By toodles Latest Reply 2010-11-07 01:25:16 -0600
Started 2009-08-28 17:04:21 -0500

I love spaghetti and I heard that there was a diabetes friendly spaghetti product out by Dreamfields. I have looked every where but have not been successful in finding this product. Have you heard of this product or tried this product? I appreciate your assistance. Thank you.

17 replies

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-11-06 16:08:44 -0500 Report

I really like Dreamfields pasta. I can't stand the whole wheat pasta, and my family won't eat it. When I use the Dreamfield they can't tell the difference. I buy mine at Safeway.

FLDawn 2010-11-06 13:32:33 -0500 Report

Wow I am very surprised at the negative comments on Dreamfields Pasta. I am Italian and love it. I hate whole wheat pasta and find it gummy even though I have tried different types including fresh made. I also have not had one problem with my BS either after a meal or in the a.m. before a meal. Of course I use it as a side and add my protein and lots of veggies. You cannot blame a product if you do not use it properly. This is not meant to fill a bowl up with digestible carbs or not. Measure, weigh etc. is part of being diabetic and when we get lazy or think we can get away with things it bites us in the butt. I find my butt is easier to bite if I cheat because it gets BIGGER…no one stops us from cheating but We are the losers. I know what happens to diabetics that cheat…they die… My friend buried her husband last year due to complications of diabetes and yes, he cheated. First it was eyesight then limbs then he was in a hyperbaric chamber several times a week until he died. Somehow I don't think his ice cream and other goodies were worth that…we must be our own policeman. Diabetes is sneaky so you won't get a sharp pain when you do something wrong…by the time you do get pain it will be too late. Just don't blame good products for bad BS if you are not using the food property. Same goes with meds, they only work if you take them.

sNerTs1 2010-11-06 23:04:36 -0500 Report

Ok I just flat out laughed at your one statement and I quote " I find my butt is easier to bite if I cheat because it gets BIGGER…" I have said that from the get go so THANK YOU for being human and giving me that smile that I needed tonight =) Also thanks for the info on it and I will let you know once I do find it and try it if I like it, which I think I will … anything that doesnt taste like cardboard is usually good for me.

Take Care of YOU ~ Cheryl

FLDawn 2010-11-07 01:25:16 -0600 Report

Cheryl, that is what is so great about this site…you will find many like me on here. We all are human and many of us were or are scared about diabetes. I was terrified when I was diagnosed last year but took the bull by the horns because I knew knowledge was power. I called the American Diabetes Association which sent me some great booklets that are very easy to follow and for me I found that simple is best for me as far as food. I love to cook but right now I need to do simple to keep myself out of trouble. My first two months I managed to cut my BS from over 200 to 94 I think it was…brought my A1C from 7.8 to 7.1 (I think…I am old and am trying to remember my numbers now)…I did this just by swimming, eating simple and right and taking my med each day. I found that you HAVE to do your snacks so keep yourself prepared. I promise you Dreamfields does NOT taste like cardboard unless you cook it that way LOL Make it your own with veggies etc as I said, flavor is easy with imagination. Strength in numbers Cheryl…feel free to friend me if you want OK? IF I don't get back to you I may be missing for awhile and I am not being rude. I have personal things that are going to keep me off here for a bit but I WILL be back. You will find lots of great people here anyway and won't miss me…just ask and you will get your answers. PS I have some yummy recipes on here so check them out. I think you can find them with my name.

FLDawn 2010-11-06 13:25:22 -0500 Report

Dreamfields is awesome…you do NOT know you are eating pasta that is good for you. The secret to it compared to other pastas is that the digestible carb is only about 5 grams vs 42 in most. Of course you have to measure and be aware as with all food portions and IF you overdo you may or may not experience an unpleasant side effect similar to the diet drug Alli in which you may find yourself in the ahemmm "library" so to speak. Your body WILL reject what you overeat. I love it because it takes care of my craving for pasta as a side dish and is not nasty like wheat pastas. It comes in elbow, penne, rotini, spaghetti, angel hair and even lasagna though you may have to order some of this online. I live in FL and it can be found in Publix, Albertsons and WalMart…Publix often sells it 3 for $5 which is decent and well worth it to me. I like to cook it then saute' with onions, mushrooms, peppers etc. with a little bit of olive oil and maybe garlic. You can add veggies or whatever…you create what you want to create… Digestible means the rest will leave your body…that is how Alli helps you lose weight. If you take in too much fat you lose it fast…and not pleasantly. They have to put the actual grams of carb on there which is why it IS important that you know what digestible carbs is about. It is important to you marketing term or not

sNerTs1 2010-11-06 13:28:13 -0500 Report

I never heard of this and since I miss my pasta, I will have to look them up. Thank you =)

FLDawn 2010-11-06 17:33:53 -0500 Report

You are welcome, I think you will like it. I do not find the taste different from other pasta if you cook it right. I prefer mine al dente :) It is in a black box just so you know what to look for and check out either on the top shelf or the bottom as they don't make it easy to find but it should be in the regular pasta section.

Netz 2010-11-04 09:36:33 -0500 Report

I use it and I think it tastes great. Does anyone know what a digestable carb is. My ultimate question is this: I this pasta better for you than regular pasta?

kdroberts 2010-11-04 09:56:25 -0500 Report

Digestible carb is a marketing term, it has no official definition. It's the manufacturers way of saying that eating a serving of their pasta is like eating 5g of carb rather than 40g or whatever the serving size is.

imsuzie2 2010-11-06 02:08:04 -0500 Report

In Nevada I find it at Von's, Albertsons and Smith's. It runs between $1.99 a box on sale to about $2.99 regular. Sometimes on their web site (www.dreamfield's.com) they have coupons. They tell the story about making the pasta on the site too. They have elbow macaroni, Rigatoni and spaghetti. Great stuff!!!

FLDawn 2009-09-03 09:32:25 -0500 Report

If you go to their website you will find a store location section where you add your zip and find out who carries it. I am in FL and here I found it at Albertsons and supposedly they have it at my Super Walmart. I find no real flabor difference with it and it has only 5 gr of digestible carbs. FYI be careful to stick to the portions because what this means is that you really only DIGEST that much and if you overeat you will get some intestinal issues. I was warned by a friend that it works similar to Alli in that respect. I guess that would keep you from overeating very quickly. You can find some great Diabetes friendly recipes on the site. dreamfieldsfoods.com is the website I think. PS watch some of the recipes if you have high BP because some are low in carbs and sugar but high is sodium.

Harlen 2009-08-31 08:35:46 -0500 Report

I tryed it and I like wholewheat pasta better and I fined that I am happyer whith it to
We are all difrent good luck

imsuzie2 2009-08-30 20:02:45 -0500 Report

I use Dreamfields exclusively when I use pasta, and love it. I think I find it at both Albertsons and Von's. Hope it works for you.

kdroberts 2009-08-28 18:40:38 -0500 Report

Personally I don't like it. It tastes bad and is worse for my blood sugar than wholewheat pasta. I've tried the spaghetti and one of the pastas and cooked for varying amounts of time, at or under the recommended time. One thing I have heard from some others is that when they eat it for dinner their blood sugar is good after but high when they wake up.

toodles 2009-08-29 11:10:56 -0500 Report

Dear Kdroberts,
Thank you for the "headsup"! It certainly does not sound very appetizing and it isn't good for the blood sugar level.

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