replacing much of the sugar.

Thats really sweet of you to think of your friend, I hope he enjoys the gift! :)

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yes, if their not sweet pickles. diabetics can't eat sugar, and dill pickles are manly salty :)

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Oh yes! I eat dill pickles a lot. I don't eat sweet pickles though. The thing is, as we often say, you have to let your meter tell you how to eat. I speak online all the time to many other diabetics. Many can eat even multiple pieces of fruit each day. I can't ever eat even a whole piece of fruit without sending my blood sugar soaring.

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Type 2 I assume, Cookie? <3
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Yup type2., You?
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Nope, but married to a Type 1! Hubby got diagnosed as an adult so it's like living with a newly diagnosed diabetic child... a huge child at that LOL. how long have you had it? <3
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I see. I know getting diagnosed can be really scary. Also as someone with really no support I can tell you how important support can be . Since being diagnosed over 2 1/2 years ago I've been working hard on getting my numbers in good shape. There are several people who always try to tell me that I could "cheat" from tine to time. Finally I've got my numbers really great so I know getter than to listen. Of course you have a husband that's dealing with this. I know what they can be such babies. For what it's worth, don't let him have you do everything for him. He needs to learn to manage his decease Abd just have your support.
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Oh yeah-- that's pretty much what I do-- he's still not used to having to take insulin for *everything* he eats, so occasionally I need to remind him that if he's not feeling well, he needs to check his numbers. I modified the way I cook, fewer carbs and LOTS more veggies. I'm sorry that you haven't had much support... Hubby gets a little upset when I remind him that he needs to take insulin ALL the time, even at parties, but ultimately he knows I'm saying what I do to help keep him healthy. He's doing better than he was, but I know it would be harder if he didn't have me around. You are totally right that support makes all the difference in the world! Do you need to take insulin, or are you simply watching what you eat, or are you taking a pill? <3
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And good for you, getting your numbers down! You sound very attuned to what your body wants and needs :) For someone who's had this only 2 1/2 years you're doing pretty well!
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Yes I take oral medication and a minimum of 5 shots daily. What happened to me was about 6 years ago I was a nice weight, ate healthy and exercised. I had to have a hysterectomy so I was out of commission for about 10 weeks. I started to gain weight but I figured once I got back to preparing my own means and was able to exercise again it would be fine. Well I did go back to preparing good meals and exercising and I just kept gaining weight. I finally stopped gaining after about 1 1/2 years and 70 pounds . I've spent all these years since trying to loose weight. Then 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. Since I changed doctors 3 times. Each time I'd beg for help with my weight. They would never really help at all. Then last summer I found a new doctor. On my first visit I brought up my weight. He Actually closed the laptop and listened. He immediately made a change to my medications and put me on byetta. Since early July I've lost about 28 pounds!!!! While I'm still taking insulin, the amounts have decreased a lot.
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Yes but not sweet pickles

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Depends on the type of diabetic. For people with Type 1 (insulin shot kind), it's not so much the sugar, more so that a carb is a carb is a carb. Pickles ARE carbs and therefore not ideal, but Type 1 Diabetics (like my Hubby) can take insulin to account for what they eat, so he'll be able to eat the pickle. Type 2 (the lifestyle type) is a little trickier, because people with this type need to be VERY careful about what they eat, and watch for carbs and sugars, but because they don't take insulin they can't eat as many carbs as people with Type 1. All this being said, I'm sure your friend will find it funny, and enjoy the gift :) Make it a *good* jar of pickles, but make sure the nutritional information is still there, and your friend should be fine. Plus, I've never met a diabetic who didn't enjoy cake every now and then... and pickles are a MILLION times better than that! ;)

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