By njw Latest Reply 2011-09-01 19:04:19 -0500
Started 2011-08-25 09:15:35 -0500

I am a very picky eater. I Don't like greens other than salad. I can't eat fish or any seafood. What other choices do I have to help control my diabetes?

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Doryian 2011-09-01 19:04:19 -0500 Report

I'm kind of in your "boat." I don't even really like salads - but it's come down to eat vegetables & salads or starve. LOL. I try to fill the "gaps" with nuts, sunflower seeds, cheese, eggs & meats with different sauces for variety.

Type1Lou 2011-08-25 14:07:11 -0500 Report

Salads are a great meal for diabetics. By adding protein (meats and eggs) and cheeses and nuts they can be very satisfying and low carb providing you choose your dressing wisely…always read the labels. The lower fat versions of dressings often have more carbs than the regular version. I opt for the lowest in carbs. Salads are frequently my dinner meal. For lunch, I eat an apple that I've sliced and spread the slices with Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter. I LOVE peanut butter!

I've found that by reducing the carbs in my diet, I am better able to control my blood glucose levels. This has meant giving up bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, cereal and many desserts. A low carb diet is not the easiest to follow but it works for me. There are many web-sites and books that will help you determine how many carbs are in the foods you eat. Also, most food packaging has the carbs per serving values listed. Good luck

Gemm 2011-08-25 11:14:27 -0500 Report

The only thing I can suggest is to talk to your doctor about seeing a nutritionist to help you with meal planning. We have a wonderful one at our local hospital that our doctor can set up an appointment with for us any time I need to talk to her. Actually now she will just take time whenever we pop in as long as it isn't during meal prep or serving times.