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Type 1 Can you buy low carb meals

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Jamietomkinson1990, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a real pain in the butt until you get the hang of things. It does become second nature in fairly short order but it is a steep learning curve.
     
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  2. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yep my nurse ain’t very clear on things either I don’t really know what I’m doing do I inject after every meal ? With the carb counting and do I inject befour or after the meal
     
  3. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Also my levels have dropped from 19 down to 2 within 2 hours
     
  4. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is why I don't tend to say much to people on insulin. I don't use it and would be worried that my"advice" might be inappropriate. I would be guided by other insulin users.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    @Jamietomkinson1990 - M7S have quite a few ready meals that don't add up to too many carbs, and if you like, say, Indian foods, many curries have modest levels of carb in them, if you don't bother with the rice. For me, curry with more curry works better than curry with rice.

    Alternatively, if M&S isn't convenient for you (my nearest is about 15 miles away, so it's not always a pratical option!), several of the ready meals, based on fish can be OK.

    Stir fries work well, and can be done in just a few minutes in a wok and a highheat. A stir-fry gives the added satisfaction of being "made by my own hand".

    Being a T1, are you looking to reduce the carbs, or maybe struggling to get the dosaging correct? Please don't think that's me being critical, as not being insulin dependent, I have no idea what it's like to do that juggling, day in and day out
     
  6. toonlad66

    toonlad66 · Member

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    I’m in the same position as you Jamie I haven’t a clue when it comes to what I should be eating it’s all meaningless numbers to me, I need a meal plan too, personally one where I don’t lose weight
     
  7. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    This was what I expected. As just saying to people “you need to go low carb” is not as straight forward as it seems. There is a lot packed in to those few words. Prescribing a low carb approach should ideally come with supporting guidelines.
     
    #27 Listlad, Mar 16, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @xfieldok It is a real pain until you get the hang of things.
     
  9. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    That’s what I need I wat to maby carbs but don’t want to loose weight just want less carbs and see if it helps I don’t allways get the correction dose correct
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I was as confused as you guys, in many senses. I read and read heaps of posts on this forum, filtered out some of the stuff that wasn’t appropriate and came out of it with a solution that worked. It is worth investing some time doing that and I am sure you will find it beneficial.
     
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  11. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Right now I’m just looking on that diet doctor app for some foods
     
  12. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t look at diet doc so much, but I believe it is helpful. I just asked questions a lot and read peoples threads. There are a lot of success stories here.
     
  13. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Yeh was looking most I saw was saying to check that site
     
  14. VioletViolet

    VioletViolet Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    To be honest food manufacturers are missing a trick here. I am not saying I would use them every day but it would certainly help if there were ready meals available for those bleurgh totally knackered work days when you want something more than eggs/cheese/cooked chicken but just want the food to magically appear and have minimal washing up ;) Don't they want our money ?
     
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  15. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I very much agree. I am very surprised they haven’t clicked on to a potential humongous market. My wife’s employer supplies a couple of the big supermarket type chains and as far as I know they have not yet made such products.
     
  16. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One quick meal is:
    • Ribeye steak cut into strips
    • Fry with some asparagus
    • Add a little salt
    Under 15 minutes from fridge to plate.
     
    #36 ringi, Mar 16, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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  17. VioletViolet

    VioletViolet Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I've even got the perfect brand name "Fat Cuisine" ;)- remember those awful Lean Cuisines in the 80s/90s?
     
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  18. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I suspect with processed meals its a case of preservative so they can store in your fridge for several days probably up to a week since they were manufactured. Sugar is a cheap and widely used preservative. Thats probably why there are no LC prepared meals.
     
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  19. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Is it the convenience of a ready meal you want for speed and ease?
    Or the carbs ready counted for you to make doses easier to calculate?

    The answer will affect the advice best suited for you


    If it’s about time and ease simple low carb recipes are abundant and we can give some or direct you to good sites. (In fact many websites give the carb count too!)
     
  20. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    It sounds to me that learning to carb count and getting your insulin right might be more useful than low carb ready meals.
     
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