Grocery Store

By 1lady4 Latest Reply 2014-04-26 11:11:58 -0500
Started 2014-04-24 09:41:44 -0500

There should be a Grocery store for T1 & T2 Diabetics only all of the other foods in other stores are high in carbs lol

10 replies

Type1Lou 2014-04-26 11:11:58 -0500 Report

And who decides what is sold in those stores? There is so much disagreement about what diabetics should or shouldn't eat. So many "diabetic cookbooks" have recipes that are much higher carb than I want to eat. When I was last in the hospital, the diabetic meals they served me were much too high in carbs, IMHO…and you'd think hospitals would have a clue about what to feed a "diabetic". Many "sugar-free" or "diabetic" foods are still higher in carbs than I want. The truth is that diabetes varies greatly among individuals, so, I prefer to make my own choices which may or may not be labeled "diabetic". I've found the key for me is to READ THE LABELS and eliminate anything I deem too high in carbs.

bigcats012076 2014-04-25 08:38:37 -0500 Report

Yes a store dedicated to us would be great…but i bet the prices would out of touch…just like they do all special stuff.
I thought Gaint or Safeway, had dedicated isles just for us…or there are signs on products to show it is good for us.
Has anyone heard this before?
Though i dont shop these stores because i feel they are high in price… thanks…joyce

dagger1234 2014-04-24 18:05:05 -0500 Report

Agreed, but healthy foods are so expensive. I don't even care to get the better grain wheat bread, I get the cheap store brand kind because my body doesn't overalls react when i eat it and I know what my triggers are now.

robertoj 2014-04-24 13:36:57 -0500 Report

The industry is too invested in cheap products loaded with sugar, carbs, trans fats and salt to make such a move. A smart chain or store could do thorough research and open a couple of dedicated aisles for health issues but they aren't smart in that manner. If they did they could gain a huge market share. The problem is they would lose out on the profitable impulse sales. Sorry the bottom line rules. Our only chance would be consumers banding together in the old hippie staple, the co op.

OneWing 2014-04-24 12:29:29 -0500 Report

Man, walking by the snack isle kills me. That's when I realize all of the things I "can't" have. Never again can I gorge on chocolate chip cookies. lol
Hopefully there won't be enough diabetics in the future to support a diabetic store. But what would be nice would be a diabetic isle. Or at least a "low carb" isle.

jayabee52 2014-04-24 14:58:34 -0500 Report

actually I have shopped in stores which have a diabetes related asile. Not everything was there, but most of it was the "sugar-free" asile. Of course one had to go to the freezer section for SF ice cream.

haoleboy 2014-04-24 11:46:05 -0500 Report

generally speaking the perimeter of the grocery store is most diabetic friendly … it's the interior aisles where you get in trouble.


jayabee52 2014-04-24 10:40:59 -0500 Report

That would be TOO easy Lady!

Besides do you want others, possibly people who don't have diabetes to choose which products included in such stores?

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