Is durum wheat pasta good for diabetics?

Here’s a question for all the dieticians and health fundis out there!

“Can diabetics eat durum wheat pasta? Durum wheat is a kind of wheat that’s whole grain, which is preferred for pasta because it has protein and more nutritional value.

If you access the net it says it is a whole grain wheat. I have had some friends who are also diabetics say we may eat it, but I prefer to check as well.

So, is durum wheat pasta better than ordinary pasta?”

– Linda

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4 Responses to “Is durum wheat pasta good for diabetics?”

  1. Steff November 28, 2012 5:12 am #

    I’m pretty sure that most pasta sold in SA is in fact made from Durum wheat anyway – check the ingredients list on the package. However, I always buy the wholewheat pasta as it has a much lower GI and a nice nutty taste too.

  2. Danie December 4, 2012 10:42 am #

    Recently diagnosed with type 2; ‘love to have a definitive answer to this question, too!
    (the whole eating plan with it’s do’s and dont’s is still quite daunting).

  3. Deidre Fichardt December 6, 2012 3:03 pm #

    Yes that is true, Wholewheat pasta is the best for diabetics. Been using it for 11 years now as part of a diabetic diet and promise you it makes a difference.

  4. Rita Williams May 1, 2013 12:25 pm #

    I am a Type 2 diabetic. I have been having problems with keeping my levels down . My doc at my support group CDE has advised me to cut out carbs for a few months . i have managed to cut down drastically but I am still eating rye bread sparingly . its difficult but it works my levels are dropping slowly!!

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