I was referred by Dr Benda in the Bozeman Clinic. After a consultation, I have a question. Is Corn Starch safe for Type 2 diabetes to use as a thickening agent?
- Christal M Schwartzer
Sebastian White, NP answered:
Most foods, in moderation, are healthy for a person with pre-diabetes or diabetes. One tablespoon of corn starch contains 8 grams carbohydrate, this is equivalent to the carbohydrate in 1/2 slice of bread. Since 1-2 tablespoons of corn starch is generally added as a thickener for more than 3-4 servings of a food, it would provide 2-4 grams carbohydrate. Foods providing under 5 grams carbohydrate are generally considered a free food. There are websites where a person can enter all ingredients to get the nutrition information (total carbohydrate) for all ingredients per serving.