"Diabetic - Friendly"

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We're DIabetic & Friendly
Calling all diabetics and friends and families of those diabetis we love...We're looking for those recipes to help make diabetics lives easier...Please help us! Thanks!

Pat DiMercurio
Oct 14, 2014

cocoa mix

Hi Everyone, I am not diabetic, but a young friend was recently diagnosed as such. I would like to make some dry cocoa mix that she could use during the upcoming winter months. I have several recipes but I haven't found anything that doesn't use regular sugar. I'm not big on using artificial sweeteners.
I attended some diabetes management training with her a few months ago. When we got to the one about recipes, I was concerned that many recipes or additions for sweetness used artificial sweeteners. I really hate using chemicals when I don' t have to. What could I use in the mix for sweetness without resorting to sucralose/aspartame/saccharin, etc. I don't use any of these things when I cook from scratch, though I know there are is so many processed products that sometimes its impossible to NOT use them. Is Stevia considered a natural sweetener?

kathy ryder
Jun 10, 2014

update on BF diabetis

Hi all thanks for your help, we are seeing a nutritionalist for his diabetic history he was just diagnosed with last month,Im going in the office with him tomorrow {my first sitting in) but he has lost 12 pounds and is trying very hard to keep sugar from his diet,All his counts were really good for the month,I try and make sure he has 3 meals at least a day with usually supper being the largest portion,lunch he has wraps for the most part but it seems to work.Hoping for some input from the doctors tomorrow again thank you all,I find it a tad difficult with meal planning but im learning.

kathy ryder
May 28, 2014

macaroni or anything like that

Why is it bad for a diabetic?Can they have anything like that at all? Even if rinsed and rinsed/??

kathy ryder
May 3, 2014

foods to stay away from

Hi yes im up this late,as i stated the other day my BF was just diagnosed with sugar in urine...its bad..diabetic,high blood pressure and high cholestral.Ill reword my question because theres so many recipes and grups to follow I just going to start off cooking for him a little at a time.......so My other question is What foods should we stay away from? Maybe this is easier for me to follow right now..........oh he also will see another doctor on thursday. THANKS ALL

kathy ryder
May 2, 2014

cooking for diabetic Help

And high cholosteral,gout,high blood pressure and dibetics,My question is he loves cheese and steak so is there any thing along those foods I can cook for him? I joined a couple groups as this is all new this week to find out this info and I have NO clue what to buy at the store? I heard he has to eat small meals or snacks a few times a day so, whats good to keep on hand that will keep him half way satisfied? H e loves most veggies even roasted, some fruits.Loves steak and cheese though , And loves scallops lobster seafood.Thanks kindly

Straws Kitchen
Jun 16, 2013

One of my "revamped" recipes from another

I loved the Furr's Cafeteria pie (way back when we had a Furr's....they have been gone from this area for years), after I became a diabetic I revamped a lot of recipes so I could have "just a little" of them while everyone else devoured the whole pie.
Check it out.
Furr's Cafeteria "Pineapple Millionaire Pie" (with adjustments for Diabetics to be able to eat some)

Lance Washburn
Jun 15, 2013

Couple of Diabetic Connect Articles

So I got a couple articles in my email today from Diabetic Connect that I would like to share with everyone. Thought they were informative, and enlightening. Enjoy =D

10 Tips to Fight Diabetes Burnout


Why would my BG level go up while I'm sleeping?


Straws Kitchen
Jun 12, 2013

Have any of you tried "Carbquick" ???

Carbquik (Low-Carb, All-Purpose Baking Mix)

Carbquik is an excellent tasting, low-carb baking mix.
With only 2 net carbs per serving and no sugar, sugar-alcohols, or trans-fats, it meets the guidelines for all popular low-carb diets, and is also lower in sodium and calories.
At the same time, it is high in "good" nutrients such as fiber and protein. And since it's made from wheat instead of soy, Carbquik makes great tasting, low-carb meals that everyone will love.
Carbquick can be used in many recipes, such as biscuits, muffins, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust, and dumplings, as well as many cake and sweet dough recipes.

Carbquik is made with Carbalose, which behaves like wheat flour, because unlike similar products, it is made mostly from wheat, yet it lacks most non-fiber carbohydrates.
Carbalose is made through a unique process and contains enzyme-modified wheat, as well as plant fiber, wheat protein and some unique conditioners, enzymes and emulsifiers.
Carbalose does not contain any soy protein, sugar-alcohols, dairy, animal-originated, trans-fatty, or saturated fat products.

Unlike many "low-carb" products, Carbquik was submitted in both dry and baked form, to two independent food labs:
Microbac Laboratories and Silliker Laboratories.
The results are reflected on the nutrition label.
• 3 lb box makes 90 biscuits, just add water!
• 90% less carbs than Bisquick
• 2g net carbs per biscuit
• Sugar-Free
• 8g Fiber
• 4g Protein
• 9 Recipes on the Box

Serving Size 1 biscuit (1 oz dry mix)
• Servings Per Container 30
• Calories 60
• Calories from Fat 30
• Total Fat 3.5g
• Saturated Fat 1g
• Cholesterol 0mg
• Sodium 130mg
• Total Carbohydrate 10g*
• Dietary Fiber 8g*
• Sugars 0g
• Sugar Alcohols 0g*
• Protein 4g
*Net carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 2g per serving.

Carbalose flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, vegetable fiber, canola oil, salt, dextrose, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose, calcium propionate), palm and palm-kernal oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt, natural flavors.


Carbalose™ flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, soy fiber, canola oil, salt, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid, calcium propionate), palm and palm-kernel oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt, natural flavors.