Getting ready for a progressive New Year's party in which the dinner section is at my house, I checked the recipe with the lady making a large green salad. I had assumed that the salad, a slaw dish, and a green bean casserole would all be better choices for me tomorrow night than the other menu items of French bread and potato casserole. To my surprise the home made dressing for the salad will contain 24 grams of sugar in the amount of salad dressing suggested on the commercial bottles as a "serving"- 2 T. I usually eat no more than 15 - 20 grams of carbohydrate in the entire meal. SO...for me probably a small dab of salad, a slot of the slaw that I am making, a lot of green beans, no bread, and grilled beef tenderloin (yum). At the desert section I will probably have a sip of champagne and a small bite or two of chocolate.
I realize that many diabetics "splurge" over the holidays, but I find it better for my own diabetes management to eat cautiously, no matter what the occasion so that my body is not always reacting to sugar ups and downs. Have a happy and healthy New Year!View Thread
Cinnamon works better than your "spice" to possibly lower blood sugar in diabetics. That is probably the limit of "official" knowledge for most WebMD Diabetes Community members. Cinnamon also does not show up on a blood test.View Thread
I'm just wondering how the holiday meals treated everyone. Did you feel happy and cheerful splurging on sugars and starches? Was it difficult to avoid pie and candy? Were you able to enjoy the holidays meals without feeling like an "invalid"" Did others question your diabetic diet and urge you to relax "just this once"? Were you content with yourself and able to enjoy the holidays without overdoing the foods?
I'm just starting a thread on how to cope with pressure from others and maintain good health and possibly find other ways to splurge and reward yourself that do not center on food.View Thread
I simplified my snacks to just tiny sized mozzarella balls and two other white cheeses alternated with red raspberries and/or strawberry chunks and/or green kiwi chunks, and/or blackberries with red, white or green toothpicks on a Christmas plastic tray. Colorful and light to carry and light in the stomach!View Thread
This is my shopping list for Red, White, and Green mini toothpick snack kabobs. Most are very low carb. Note - I am not a grocer or farmer selling a product. (lol). Nor am I selling a diabetic Cookbook.
Red: cherry tomatoes, strawberries, watermelon cubes, red grapes, radish, raspberry, red pepper squares. White: mozzarella balls, other white cheese cubes, white leak slice, white asparagus. (Need more suggestions for white.) Green : peppers, mini cucumber slices, blanched tiny Brussels sprout, kiwi, sugar shap peas, flat pea pods, green grapes, green onion, olives, honeydew. My parties where I am slated to bring food are on Sunday, so please chime in with other suggestions.
For a musical program at church tonight I have been requested to bring cookies. ( A Go see God sooner food). Appologies already for this possibly offensive remark, but it is a standing joke among friends at our church. They realize that however irreverent it may be, it may also have some truth.View Thread
I'm starting a new post on a recent very informative topic so that if I get bumped, it won't affect others' info. I just Googled Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes University to listened to a very informative session2 (no ads, nothing for sale, just one of the pioneers in diabetic discoveries) and then went to other You Tube videos on the same subject. ---"Dr. Richard Bernstein Nutrition and Metabolism Society Meeting - May 8, 2010". Six different short segments - nothing for sale.Much info on hormones, discoveries, digestion, etc.
I got so energized that I went to the kitchen to make a very healthy seared red salmon. Put the skin side down first and sear until skin is almost crispy, then flip over carefully to set the top part. Just like on Master Chef which I am going to watch right now. Life is good.View Thread
To all who really care about good health, those who keep trying to educate others, and those who are attempting to lead more livable lives.... and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. BTW, a great holiday hors d'oeuvre is a toothpicks with a cherry tomato, a mini mozzarella ball, and a mini cucumber slice. Few carbs and colorful.View Thread
I thought this was a web site to exchange information on diabetes and blood sugar. Guess I offended someone with information about how many carbs different foods contain. Sorry. Too bad that a lot of good info from a pharmacist was removed also.View Thread
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