By KrackerII Latest Reply 2010-11-19 08:19:01 -0600
Started 2010-11-18 09:58:41 -0600

Hi everyone! I have been a member for some time but have issues with dial-up and time!! I have been reading so many different recipes at this time of year, in the newspaper and magazines, online… and I cannot really find any that look diabetic friendly (I am a brittle diabetic) and seem to be tasty. I do not like turkey at all, so . . . . . does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

I was diagnosed as diabetic in 1992 and went on Insulin in 1998 - four shots a day is not pleasant. I would like to talk to any, and all of you, if you want to chat. I work in the medical field and I have found that you still have to be quiet about having diabetes, if you want to work.

Sorry, I could go on and on… please write and HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU.

6 replies

RAYT721 2010-11-18 16:13:06 -0600 Report

I am not big on turkey either. Wife and I are having a chicken this year since it's just the two of us. We are not doing the massive feast like we used to do. It doesn't matter what you have as long as you enjoy it. We have taken off the stuffing, cranberry sauce, and desserts from the menu. I know vegetarian friends who make seafood or pasta dishes for Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter what you have as long as you like it … and it likes you!

And Happy Thanksgiving!!! :)

KrackerII 2010-11-19 08:19:01 -0600 Report

It is just my boyfriend and I and we don't want any leftovers. Thanks for the response and I hope you and Mrs. Ray have a wonderful holiday!!

Harlen 2010-11-18 10:55:16 -0600 Report

I use the pump so I can eat what I like lol too a point lol
Dont like turkey iether so ham or prime-rib works for me lol
I was on 12 to 14 shots a day so I know what you meen lol I hate shots
Feel free to rite any time
Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-11-18 10:30:50 -0600 Report

You would think the medical field would be the friendliest place to work for diabetics. I'm sorry it's not always true.
Last year I prepared cornish game hens for Thanksgiving, since I had a very small group. One trick I used was a dish featuring a combination of roasted root vegetables. That way I could get chunks of winter squash, parsnips, onions (and a little sweet potato) and avoid the higher carb ingredients. I also had a big green salad with olive oil, and green beans sauteed in olive oil, and sprinkled with toasted almonds.
I'm not the primary cook this year, it's a west Texas Thanksgiving, and I think beef tenderloin is the main course. My sister is sure to bake her excellent homemade whole wheat bread, and it will take all my self-control to just have a small slice. At least its whole wheat. I'm bringing a roasted eggplant dip with lots of veggies for dipping. And Chef Tommy's pumpkin cheesecake. (It's in the recipes section)
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too.

KrackerII 2010-11-19 08:15:27 -0600 Report

Thanks so much for your reply. It is only my boyfriend and I this year, so I am not sure what we are going to cook. Just bought him a country ham as part of his Christmas but don't want that for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy.

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