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Old 02-18-2015, 21:20   #11
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There is SO much to learn, especially when you don't want to poke your daughter 10 times a day. It will make things easier on her if you adjust her food. Her blood sugar will be more consistent. There are NO grains, rice, bread, pancakes, waffles etc that will help her. try to get her to like proteins and fats. Make mashed potatoes with steamed cauliflower. Use high fat dairy, not low fat. There is no good sweet substitute. Artificial sugar is just as bad if not worse. Use small portions of low carb fruits for 'sweets', after she retrains her taste buds, sugar will be too sweet. After eating 'real, whole foods' with only one ingredient such as chicken. broccoli, turkey, etc her body will crave that instead of sugar. A lot of us had far more than 7 years of a bad diet to train and we are all good. Do we miss it? sure but we know what it will do and it's not worth it. giving her a consistent breakfast and lunch that works with her meter will help a lot. Same at dinner.It will also mae you more comfortable. Just think protein, vegetables and fat. Let go of grains and starch as well as sugar, You are not helping her. I know it's hard and you feel you're depriving her but you are not. You are only making her stronger and healthier. I'm sure it's hard but the stronger you are, the stronger she will be.

Like Shanny said, if you can tell us what she likes to eat, we can help you find healthy substitutes.

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Thanks guys! We'll just hang around and read for the meantime. Lots of helpful ideas, especially in the recipe section.
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If you want to read, locate a copy of Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's book, The Diabetes Solution. Much of it he has published on line, even on Amazon. He has been a Type 1 for over 65 years, and his book is a bible for Type 1's as well as Type 2's.

She's at a good age to be curious, and willing to learn, with your encouragement and partnership with her. Much easier now, than when I was diagnosed at age 27!

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Make mashed potatoes with steamed cauliflower.
In case this was confusing, it means to steam and mash cauliflower to REPLACE mashed potatoes.

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And we don't always miss the foods we don't eat anymore. Really, sugary foods are not appetizing to me at all. The only sweets I actually crave are fruits. And starches are also easy to go without after one does it for a short while.

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yup, you can steam them and then mash them or blend them and put whatever you would put on your mashed potatoes. Butter, sour cream etc. they are just as good. VLC too! You can even put them on a Shepards Pie or in any casserole. I do it with broccoli too.

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I use butter, sour cream & also cream cheese when I make 'em, and given the popularity of garlic mashies, I add a little minced garlic sometimes too.




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