By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2009-05-04 20:15:59 -0500
Started 2009-05-02 19:44:58 -0500

I just had a grilled chicken wrap from McDonald's. Before I ordered that, I had looked up the carb content (along with fat, calories,etc) and it was all good. however i did not like that it has cholesterol. I am so glad I can have other things there, besides one small hamburger, yogurt, and salad! I found that I can have the 4 or 6 piece chicken nuggets, very low carb but I don't make a habit of eating those too often. Also, the latte with non-fat milk I found was something I could have and enjoyed. So I just wanted to point this out to those who may not realize all the things you can eat there.

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Sarguillo 2009-05-04 17:06:50 -0500 Report

I also like to eat at McDonalds. THere is one down the street from my hospital. I usally stop in there for a meal after I give blood for testing. I tend to feel alittle low when I do that so I treat myself to a meal at McDonalds. Also know that they will make you the burger without the bun, put it on a plate for you with the fixings. Or at least they will at the resturant near me. Dont be afraid to ask for it that way. Dont forget to ask for a knife and fork if its not offered.

Richard157 2009-05-04 17:44:52 -0500 Report

That's what I do sometimes if I want hamburger. I have also taken two slices of low carb bread from home (5g per slice), ordered the burger like you said and put it between the bread slices for a very low carb meal. I totally avoid fries.

oldetimesinger 2009-05-04 18:00:04 -0500 Report

This is what I am learning to do—be creative. Folks can be really nice if you let them know what you really need.

It is also amazing to me that so many people have perhaps a diabetic relative. They can be so supportive. Most people get a real charge out of doing some good and positive for someone else. They really do.

I went to a barbecue restaurant recently in Asheville (locally owned very old place), NC, and the waitress was really helpful. She went to the kitchen and had them create a pork barbecue meal just for me and invented a price on it-no fries or hush puppies—just meat and a salad with little dressing. Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The meal was so much food that I halved it and took home the rest in a foam go-box for supper, thus eliminating the need to prepare anything that evening.

Every day is a gift. Life is short. We already are inter-connected. Compassion is what we are here to learn. I believe this.

I think of my diabetes as a challenge instead of a curse. I am glad to know what has been so wrong for so long. It's a place where I have choices.

Yes, adjusting is very hard at times, and also very DAILY. But this can be a good thing too. Knowledge is power.

My goals? Learn at least one new thing every day. Support someone else who is worse off than I. Stay within general guidelines. Learn compassion daily. When you fall or stumble, and you WILL, get back up and start again. It ain't over till it's really over.

Namaste Everybody

Richard157 2009-05-04 19:48:12 -0500 Report

A great attitude and very good information! That is exactly what you need to have good diabetes control and to inspire fellow diabetics who are having problems.

TravisLemley 2009-05-04 20:03:17 -0500 Report

I would like to say, if anyone has any questions about what the calorie count, fat content, cholestorol count, sodium, etc., are at McDonald's please feel free to ask. I am a store manager of McDonalds in Morgantown, WV and I would be happy to pass along any information to anyone if they have any questions.

Please feel free and I look forward to your questions!

dj7110 2009-05-04 20:15:59 -0500 Report

one thing i like about mcdonalds as compared to other fast foods is all there containers have the serving info on there containers(carbs etc.) wish all other fast food places where like this. makes it a lot easier.

mamaoak 2009-05-02 20:51:37 -0500 Report

nice to know if your in a pinch. i dont like mc donalds fast food has to much colestral. but if i was in a pinch i would have it.

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