Diabetes Diet Forum and Discussions

  • gluten

    I have been trying to learn about gluten and being a diabetic but have not found too much on the subject. Does any one know if gluten throws our blood sugars out of whack? I am confused if it is a natural part of wheat or a additive.

    By DonnaAnn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-24 23:47:34 -0500
  • Protien

    I have read and have been told that eating protien is important to a diabetic. I absolutley deplore it when I read that the AVERAGE DAILY INTAKE should be...... So, here is my question, how much protien is too much at any given meal. I have noticed that many people eat protien. I also have...

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-23 10:34:31 -0500
  • Eating Out

    for those of you who eat out, how do you do it? Do you already know the carb count in the dish you ordered? Can you request a dish be cooked a certain way (in oil not butter)? I get asked often to go out with friends and I cringe every time. Help!

    By DonnaAnn 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-31 16:27:37 -0500
  • Food on the go

    I am on the road lot. i clean houses for a living. and i know that my sugar low times. 7 am, 10 am., 12:30 pm , 3 pm and 7 pm. I have gotten in the habit of bringing easy to eat foods with me. A handful of grapes, nuts, celery with pntbtr, a apple. it saves me from stopping at a store and picking...

    By DonnaAnn 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 09:25:40 -0500
  • What exactly is allowed.?

    Please could someone please tell me in plain english,how I can have some kind of ice cream or substitute. I also want to have a list of exactly what kind of chocolate I am allowed to eat.I understand it is suppose to be dark. What are the names and where can I purchase it.If I can figure out how...

    By butterfly_8 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-29 07:23:52 -0500
  • Juices (cranberry Juice)

    In a private message I was asked about cranberry juice and thought the reply might better be added to the discussion section since juicing is so popular and the hidden dangers for a diabetic are not so clear. The question was: I have a very important question. I noticed that, A diabetic...

    By Toma 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 16:54:48 -0500
  • Stevia

    Does anyone know where to buy Stevia??? Can we even get it in the US??? I have read great things about it in Toma's book and would love to try it.

    By JoJoCooks 15 Replies Latest Reply 2012-05-12 11:41:58 -0500
  • You want me to eat what????

    Just wondering how some of you guys talk to your kids or well this case your TEEN about eating habits that will benefit him/her later...diabetes on both sides of family...I don't want him to live life like a murderer is stalking but actually itis...Just a naggin ole Dad ya know

    By rj 11 Replies Latest Reply 2011-03-17 07:03:35 -0500
  • How did your diabetes management go this weekend?

    I don't know about your holiday weekend, but we spent the whole weekend with extended family. That meant larger than normal meals and lots of treats. Let's take a survey of how everyone did over the weekend in making healthy choices and managing blood sugars.

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-08 01:14:09 -0500
  • I am FULL!

    And I didn't even eat at Taco Bell. I have to say that one thing I have noticed since I have been eating healthier is that I actually get full. I started noticing it a few days ago about 3/4 way thru my salad, that it was really filling me up. That my veggies in the AM portions are getting...

    By GabbyPA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-05 12:01:33 -0500
  • 6 Small Meals a Day

    Several of you comment that to keep your BG steady, you eat several smaller meals a day. I cook for a family that lives by 3 meals a day rule. How can I incorporate this into my routine? What exactly do you mean by small? More like snaking all day or do you have 3 mini meals and 3 snacks? Just...

    By GabbyPA 11 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-06 06:27:30 -0500
  • Glucerna

    Hi All, Just wanted to know if anyone has tried the Glucerna bars or shakes??? I have seen them at the pharmacy and wonder if they are any good. Thanks and have a FANTASTIC and RELAXING July 4th Weekend! Jo

    By JoJoCooks 5 Replies Latest Reply 2012-05-28 20:49:38 -0500
  • What is the Glycemic Index?

    http://www.glycemicindex.com Now I have another new thing to start learning. I found this great webstie that has all kinds of information on what the Glycemic Index is, how to use it and what it can do for us. Some pretty interesting stuff. Do any of you use it over just low-carb? How has it...

    By GabbyPA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-30 23:28:45 -0500
  • Hydrogenated Oils

    "Some researchers also believe trans fats change the way in which cells process insulin, therefore playing an important role in the alarming increase of type 2 diabetes cases." {Diet & Fitness, June 05, Kathryn Guylay} Of course, now that I am reading more lables and trying to avoid more...

    By GabbyPA 10 Replies Latest Reply 2012-01-31 16:18:51 -0600
  • Naturally-Leavened Breads and Agave sweetener

    My mother was diagnosed as pre-diabetic 4 months ago and is working hard to change her eating habits of the last 60+ years. One of her main frustrations is variety with her food. Well, over the weekend I went the the Lavender Days festival in Mona, Utah and enjoyed listening to a presentation...

    By TheBigKahuna 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-02 13:00:11 -0500
  • Calculating Nutrition InformatioN

    Before submitting recipes, I have to manually figure the nutritional values of each item. It takes quite a long time ;-( Is there a program available that would do this automatically? I have a lot of good recipes, :-)but it takes about an hour to find the needed info. Thanks for any help!

    By Elfin 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-02 15:48:49 -0500