What I use to eat...

By Scarlet03 Latest Reply 2013-04-17 12:34:47 -0500
Started 2013-04-17 03:41:16 -0500

Before I became a diabetic…

I ate everything..you name it..well ALMOST everything…

Now, its…fast food restaurants…OUT…

Fancy restaurants…I have to read the menu and skip desert and the bread basket

I LOVE broccoli and alot of raw fresh vegatables…sigh…not anymore…
They have to be canned or cooked really well…and still no broccoli

Im a 3rd generation Scot…I LOVE oatmeal…forgive me…
I cant anymore, I break out, same thing with anything whole grain or wheat
but I can have white flour and corn meal…

What food if any allergies have popped up being diabetic…I hope Im not the only one

7 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-17 12:29:01 -0500 Report

All of my food allergies occurred prior to being diabetic. I have not noticed any since becoming diabetic. Every now and then if I taste something it makes my tongue tingle so I have to be careful and make sure the item isn't made in something that has processed nuts.

Type1Lou 2013-04-17 08:23:11 -0500 Report

Why no raw veggies? Salads are a regular meal for me since I can make them interesting with different veggies and nuts and cheese and meats or fish, but still keep the carbs low. If I know I'll be going to a chain restaurant, I go on-line to check their menu and the nutritional values for the menu items. Most national chains in the US have that available. That way, I'm not sabotaged by ordering something that looked and sounded friendly but wasn't (Applebee's Spinach and Grilled Shrimp Salad comes to mind with 40 grams of carb in the dressing alone!) Luckily, in my 37 years with diabetes, I have no food allergies. I used to love to make home-made breads and cinnamon rolls and cakes and cookies. I don't bake much anymore because the temptation id too great. If you must have baked goods, try substituting the flour with almond flour… lower carb and no gluten. I found that diabetes required that I re-train my palate and gave up much of what I loved to eat in order to have a better BG, and ultimately, a good quality of life. Not easy, but the results have been worth it. Now, if I could only prod myself to exercise more!!!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-17 12:30:54 -0500 Report

Lou, I rarely eat fast foods or go to chain restaurants. I have found that the sodium and sugar content in many of their foods are astronomical. If I do find myself out and must eat at one of those places, I stick with meat because the salad dressings are a killer as is the sodium content of the salad.

Yes they do post their nutritional values of their foods on line. I have used them just to see what the calorie, sodium and carb levels are in their foods.

Scarlet03 2013-04-17 08:26:58 -0500 Report

Diverticulosis…has done a lot of damage to my digestive track…it makes it hard to eat many veggies that hard and fiberous…extremely painful to digest…I do my best to eat properly and such…still working on it

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-17 12:32:43 -0500 Report

Soy flour is good. I have had cakes made with them and they did not raise my blood sugar. I don't know if you can have soy based products.

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