Comming Soon! Diabetes Food Hub

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-12-21 11:29:41 -0600
Started 2017-12-15 07:06:09 -0600

I post this with mixed feelings because I am not a fan of the ADA food guidelines, but since it's not quite up yet, I shall give it the benefit of the doubt.

The ADA is putting together a site of diabetic friendly recipes. I have one of their books on Seasonal recipes. I find it helpful for the most part with some sensible substitutions. I do know that many people are in search of a place where the recipes are in one place and include all of the nutritional values you base your choices on. Maybe this will be the place to do that.

The temporary site where you can sign up to get recipes emailed to you is:
It says it's coming this FALL…that is getting close to an opening as winter is just around the corner.

6 replies

Type1Lou 2017-12-21 11:29:41 -0600 Report

I approach any "diabetes-friendly" recipe with a critical eye. Because our disease is so individual, I may impose greater restrictions on my diet than others. Ultimately, we must determine what is correct for ourselves. I do recognize that many need such guidelines. I was recently visiting my cousin in Canada and a friend of hers has Type 2 diabetes and takes insulin. I tried to make her friend aware that reducing carbohydrates (for me) has been the key to better blood glucose control. She currently does not know how many carb grams she is currently eating and has begun to develop complications due to less-than-good control. I plan to send her a carb guide that I hope will help.

Chris Clement
Chris Clement 2017-12-15 14:19:00 -0600 Report

One thing I always feel inclined to bring up when talking about ADA guidelines: They used to recommend specific carb amounts based on age, gender, etc. But, more than a few years ago, they backed away from those hard lines. Now, they promote individualized eating. That can include high-, low-, moderate-carb.

What has become most important to me, as I've learned more about nutrition and diabetes management over the past few years, is viewing foods as more than a carb or NOT a carb. There is other nutrition. There are substitutions. There are psychological factors to eating. There are strategies to help me enjoy food without going out of control. There is moderation. In order to promote individualized eating, there must be a range of recipes and foods to choose from.

GabbyPA 2017-12-17 14:53:05 -0600 Report

I do agree. I now people have complained here that a recipe is not to their liking and I do get that. It can be frustrating to find exactly what you are looking for. But we are all so different and a recipe that works for you may not for me. ADA is always way higher in carb than I can tolerate, but now that I have learned to substitute veggies for my carbs, it helps a lot.

I also really agree with the nutrition part. I try not to eat things just because they are sugar free if they don't have anything of value in the eating of it, like jellos or diet sweets. I try to make sure my meals are nutrient dense, so that helps me not have so many cravings.

So ultimately, it is better to just know what works for you or experiment until you find what you like to eat, that likes you back.

BB42 2017-12-15 07:39:56 -0600 Report

Not sure where you live but here in Central New York, winter is alive and well. I also strongly agree that many ADA food guidelines contain way to many carbs but I did sign up . Thanks and Merry Christmas