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Type 2 Diabetes Cookbooks/Diet Books?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by FranOnTheEdge, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. FranOnTheEdge

    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic and I wondered does anyone have any books about Diabetes diet, cookbooks for type 2 diabetics, especially for type 2 diabetics who want to loose weight?
    Books that you think are good, books good for people in the UK - i.e. not full of American ingredients or American instructions like "use your oven broiler", which doesn't mean anything here in the UK.
    Books that are a help if you want to loose weight with Type 2?
    Anything helpful like that, I'd appreciate your opinions and advice.
     
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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Trudi deakins Eat fat comes to mind........she has other good book s too
     
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    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll look that up.
     
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    ChristineMarshall Type 2 · Newbie

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    I am also recently diagnosed. I am following a low GL diet so I am eating slow release food. Patrick holford has website with recipes on and meal p!banning. I am beginnings to realise that diabetes is all about challenging our organisation skills!
     
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    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and maybe this one:
    The Everyday Diabetic Cookbook Paperback – 30 Sep 1995
    by Stella Bowling (Author)

    These are just a few I've been looking at on Amazon...
     
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    FranOnTheEdge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Challenging is definitely the word! It's taken over my life so much that I don't have time for anything else anymore. I hate it.
     
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  10. There are a lot more people with diabetes in the USA than the UK so you may need to learn the lingo. Broiler = grill, for example. I would also recommend buying measuring cups as they are often used in US recipes. It makes life easier.
     
  11. Scimama

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

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    Hi Fran

    Have you got a meter to test how different foods affect you, we are all different so one persons perfect diet won't be any good at all for others.

    When I was first diagnosed i borrowed "diabetic" cookbooks from the library, some of these contained recipes that were so high in carbohydrates and sugars from honey or maple syrup etc that I was in disbelief that they could be marketed as being for diabetics.

    I found a couple that were OK, mainly based on a low carb eating plan such as atkins and rose elliots low carb vegetarian. As a veggie a lot of the atkins recipes were for ideas only.

    I also looked at the many websites that are available, if I liked a recipe i would try it and test my BG(blood glucose) levels before and after, if I didn't spike I would copy the recipe into a word document so that now I have my own recipe book :) I like to alter recipes to suit myself (veggie and no sweetener etc).

    Have a look at ewelina website diabeticgoodbaking and the recipe sections on this forum, there are some fantastic ideas on there.

    OR ……. alter your favourite recipes to a low carb/sugar alternative, for example I used to love dauphinoise potatoes, I now make it with celeriac instead of potatoes
     
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    Scimama Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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