Type 2 Diabetes

By Thankfull_Blessed Latest Reply 2010-11-01 15:26:55 -0500
Started 2010-10-30 19:51:44 -0500

I am controlling my diabetes by diet and exercise, but I need more breakfast food sources.

I want to know if there are any women that had breast cancer got diabetes after the chemo, surgery and radiation.


7 replies

CaliKo 2010-11-01 15:26:55 -0500 Report

I eat either rolled oatmeal (1/3 dry) or 1 cup cheerios with 1 percent milk when I get up about 5 or 5:30. Then I exercise. Some people can't eat oatmeal because it spikes their bg. Mine is okay, but it may be the exercise right after. Depends on your routine. After I get to work, I'll have a snack about 9 a.m. Big handful of blueberries or a few strawberries or a yogart. Maybe a few (like 8 or 10) almonds if I'm still hungry.

I don't know of any friends that got diabetes soon after breast cancer.

Good luck.

Kirla 2010-10-31 09:59:13 -0500 Report

Most morning I just drink my low carb protein powder shake after I wake up. When I get to work I have a cup of coffee with one serving of sunflower seeds. On the weekends I have eggs, bacon, sausage, soy flour pancake, soy flour waffles, and or maybe a piece of soy flour pumpkin, carrot or chocolate cake.

I use soy flour a lot. Not everyone can use it. I have been using soy now for about a year and a half. No negative side effects yet. Figure it’s healthy and is low carb high protein and doesn’t spike my blood sugar. There’s a lot of miss information about it on the Internet. Or at least that’s my opinion. Figure the high blood sugar will kill me a lot faster than soy.

Anyway I hope over the next year or so to make cupcakes, muffins, donuts and most foods that use flour. Just can’t use it to make bread. Something about the yeast not working. I have a recipe somewhere that makes bread but mixes it with whole grain flour and vital wheat gluten. Someday will give it a try. If I mess it up I always use it for breadcrumbs.

Good luck

Thankfull_Blessed 2010-10-31 19:22:02 -0500 Report

Thank you very much. I found this website regarding the different types of flour


Teff flour - Teff is an ancient and intriguing grain, tiny in size yet packed with nutrition. It is simple to prepare and similar to millet or quinoa in cooking. Teff is a great addition to your diet for nutrition, taste, and variety. Teff is packed with nutrition. It is higher in protein than wheat and has a high concentration of a wide variety of nutrients, including calcium, thiamin and iron. The iron from teff is easily absorbed by the body. Since the grains are so small, the bulk of the grain is germ and brand. It is very high in fiber and is thought to benefit people with diabetes as it helps control blood sugar levels. Teff contains no gluten which makes it a suitable grain for celiacs or people with wheat sensitivities. Due to its nutritional content and energy enhancing properties, it has also gained favor with athletes. Check out the article Teff - A Nutritious and Versatile Grain

I have not tried any flour yet, but I will try the Soy flour then the Teff flour

Lady_Phoenix 2010-11-01 15:18:14 -0500 Report

You can buy Teff online at Bobs Red Mill. They make a wide variety of organic flours and the site also has a lot of good recipes/

GabbyPA 2010-11-01 15:22:47 -0500 Report

My grocer sells Red Mill. I have purchased their steel cut oats and a few other things. I will have to look again. Thanks.

Lady_Phoenix 2010-11-01 15:26:02 -0500 Report

A lot of places here sell some pf the Bobs Red Mill as well but have yet to see spelt or teff on the shelf. Talk to your grocers, they should be able to get it for you.

GabbyPA 2010-11-01 15:06:00 -0500 Report

I just picked up my first specialty flour today. I got some spelt flour. I have never heard of Teff...I will have to look for that.

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