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Old 11-11-2011, 21:20   #11
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Okay. I also think it is time I research the Internet for the right cookbook for diabetics. If anyone has tried any of these books let me know if they really work for diabetics.
Anything called a diabetes cookbook is worthless. If you're looking to buy a printed/bound cookbook, at least buy one for low carb recipes. Better yet, visit the low carb websites for tried & true recipes - the best kind!

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Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
(I've given you the induction menus because I think that's where you need to start - you have GOT to cut your carb intake drastically and soon)

This is just to get you started . . . and remember to search for low carb recipes, not diabetic. For some obscure reason, anything called diabetic seems to be loaded with flour & sugar.




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Dana Carpender 's cookbooks are great. She also lists the carb count etc.

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Someone said it already. At those levels and with the limited health-care options you face, you need to make radical changs in diet and make them fast!

Glucose in your blood is the problem. Glucose comes from things you eat - mostly from carbohydrates (ALL of them) but also from proteins. In the short run, get your carbs as close to zero as possible and keep your protein moderate. Here's some sample meals you can try:

Breakfast:
2 or 3 eggs fried in coconut oil or butter
Coffee (if you like it) with heavy cream (try to find real heavy cream, not "heavy whipping cream")
1 or 2 tablespoons of strained Greek yogurt
Kalamata olives (about 6)
High fat cheese (Laughing Cow, Kiri, Feta, Havarti, etc.)
Beef bacon (aka, "brisket), fried.

Other meals:
Boneless shortrib (a nice cheap cut), baked in its "juices"
3/4 cup string beans, brocolli, kale, chard or other green vegetable, steamed and SMOTHERED in melted butter and a little lemon or lime for flavo.
High fat cheeses
Mediterranean yogurt drinks (<= 2g of carbs per 8 oz)
Hot wings (no breading)

Snacks:
Cottage cheese
Celery with peanut butter
1/4 cup almonds or mixed nuts

Stick to something like the above and sugars will come down fast. If you still can't get below 140, look for some insulin.

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I do not have a carb counter book. Thanks for everyone's input.

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Thanks for the mini menu. Those are things I have enjoyed eating. It is up to me to put them to a plan.

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Okay. I also think it is time I research the Internet for the right cookbook for diabetics. If anyone has tried any of these books let me know if they really work for diabetics.
I didn't understand why diabetic cookbooks were so useless to me as a noninsulin using T2. Then a T1 explained what makes a cookbook diabetic to him is accurate carb counts, regardless of how many carbs there happen to be. Accurate carb counts allow insulin users to administer insulin correctly.

Many noninsulin using T2s feel they are better served by low carb oriented cookbooks.

I've eaten food out of a vending machine on a regular basis too. Almonds, peanuts, and beef jerky. Not much else in a vending machine that won't send someone spiking except maybe diet soda and water.

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Vending machines here in Stockholm are a catastrophe! They are completely full of high-carb stuff with only one exception.

Example:

Top row: chips, chips, chips, candy, candy, candy
next row: candy, candy, candy, candy, candy, candy (Optimist can testify to the amount of candy that Swedes eat!)
next row: cookies, cookies, pastry, pastry, pastry.
next row: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.
next row: Condoms!, Suagarfree gum (the exception!), chocolate, fruit yoghurt, an apple, chocolate milk.
Last row: water (ok, two exceptions), Coke, Fanta, Fanta, Fanta, Coke, Coke.

There aren't any "food" vending machines. What you see above is what I lived on while working late each day at the university just before my heart attack.

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I've eaten food out of a vending machine on a regular basis too. Almonds, peanuts, and beef jerky. Not much else in a vending machine that won't send someone spiking except maybe diet soda and water.
I was thrilled the other day to find pork crackles in the machine at work. Then I bought a packet and behind it were potato chips, just like all the other savoury packets in the machine.

 
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We have a rule in our house. If we're not sure whether it's ER time, it is.

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(Optimist can testify to the amount of candy that Swedes eat!)
In the US, I think Southerners eat a lot more candy than we do on the West Coast. When you walk into a grocery store there, you have to knock over displays of candy and pastries to get to anything else. Here on the West Coast, we tend first to see specials, flowers, cold display case of ready foods - but rarely candy (except Halloween of course) At least in my area.

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