diabtic yale beets?

abe ray
By abe ray Latest Reply 2013-02-23 23:24:47 -0600
Started 2011-11-16 17:42:25 -0600

What is your opinion of diabetic yale beets?
The spelling of this recipe MIGHT not be the same as printed here,fyi.

22 replies

jayabee52 2011-11-17 02:30:08 -0600 Report

Howdy Abe
I looked up the recipe here on DC and not everyone can consume splenda (sucralose) as it gives side effects. For me Splenda gives me gas and "the trots" if I take too much of it.

My only problem is I don't know what that "too much" is until I have passed that point, and the results are NOT pretty. So I err on the side of caution and avoid anything with Splenda/Sucralose as an ingredient.


Lentyl 2013-02-23 12:21:54 -0600 Report

Hi James - have you tried xylitol? I don't use it very often but haven't noticed any unwanted side effects.

jayabee52 2013-02-23 14:09:05 -0600 Report

no I haven't Lentyl.

But the way my life is currently configured I am really not needing to sweeten drinks, which was what most of my sweetening needs. Because of my dialysis, I am on fluid restriction of about 1 ltr per day. So far I have been able to maintain that level of fluid intake. And I keep my intake as only filltered water.

Plus I just don't bake either since I have discontinued eating anything made from grain, so no need for sweetening in that.

So I am just happy to be alive sometimes, and not need sweetening agents.


Lentyl 2013-02-23 14:44:04 -0600 Report

Like you I don't use sweeteners either. I did buy a bottle of DaVinci vanilla syrup sweetened with sucralose to have with an occasional cup of decaf coffee, perhaps once a week and only a teaspoon at that. If I bake something for others then I use granulated sugar. How do you filter water? I use a Britta. Have you found a difference since you've stopped eating grain or grain products? I'm trying to see if that's the way for me to go. At the moment I only eat RyVita or Wasa and not a lot of that. They are made with rye which cuts down/cuts out wheat.

jayabee52 2013-02-23 15:03:49 -0600 Report

I use a Brita pitcher and also carry a Brita filter bottle with me most of the time.

Yes I have noted a difference. My BG levels are more normalized than they were on a "regular" eating plan. After I followed my new meal plan I had gotten my A1c down to 5.5 and would normally be in the 80 to 130 mg/dl range, depending on what i ate that day.

You may take a look at my meal plan (I no longer follow it exactly due to my kidney issues) here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14...

Before I cut out the eating of all grain products I was more attracted to rye breads and would choose them whenever I had a choice. However I understand that Rye has gluten in it as well, just not as much as wheat.

Lentyl 2013-02-23 17:58:35 -0600 Report

Thanks James, what you say has been very helpful. I have a Britta bottle as well. Lately my BG have been up a little and I was wondering if the rye crackers were in the way. I think that I'll stop eating them and see if there is a change. Always a balancing act isn't it? I'm starting to use miracle noodles which have no carbs. It will be interesting to see what happens with them and my BG levels.

jayabee52 2013-02-23 23:24:47 -0600 Report

I am going to have to ask my RD at the dialysis clinic about mircle noodles. I have to be careful not to consume large amounts of high potassium, phosphorus, sodium foods. So I don't know about miracle noodles. Gotta get them checked out.

nanaellen 2011-11-17 23:56:58 -0600 Report

See that James, I told you your a WEALTH of information!! NOW I know why I have so much gas! LOL Couldn't figure it out for the longest!! Hahaha!! See, you always make me smile!! Thanks I needed that!! Ellen :)

abe ray
abe ray 2011-11-17 11:05:45 -0600 Report

I thought that splenda would make a good psudo-syrup, that's all.

jayabee52 2011-11-17 23:31:57 -0600 Report

It may, abe, for those who can "stomach" (pun intended) Splends/sucralose. I have now for over a year avoided ALL sweeteners of any kind. If I need a sweetener I use a little sugar or whey low (combo of lactose & Fructose). But since I have accustomed myself to drink without sweetener, I rarely need any any longer.

Caroltoo 2011-11-17 02:33:19 -0600 Report

Have you tried Stevia? It's made from a South American plant so is natural, not man-made. It is strong, so you have to use lots less.

You are up early! I'm just going to bed.

abe ray
abe ray 2013-02-19 12:12:26 -0600 Report

no I havn't tried stevia,sorry

suziesgirl 2013-02-22 17:55:36 -0600 Report

You are welcome. Try Sweet leaf at Publix or your health food store. Also, you can get the large shaker at Dr. Vita .com cheaper and free shipping. You may like this site allot. Just need to know what you are looking for.