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Should diabetes be allowed to eat peanut butter?

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IceHawk2009
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/2/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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GUMMYBEARS

Con

I dont think so because I done some research and it said that they give peanut butter to football players when they want them to gain weight.
IceHawk2009

Pro

I will argue that peanut butter is ok for people with Diabetes (regardless of being type I or II). I allow my opponent to post her argument.
Debate Round No. 1
GUMMYBEARS

Con

But how can you be so sure with all the suger in it.
IceHawk2009

Pro


Diabetics have a problem with sugar. In the case of type I diabetes the person cannot produce a hormone called insulin and therefore they need to take insulin. In type II diabetes the person does not produce enough and they can usually handle taking oral medications like Glucaphage (metformin).


Now the question is “is peanut butter ok?” My response is why not? Peanut butter is mostly protein and the metabolism of protein into glucose is slower than that of carbohydrates. Therefore foods with protein in them will help minimize blood sugar spikes.


Now the issue comes in when the diabetic patient has renal issues. A lot of diabetics have renal insufficiency due to HTN (diabetes and HTN like to go hand in hand). In this case the person will need to be careful when eating any protein (including peanut butter).


The key is moderation. Diabetics usually have a low carb diet, not a no carb diet.


Debate Round No. 2
GUMMYBEARS

Con

Fine,I have nothing you win.
IceHawk2009

Pro

Ok then...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PlumberGirl123 2 years ago
PlumberGirl123
peanut butter is good for diabetics. its protein and not bad in carbs. a lot of things have sugar but peanut butter is great, also with the sugar. A lot of the time my nutritionist would tell me peanut butter and crackers are a great snack. it is very important to get protein in a diabetics diet.
Posted by GUMMYBEARS 2 years ago
GUMMYBEARS
Oops those were going to be my second guesses. :)
Posted by GUMMYBEARS 2 years ago
GUMMYBEARS
Oops those were going to be my second guesses. :)
Posted by kbub 2 years ago
kbub
Do you mean "diabetics?" And "sugar?" And "I've?" And "don't?"
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Reasons for voting decision: Facts were supplied by pro. Con made assumptions that could not be backed up