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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Brookesy, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Brookesy

    Brookesy · Member

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    So, family visit to a Chinese where I’ve been told ‘i have to eat’ - I can get my blood sugars low (4-5) before going by manipulating my diet in advance. The restaurant is fairly typical / standard menu - any advice on the least bad thing I can get? (Baring in mind I’m also vegetarian, but not vegan)
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Egg foo yong without the rice?
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So if you had severe allergy to shellfish, they'd take you to fish restaurant and make you eat?
    All i can think is that the restaurant may do you an omelette and/or some stir-fry veg without a sauce. Perhaps call or visit before to discuss it with them?

    Chinese food is the most difficult for diabetic, and the Chinese have a faster growing rate of diabetes than any other nation, even the US and it is because so much sugar has crept into their diets in sauces etc
     
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  4. Brookesy

    Brookesy · Member

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    Had omelet - was rank, but kept the peace!
     
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  5. Brookesy

    Brookesy · Member

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    To clarify - I like omelet, but not like that. Seafood - I’ve been taken, and I do have a shellfish allergy lol well intolerance more than allergy
     
  6. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    perhaps suggest Indian next time? :) our local one does some very nice 'dry' dishes that don't raise my bs at all
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stir fried tofu and veggies is always an option.. I live in Asia, I know how difficult ordering food can be
     
  8. Brookesy

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    Love Indian - but seem to be in the minority :-(
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @MrsA2 - I used to love indian food - was probably addicted many years ago - before diabetes - I very rarely have it now - may be once a year - can I ask what you have that does not affect your BS - I would love to know and I could perhaps have a little now and then again? - many thanks :hungry:
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I usually just have an omlette if the family are having chinese food delivered to my house but would much prefer a curry!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Crispy duck? and for an Indian I usually go for a chicken or lamb tikka maybe with an aubergine or spinach veg dish (pre carnivore days).
     
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  12. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have sea soup and second starter of dry lamb ulurtariou...ulthurio...ulurthriam..oh heck, .heres the menu
    http://www.thekerala.co.uk/
     
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    I have had Diabetes type 1 since July and have had Indian twice, i order the Tandoori mixed grill, it comes with a vegetable curry. I tell them not to send the rice and instead to send two chapatis because chapatis are not made from wheat flour, (but i would check this at your local Indian.

    I also order a Tarka Dhal (garlic flavoured lentil soup)

    I have one chapati with the veg curry and save the tarka Dhal and one of the chapatis for my supper.

    I dont eat the potatoes in the veg curry and my BGL stay nice and low.
    You can also ask them to change the curry sauce, sometimes i swap this for a bhuna however the bhuna sauce can be very oily.

    I will also add im a type 1 so take insulin. (So if it was slightly higher i just adjust that) but its never taken me above 7.5
     
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    hannahdavies1993 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi i am new to this forum so there is a lot to take in. Does anyone recommend anything you can eat from either Chinese or Indian. I am type 1 diabetic high sugar levels but past few days they have varied between 6-10
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    If you are trying to cut cabs then crispy duck without the panackes for chinese and a dry dish like tikka (chicken or lamb) for the inidan maybe with a low carb veg dish,.. spinach , aubergine or mushroom?
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @hannahdavies1993 egg foo yung is a decent one to have from a Chinese takeaway, it's mainly egg.
    Takeaways always make me sky-high at 3-4am :arghh:
     
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