By Turtle Latest Reply 2010-04-08 12:49:29 -0500
Started 2010-01-08 16:46:55 -0600

I love pizza and have tried to stay away from it since my dx. There is a great pizza place in town that delivers and they are sooooo good. I get a med. cheeze pizza and it lasts me for days. I do not eat it all at once so in my head I am ok. My bg stays ok if I only eat 1-2 pieces a day and I feel satisfied with that.


46 replies

rankearl 2010-02-19 19:52:56 -0600 Report

pizza is one of my favorites everything in moderation you have more control if you make it your self how are you doing turtle hugs julie

CutiePie2 2010-02-19 20:38:28 -0600 Report

I am sitting here now watching the food network and they have a show on The Best Thing I ever ate and they are doing Pizza. Oh wow I want Pizza now.

Elrond 2010-02-19 19:23:29 -0600 Report

I usually figure pizza at 22 grams of carb per slice. Of course, I'm always wrong and need a booster bolus later.

veggie1962 2010-02-19 18:40:58 -0600 Report

I'm glad you have found a way to enjoy pizza. It's about my biggest weakness. I didn't eat it for years before I went on insulin. Now I either count the carbs in the frozen kind or weigh a slice of takeout pizza and multiply by it's carb factor to detrmine how much insulin I need to take.

imsuzie2 2010-01-10 19:34:36 -0600 Report

Went to Costco on Friday and got a package of pizza (4 individual ones), Palermo's brand, Ultra thin Crust, Margherita. (Out of pepperoni). Says tomato sauce, garlicky mix of diced tomatoes and basil, part skim milk Mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. 1/3 pizza is 260 cal, 12 gr fat (5 sat), 20mg cholesterol, 520 sodium, 26gr TOTAL CARB, 2gr fiber, 2gr SUGAR, and 14 gr protein. Think it is a good choice! think I know what we will have for dinner…I'l just add anchovies to my half. Hugs

salmanda 2010-01-10 07:42:06 -0600 Report

I need to stop reading this strand! It makes my mouth water, and I am craving pizza very badly! LOL What's on the menu tonight???? PIZZA!
Sal :)

KarenH 2010-01-10 01:03:17 -0600 Report

I rarely eat pizza but when I do I love Canadian bacon & mushrooms on thin crust…yummy!

spiritwalker 2010-01-09 20:11:56 -0600 Report

I enjoy a vegetable Pizza about once a month. I make it with a whole wheat thin crust,light sauce, many veggies, and light
cheese. I usually get 4 meals (2 slices each). That takes care
of my pizza craving for awhile.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-09 18:31:00 -0600 Report

The sauce is also on of the real killers. When I eat pizza I try to get the ones without the sauce, I dont know what it's called but it's white. When I lived in New York they actually had pizza on the menu without the sauce…I'm sure you can ask for it without or light on the sauce, but of course it's not the same with no sauce. But as long as I have extra mushrooms, I'm good to go :)

tabby9146 2010-01-09 18:16:33 -0600 Report

pizza was always one of my favs too. When I was first diagnosed I thought it was totally off limits, but many months later, I learned that if I only had a couple of slices of the thin crust pizza without all those toppings, I was o.k. I don't eat it often, but I sure allow myself from time to time. I used to eat pan crust from pizza hut, and that is really bad and I have learned to like the thin crust just as much now. I alwys make sure to eat something better either before or while I am also eating some pizza.

imsuzie2 2010-01-10 02:58:24 -0600 Report

Pan crust is yummy, but I haven't had it in a long, long time. Once I had thin crust, I liked it best.

salmanda 2010-01-09 07:28:14 -0600 Report

One of my favorite pizzas is a Grecian pizza on wheat crust. A well known local pizza place makes it. It has sauteed spinach, feta cheese, garlic, tomato sauce, and Italian sausage. I substitute sun dried tomatoes for the sausage sometimes, or just add them as an extra. Yum!
The other pizza they have which is actually addicting, but delicious has wheat crust, pesto, chicken, broccolli, and fontina cheese…no red sauce. So good!
Okay…thanks turtle for starting this discussion…now I want pizza! LOL
Sal :)

imsuzie2 2010-01-09 03:24:06 -0600 Report

I want to share a thin crust (wheat should be fine) Anchovy, tomato and black olive on my side, lite cheese. How about it, AddassaMari? I like pineapple, so willing to try that, just no onions or peppers on my side. Allergic. Oh, I never seem to have had a problem with pizza. (is that jinxing it? Never say never)

AddassaMari 2010-01-09 10:20:22 -0600 Report

Suzie, that's right up there with spinach and feta cheese. Have you ever had a grilled pizza?

imsuzie2 2010-01-10 02:56:32 -0600 Report

No. Not much of a cook…don't like cooked spinach, but fresh is ok. Like Feta. Girl, we gotta eat out sometime. Anywhere near Vegas?

jayabee52 2010-01-10 03:39:02 -0600 Report

that might prove to be intresting. My friend Greg M might want to know about that, but unfortunately he moved to Missouri. OH Well, His loss!

jayabee52 2010-01-10 03:48:08 -0600 Report

I could maybe do it without the cheese. No No for the kidneys, Haven't tried it w/o cheese but I'm worried that it might kinda be like another [male] friend said about decaf coffee: "It's kinda like kissin' your sister, it may be nice but what's the point of that?"

Good night S2 gotta finally get to bed Jem's calling me

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-08 23:14:23 -0600 Report

As long as you portion it out than I dont think it should be a problem…I try to stay away from temptation food because when it's in front of me it's hard for me to not eat it. I need some of your willpower!!

Elrond 2010-01-08 22:36:33 -0600 Report

Unless you have health problems other than diabetes, you should be able to work pizza into your diet. The average slice of pizza is about 22 grams of carb. Of course, that will vary a little with different toppings but it's not a huge load. I generally skip the outside crust as unnecessary carbs.

Elrond 2010-01-08 23:48:13 -0600 Report

I have a 'leg-up' on many diabetics; I'm an underweight type 1. My endo actually wants me to gain some weight and encourages me to eat more carbs. I only need to balance it with insulin. My problem is a chronic lack of appetite. Unless I truely LOVE what I'm eating, I'll eat a few bites and lose interest. After that, I have to force myself to eat. Tonight, I actually managed 60 grams of carb eating huevos rancheros. That's almost a record for me. A typical dinner for me is about 36 grams of carb and my diminishing waistline shows it.

jayabee52 2010-01-08 22:09:39 -0600 Report

I loved pizza, but unfortunately on a renal diet cheese is simply a no-no, so if i want to keep my kidneys working as best they can (not all that much - but no longer need dialysis - for now) I must forgo many things I loved to eat. drat!

mamaoak 2010-01-08 19:29:14 -0600 Report

i have it once in a while but only one slice as it seems to raise my carbs if i eat moe than one slice. i love it though we get thin crust

donna13 2010-01-08 19:07:37 -0600 Report

Can I ask - why is pizza so bad? I realize there are carbs in the crust, and maybe some in the tomato sauce, but cheese, sausage, pepperoni - they're protein, a good thing to eat with carbs. I get there are cholesterol issues, but since my cholesterol is around 150 I'm not too concerned with that. I don't eat pizza very often, but don't worry about it when I do.

AddassaMari 2010-01-08 19:37:07 -0600 Report

There are no "bad" foods, just "bad" amounts. Most people stay away from pizza because they can't eat just one or two slices. Besides a thin and crispy wheat crust is delicious.

Anonymous 2010-01-08 19:37:15 -0600 Report

In my mind depends on what and how its made whether it is manageable or not. Sausage for instance is usually high in fat compared to say Canadian bacon. Mozzarella cheese on pizza that is whole milk mozzerella will be much higher fat content then part skim mozzerella. Some prepared pizza sauces have loads of sugar added. Depending on how thick the crust is, one slice can be many grams of carbs. I make homemade pizza on a baking stone in oven so I can control thickness of crust, content of sauce and the toppings on the pizza. with fresh herbs the homemade pizza beats the heck out of Domino's or Pizza Hut. You all come over and let's have a pizza party!!!

momma-rae 2010-01-09 11:15:09 -0600 Report

The reason pizza is so bad for a type I is the because of the how the body breaks it down. The crust is baked and all the oils from cheese and it slows down the breakdown of the food to sugars then when it starts it will go quickly. The issue we have with my daughter is she eats the pizza 1 hour later her BG is 30 then 2 hrs later it is in the 400. so we wait and give her insulin about 30 mins after she finishes and it seems to cut down the bad effects of the pizza. Just becareful eating it. the toppings are not all that bad manily we get meat and cheese on pizza so there is little to no carbs the sause is so little you dont really need to worry about it, it just that dang crust.

momma-rae 2010-01-09 11:19:37 -0600 Report

I have done alot of reading on the pizza issue it is actually printed in most of the learning about diabetes book that I have found
Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults—and Their Caregivers, Third Edition is the best I have ever found

Susie624 2010-01-08 17:12:23 -0600 Report

Turtle you are a wonder girl pizza is one of the hardest things for me to resist but I took two bites tonight then ate a garden salad with diced roasted chicken breast and almond slices ,well actually half a salad because the place we get it from the salad is big enough for two and it will really fill you up so my daughter in law and I always divide one, so if you like pizza a little will not hurt you its all the toppings thats going to do that.

Harlen 2010-01-08 17:05:49 -0600 Report

Thats good
I need to use a square wave bolus when I eat Pizza and I do love it
Best wishes

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