For Diabetics

Hosted by Jackie Hartman
Group active since Mon, Jan 03, 2011

I would like have discussions and recipes just for diabetics...I see groups for sugar-free recipes and that's great, but when I was diagnosed (about 7 years ago), I was taught to only count carbs...when I did that I lost 50 lbs.! I know sugar-free is not the only way to go...

Linda Rupp
Feb 12, 2014

Getting my numbers back down.

Hi All ! I was diagnosed back in 2006, and always managed to never have an A1c above 7. In the past months I stopped tesing daily and watching my diet carefully, altho I dont think I went hog wild and just ate anything I pleased. :)

Lately tho, I've experianced more than a few highs. One b.s. check was 400. Ugh ! That felt awful. I finally had my regular check up yesterday. All my numbers came back good, except my A1c. It wasnt on the list at all. But, my doctor took a look at my print outs and wasnt that pleased. She is giving me a break to work on getting my numbers down. I see her again in one month. So, we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the great recipes on here. I've saved several.

Leila Rockwell
Dec 8, 2013

Trying to stay in diet control

I was doing good at first but gained more weight. I need to get back on my food plan and joined to see if can take better control of my eating again.

Linda Kintz
Aug 3, 2013

Good group to join.

I am so happy I found this group, I have been a diabetic for over 15 years and sometimes it just gets to me. I am so lucky I do not have a sweet tooth but I love my carbs.

Teresa Jacobson
Jul 13, 2013

Yummy low sugar DELICIOUS salad dressing!

Great use for that slightly squishy peach-- SO good on a salad with beef, chicken, bacon, and/or fruit! Zingy Peach Vinaigrette

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)

Straws Kitchen
Jun 12, 2013

Have any of you tried "Carbquick" ???

I am a diabetic and have been looking for low carb way to fix foods...was wanting to know if any of you have tried this and what was your opinion.

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.

Melanie B
Feb 13, 2013

Honey Honey...Not Sugar Sugar

I have started a new group for honey users. It's not just for tea.

cindy christiansen
Oct 25, 2012

my son

my son was diag with child diab at age 25 he now 35 dr said he had it for some time . the hardest part is he eats and eats but does not put on wt he my stick man we go by carb but at this stage dr said let eat what he can and adjust his insulin. So here I am for any helpful coment and support ' will be looking at all your recipes