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 thoughts on “Is durum wheat pasta good for diabetics?

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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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