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Old 03-20-2014, 15:06   #51
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If you can't find almond meal in a store, you can make your own with blanched almonds in a grinder, or, you can order on line:
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I HAVE to buy milk. I use it in my morning coffee, and everyone uses it on their cereal. Me having to change my diet, being the one who prepares most of the meals, means the whole family needs to change their diet as well. So, would it be better to buy whole milk, or 2%? And where can I find the almond flour? And oopsie bread calls for fiberhusk / psyllium seed husks....what are those, and where can I find them at?

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You can still buy milk for the family. And buy yourself a container of heavy whipping cream to dilute for your liquid "milk" - which would be much better for your BG than even whole milk.

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Whole milk is better than 2% because of the fats removed from the 2%. To repeat VeeJay, get yourself HWC and dilute it for your use.

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And oopsie bread calls for fiberhusk / psyllium seed husks....what are those, and where can I find them at?
This is optional, and you can use just about anything (or nothing at all) to add fiber and texture. I've used poppy seed, flax seed... and I can probably put my chia seed in there too. So you can start off plain (but I would make sure to use baking powder, it makes better rising) and start playing with things to add once you figure out what you like.

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Oh, BTW...I have been trying to find almond flour. No luck at walmart or kroger. Will I have to go to a specialty shop?
Hm... I don't know, but for me the "popular" brand is Bob's Red Mill. BUT some stores have it tucked away from the regular baking isle (check for any "gluten free" sections) and since it's sold in small quantities, you might be missing it on the shelf.

On the other had, a friend of mine found a version at CostCo (which is your Sam's Club equivalent) that has a texture much closer to the fine powder of wheat flour.

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Psysiilium (pardon misspelling) husks can be bought at most drugstores alongside the products for constipation.

You use cream in coffee and let the family drink whichever milk they prefer.




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Here's the flour jademuffin mentioned: Honeyville Blanched Fine Almond Flour (2) 3 lbs bags. Pricey, but costs even more elsewhere. A little goes a long way, unlike wheat flour.

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If you have a food processor, you can grind almonds into meal - I have a cheap one and it doesn't grind real fine (but it's okay), but I expect a better quality one would do better.

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I absolutely do not want to be on meds for it, if I can help it.
I was also diagnosed with an A1c of 6.0 three years ago. I have been controlling my blood sugar ever since with no meds by eating low carb/high fat. It absolutely works.

Most Walmarts carry Bob's Red Mill almond flour, but they don't usually keep it with the other flours. My Walmart likes to play hide and seek with it. But whether or not your local Walmart carries it, you can go to Walmart's website and order it 'site to store', which means you pick it up at your local Walmart and there is no shipping charge.

If you decide to purchase a meter, Walmart's Reli-On brand meters and strips are very reasonably priced, I'm happy with mine.

I agree that poking ourselves is no fun, but once you start eating to your meter, and have figured out which foods you can and can't eat and still control your blood sugar, as long as you stick with those foods, you should be able to cut down some on testing.

Glad you found us. Welcome to the forum.

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