DiabetesMine Holiday "D-Moment" Sweepstakes!

By MHoskins2179 Latest Reply 2012-12-14 09:24:21 -0600
Started 2012-12-03 14:15:08 -0600

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we have announced our DiabetesMine Holiday Contest for 2012. You can check out the blog post and leave a comment or send an email, to win one of nine cool D-prizes that are being given away. So, have some fun!

The post is at: https://www.diabetesmine.com/2012/12/announci...

29 replies

MHoskins2179 2012-12-13 12:24:28 -0600 Report

Thanks everyone, for sharing your A-Ha moments! Keep em coming in, and if you haven't, don't forget to drop us a line at DiabetesMine about what your D-Moment is! We want to include you in the sweepstakes before it closes on Dec. 20!!

ConnieMarie 2012-12-11 08:53:41 -0600 Report

my big aha moment…it would be after the strokes…Doctors are not God even if they think they are…mistakes have a price and everyday i live with that cost…

Caroltoo 2012-12-10 00:23:06 -0600 Report

My big AHA came when I realized I reacted disproportionately to carbs containing gluten. I can eat gluten free spaghetti and get a mild rise to 120 BG, but if I eat the same amount of a whole wheat based pasta I go to 180 or more. That was a big AHA for me … so many of the foods I have denied myself, I can now eat safely.

GabbyPA 2012-12-10 22:42:14 -0600 Report

Gluten is not our friend. Hoe do you find gluten free pasta? What is the base flour used?

granniesophie 2012-12-11 09:17:16 -0600 Report

I use quinoa pasta-it's mixed with corn flour and quinoa. My other half can't tell the difference from regular pasta! Spaghetti squash is great as "pasta" too!
I tried Paleo bread from Julien Bakery online, and it made me really sick-so no more of that, so I buy Udi's bread, but it is expensive. I want to buy a bread maker and experiment with making my own bread with different flours. There are many out there, but I think almond flour may be an issue in my case, altho almond milk isn't! Go figure!!

GabbyPA 2012-12-11 10:22:55 -0600 Report

See my problem is the corn part. That messes me up and most of the alternatives are made with corn or rice flour. I don't see how that helps?

granniesophie 2012-12-11 11:29:27 -0600 Report

Those are the biggest with the gluten free-but there is oat flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, quinoa flour… I have to watch the corn flour myself-not for my BG so much, but it does upset my stomach in larger amounts. I do okay with brown rice flour and all forms of brown rice and quinoa. Actually, I have had a couple days pain free with these, and that's a miracle in my book! And with just a small amount of Lantus my BG is very acceptable and my weight is down some more too!

granniesophie 2012-12-11 11:31:46 -0600 Report

Eliminating gluten and being a PWD isn't the most fun! It makes eating a challenge. It is not for the faint of heart, and I wouldn't do it as a fad diet to just lose weight, but it surely is starting to make me feel better finally :)

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 15:38:21 -0600 Report

I am sure feeling better without the gluten. After a while though, Sonya, it really does get easier… once you are past the stage where you are craving things you haven't yet found substitues for.

granniesophie 2012-12-11 16:38:42 -0600 Report

I know. It's just that time of year with all the goodies that I probably wouldn't have eaten anyway, and now that I can't it's really silly and hard! I have found a ton of websites with great substitutes, but stuff is expensive, which I'm trying to figure out why-apparently it's a new way to rip a whole group of people with food issues off! I see a soapbox in my future!!

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 15:38:07 -0600 Report

I am sure feeling better without the gluten. After a while though, Sonya, it really does get easier… once you are past the stage where you are craving things you haven't yet found substitues for.

Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2012-12-11 11:01:35 -0600 Report

Take a look at the Eat Right for Your Blood Type. (especially if you are a blood type O) Wheat, Gluten and Corn are not beneficial in fact they should be avoided) BTW 1 in 3 people are blood type O. I can tell you from personal experience aches and pains disappear.
Dr OZ had the DR/author of Wheat Belly on last week. Wheat is an enemy of our health.
If it comes in a box or a bag it's probably not a good idea! It does take committment!

Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2012-12-14 09:24:21 -0600 Report

Check it out. There's a website, Facebook page and numerous books. It works! I looked the book over at the local library the bought @ half.com. It works! The beneficial foods are like medicine for your body. Wheat is poison for Os. In fact it is the #1 problem food and more people wheat and dairy cause a lot of problems fortype Os. Making adjustments in your lifestyle is very worth it!

jayabee52 2012-12-11 13:32:25 -0600 Report

after the flip flop on organic Oz has made recently ( he said those who eat organics are snobs and organic is not better than regular) Oz has lost a LOT of credibility with me and many others. So if Oz endorses it I question it.

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 09:29:04 -0600 Report

Many of the quinoa pastas are very tasty. I use them too. Also found a refrigerator item recently that I really liked. It is RP's linguine, there is also a fettuccine which I haven't tried. The linguine tastes like the real thing.

My favorite bread is Udi's Prairie Bread, but my store has been out for 6 weeks. Just put in a special order to see if I could get some that way. I've tried several other flavors (Udi's and Rudi's, both) and haven't like them as well as the Prairie bread.

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 09:24:37 -0600 Report

Sonya: There are lots of other flour types discussed in B. Hagman's book that I mentioned below in my response to Gabby. You could probably find some that work for you.

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 00:14:06 -0600 Report

I buy a gluten free prepared crust in the freezer section at Whole Foods and make my own pizza. Since I've been working, I've not taken the time to prepare my own gluten free breads, but several of Bette Hagman's books, including "The Gluten-free Gourmet COOKS FAST and HEALTHY," has some great G-free recipes. There are some recipes in her books for basic flour mixes (that you can make for yourself in quantity and save considerably over the boxed mixes) for breads, pizza dough, and cookies. I was experimenting with almond and coconut flours when I went back to work and put that experiment on hold.

GabbyPA 2012-12-04 10:14:13 -0600 Report

This sounds like a lot of fun. The prizes are great too. Join in everyone. Share there to win, share here too!