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I'm talking about the American Diabetic Association. How can they be so far off in their recommendations and still be saying "let's stop diabetes"? There are reports and articles like this: Number of Americans with Diabetes Rises to Nearly 26 Million
More than a third of adults estimated to have prediabetes
and then the ADA puts out things like this. Please! Look at the recipes they suggest for a diabetic on Valentine's Day!!!! Like this one:

2 large eggs
2 egg whites
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup granular no-calorie sweetener
3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 ½ teaspoons espresso granules or 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
16 teaspoons light brown sugar

There's 23g of SUGAR...for crying out loud.

And the other recipe has 51g of carbs of which 13g are sugar! This is crazy! No wonder we all have to figure it out for ourselves! Unbelievable!!!
 

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I agree Diana, the ADA doesn't seem to have their 'head on straight'. When I was first diagnosed, my doctor required me to attend a diabetes and nutrition class taught at our local hospital. At the end of the course they would review each person's food plan privately. The instructor advised me to have 60 + carbs at each of three meals plus three snacks of 20 carbs each 3 times a day = 240 carbs a day. Hello..........I'm overweight and they are recommending I eat that many carbs. They even said it was what the ADA recommends. Baloney!!!
The only thing I can figure out is, just like with most other diseases, the pharmaceutical companies (and the corn growers--producers of high fructose corn syrup--and sugar companies) don't WANT people to figure out that it's the carbs that is causing most of the problem. The dieticians are learning from old teachings I believe and the doctors are getting their info from the pharm companies. Change does not come easy, especially when you have billions of $$$$ lobbying in the background.
 

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I got this from the Diabetes Forecast....the ADA's official magazine:

3 (4-serving) packages sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
3 cups fat-free milk
1 (11 oz.) box reduced-fat vanilla wafers (divided use)
6 bananas
1 (8 oz.) container fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed

Now since when does the fat free stuff keep your blood sugar down???????
OMG I'm getting totally frustrated. The more I read, the madder I get!
 
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