Our expert says:
You can eat most foods as a diabetic provided you do not increase your intake of fat and refined, high-glycaemic index carbohydrates and your daily energy intake. Game biltong (with all the fat removed!) is low-GI and relatively low in fat, so you can eat it as one of your protein exchanges, BUT don't go overboard and eat large portions every day because then you will be increasing your energy intake too much (game biltong has an energy content of 1430 kJ per 100g). I trust that you have consulted a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in the treatment of diabetes. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will have explained what protein, fat, carbohydrates exchanges are and how many you can eat per day.
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