recipes questions?

abe ray
By abe ray Latest Reply 2013-03-09 18:13:20 -0600
Started 2013-02-22 12:12:20 -0600

how owuld you fine people make crabmeat cassarole & savfory rice pudding diabetic frendly?

14 replies

Type1Lou 2013-02-25 18:02:46 -0600 Report

I would totally forget about the rice pudding. Rice, in and of itself, has a high glycemic value and causes blood sugar to rise. Also, be careful about the kind of crabmeat you might use. I discovered that the less expensive, fake crabmeat and lobster meat made from fish (surimi) is much higher in carbs than the real crabmeat and/or lobster. Carbohydrates are what cause blood sugar to rise. I would avoid any kind of bread or pasta in the casserole and try to substitute veggies for the bread or pasta. Spaghetti squash might work well. It all comes down to reducing and/or eliminating the carbs in a recipe to make it diabetes-friendly.

abe ray
abe ray 2013-02-22 12:15:34 -0600 Report

both of these & all of my other recipes can be found on just so you know & if you could put any new information about those recipes on this site that would be great!

jayabee52 2013-02-25 09:28:55 -0600 Report

Howdy Abe.

How about defining "diabetes friendly" for us? Plus, please bring your recipes here to DC. is a mighty big site and to search for a particular recipe is a daunting task.

abe ray
abe ray 2013-02-25 13:00:57 -0600 Report

diabetes frendly means that it must be healthy for diabetics,that's all. sorry for the confution.also you can look up recipes by member name.(my member name on is "abe ray")

jayabee52 2013-02-25 13:18:49 -0600 Report

"healthy for diabetics" could be a lot of things abe. I can eat pure sugar and still remain "healthy" (alive & breathing), would it be be the best for me? No!

granniesophie 2013-02-26 10:43:15 -0600 Report

Not everyone must omit rice and flour. Some people can eat these things in moderation. I use rice flour to bake bread, since I can't eat things with gluten, so I am careful about how much I eat, while not omitting something I like to have altogether. And wheat seems to be in almost everything, so omitting it altogether might make it difficult for some people to make the recipes from scratch.

granniesophie 2013-02-26 10:40:27 -0600 Report

there are still folks here that actually can eat rice and flour, so you may not have to omit them! perhaps offering alternative flour might help, and using brown rice-which is slightly healthier anyway, would be an idea.