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can type 2 diabetics eat Ham? I was told that if your are a type 2 diabetic that you have to live on turkey or white meat from chicken. I was also told that a diabetic cannot have ham. I need to know if this fact or somebody's opinion. Dennis

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WHO on earth told you that? 

I'm diabetic and I can eat anything I want as long as I'm careful about portion control and don't let my blood sugars go too high. I even "save up" so I can have a piece of cheese cake over the holidays. That means not eating other sugary food, keeping the portions small and avoiding carbs wherever possible. 

I eat ham every New Years day and ham sandwiches several times a week. 

GIVE a man a fish and you feed him for a day. TEACH a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. SADLY, most fishermen are afraid to touch the worm.

GB is correct. If you have HBP you would want to be careful because of the high sodium content of ham. Same for hi cholesterol and TG- ham is a good source of these substances.

JayR

 

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Hi Dennis, --------- You received 2 good answers (2 thumbs up each). Being type 2 diabetic you can eat ham. I believe that if someone told you that it was because of some other reason[s] (e.g: high cholesterol). You should NOT be limitted to turkey and while chicken meat !. ---------- Best regards,

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I agree with what the others said. I just wanted to add a Diabetes Food Pyramid put together by the American Diabetes Association. Hope this helps you.

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