best yoghurt choice for diabetics

hoonguek, Apr 21, 11:42pm
i would like to include yoghurt in my diet and since i am diabetic i wondered if anyone out there can recommend a gd brand for me to use. thx

susieq9, Apr 22, 1:04am
Have been using 'lite' yoghurt. Tastes differ, so try a brand and see if you like it.

buzzy110, Apr 22, 1:15am
What benefit does 'lite' yoghurt impart to a diabetic susieq9?

lilyfield, Apr 22, 2:13am
any that has no sugar added. . Read the fine print

susieq9, Apr 22, 10:07am
Because it is low in sugar content. My hubbie has 1/2 a tub with his cereal in the morning. And it is good for you.

buzzy110, Apr 23, 12:18am
Low fat yoghurt and cereal is really and truly good for a diabetic. Mmmm. Why not start reading my wholefoods thread and see what has been discovered on that score.

uli, Apr 23, 2:09am
Low fat yoghurt with little sugar on CEREAL?
Cereal IS sugar susieg - it turns into sugar in 3 seconds flat - once you've eaten it.

You'd be much better off just eating the full fat yoghurt and ditching the cereal if you are diabetic.

The "diabetic yoghurt" solution is just any "normal" yoghurt - read the label! It needs to contain milk and joghurt culture - that is it.

No additives like glucose, con syrup, gelatine or anything else. Usually the "organic" greek yoghurt brands are suitable.

If you cannot get any without additives then buy yourself a yoghurt maker and make it yourself. There are sachets around with milk powder and yoghurt culture which you just mix with water and incubate over night in a styrofoam "yoghurt maker".

While milk powder is not a very good food - it is probably the better option - rather than buying "yoghurt" with all those additives in ...

elliehen, Apr 23, 3:08am
Any low-sugar brand that has 'acidopholus bifidus' on the label - the friendly bacteria.

And susieq9 has a point - excessive fat is a danger to people with impaired or compromised kidney function, a common factor in diabetes.

buzzy110, Apr 23, 3:18am
lol. There is "excessive" fat in whole milk? Pull the other one. I'd have to say that a low fat diet was not the impression I got when I skimmed through Dr Bernstein's book on diabetes. Must get it out when I have finished all my other reading and really look into it.

elliehen, Apr 23, 4:44am
lol = Low On Literacy? buzzy110 talks without listening, often just to herself - consecutive post after post after post... .

I said: 'And susieq9 has a point - excessive fat is a danger to people with impaired or compromised kidney function, a common factor in diabetes. 'AND IT IS!

I did not mention whole-fat milk. I was giving susieq9 credit as an intelligent poster who may well have been factoring the yoghurt into her total daily consumption of fat.

cookessentials, Apr 23, 8:10am
is buzzy a doctor?

buzzy110, Apr 24, 3:45am
lol. Yoghurt that isn't low fat is made with whole fat milk. No cooks I am not a Doctor. If I was I'd be disseminating the same unhealthy suggestions that susieq9 is spouting. I do have Dr Bernstein's book as it happens and here is what he has to say on the subject of yoghurt.

For further information Dr Bernstein was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 12 years old and for 2 decades did exactly as the doctor told him while complications from his diabetes gradually worsened over that time.

In his 20's & 30's he had excruciatingly painful kidney stones, a stone in a salivary duct, frozen shoulder, progressive foot deformity, impaired sensation and more. He was told not to worry about it! He also had developed peripheral arterial disease and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. His vision deteriorated, he got early cataracts along with a host of other eye diseases.

He overcame all of these problems, trained to become a doctor specialising in diabetes and wrote the book Diabetes Solution.

His book covers both types of diabetes.

Now back to the yoghurt.

buzzy110, Apr 24, 3:50am
What Dr Bernstein says about yoghurt:

"... plain, whole milk yoghurt, unflavoured, unsweetened and without fruit is a reasonable food. A full 8-ounce container of plain, unflavoured whole milk hoghurt contains only 11 grams of carbohydrate and 2 ounces of protein. You can even throw in some chopped vegetables and not exceed the 12gm ofcarbohydrate limit we suggest for lunch. DO NOT USE NONFAT YOGHURT. The carbohydrate goes up to 17g per 8oz container... "

buzzy110, Apr 24, 3:56am
So this man, had every known impaired organ function known to diabetics, who actually does have a medical degree and specialised in diabetics, actually advocates full cream milk yoghurt.

Your own recommendation, on the other hand is based on what?

buzzy110, Apr 24, 4:07am
hoonguek. You would do yourself a huge favour by getting hold of, and reading Dr Bernstein's book - Diabetes Solutions.

You will get more informed information from here than you will ever get off this message board.

I haven't yet had time to read Dr Bernstein's book myself but am getting around to it. And why am I reading it seeing as I don't have diabetes? Well preventing a problem is way better than trying to deal with a problem. As the old saw goes - "A stitch in time saves nine".

Read this book and youcould improve your prognosis considerably. In susieq9's case, she could read it and have a more healthy, longer lived husband, if that is what she wants.

I've often said this on these boards and I'll say it again - You place yourself in a far better position if you take responsibility for your own health and not leave it up to your doctor (or random posters on this board). He/she just doesn't have the time to teach you what you need to know as that knowledge can take months of intensive study to even begin to develop a working knowledge.

cgvl, Feb 26, 6:19pm
actually I suggest read the labels on everything including yoghurt.
You want less than 10gms fat and 10gms CHO (carbohydrate) per 100gms of food, whether yoghurt, ice cream, cereal or anything else you want to eat. It is amazing how high the CHO levels are, in those supposedly diabetic or lite foods that are advocated by the so called professionals.
Me I eat very rarely full fat, fruit flavoured yoghurt. Fruit in juice rather than that lite one, oh and full fat Ice cream but as these are very special treats I have them very rarely, mainly because they are so sweet.

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