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I do not want to start insulin. My friend who started insulin now has to stay on it forever.
This is true to all patients with type 1 diabetes and partially true to certain people with type 2 diabetes. For patients with type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and so will need     more
Question Posted:
2010-10-31 03:56
Question: 
I have just been diagnosed as diabetic. As an America-Born-Chinese (ABC), I eat rice almost daily. I prefer rice over potato. Does rice cause a rise in my blood sugar level? It would be very difficult for me to eliminate rice from my diet.
Answer: 
It is difficult for many people of Asian descent to give up rice.  The important part is not so much giving up rice, but controlling the portion size.  Some of the strategies we recommend include reducing the portion a bit, mixing white rice with brown rice, and increasing your vegetable consumption at the same meal.  In order to reduce the overall carb load the body has to digest, consider excluding other carbs you might be consuming together with rice.  For example, try to space out the time you eat rice and fruit.
 
Answer by: William Hsu, M.D.