Printable Diet

By Reddcurrlz Latest Reply 2011-05-16 13:24:09 -0500
Started 2011-05-13 14:03:49 -0500

I have been searching for a printable diabetic diet and have had no success. Can anybody point me to one, please?

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Harlen 2011-05-13 15:24:56 -0500 Report

Ok here it is
If it looks good you cant have it
if it tast good you cant have it
it you think you mite like it you cant have it
A simple diet lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
If its bland and dont tast good you can hav it weeeeeeeeee
lol lol
sory I make jokes lol lol
I can not fined one iether
good luck and best wishes

Reddcurrlz 2011-05-13 16:42:16 -0500 Report

Oh that IS hilarious. But pretty true. I made an awesome vegetable soup last night with tomato juice, ground turkey and various canned veggies. I ate it for lunch today and my BS is now at 187. Of course, it's the first thing I've eaten since last night so it SHOULD be low.

Reddcurrlz 2011-05-13 15:15:41 -0500 Report

Thanks so much, it seems that I can only find "samples" I guess I need to not be lazy and put together my own.

jayabee52 2011-05-13 16:01:45 -0500 Report

Redd, There is a whole treasury of diabetic friendly recipes under the recipes tab on the left.

What is there in edviel's links are a place to start. Suggestions as to what to try. Since Diabetes ("DM") is not a one size fits all condition, you have to assemble your own DM meal plan from how your body reacts to certain food/drink inputs.

I have followed, and recommend "eating to your glucometer". To do that you take a "baseline" Blood glucose reading ("BG#") and then you eat (drink) a recommended portion* of the food (drink). and after 2 hrs after you take your first bite (sip) ("postprandial") Take your BG# again. If your BG rises 50 points or more, then you may want to test the item again at another time at a lower portion size. If the

*Portion sizes may be found on the Nutrition Information box on packaged foods. To find suggested portion sizes for something like a fruit or veggie, you can find that on a site like:

I recommend writing your results of your BG tests in a 3 ring binder, so you know what you tested and what the results were and your decision on whetner to consume the food, lower the portion size to X and consume it, or avoid it altogether. You can also note any after effects of eating that food, IE, you got sleepy after consuming it, or you got hungry again in a short time after consuming.

By doing that you will know what works for YOU and for YOUR body and can build your own diabetic meal plan.

If it sounds like a lot of work, it is! But getting good control of your DM is worth it.

Blessings to you and yours Redd!


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