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Diabetic /Gluten free Apps

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by GuidingSenses, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. GuidingSenses

    GuidingSenses · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone use an app? I’m newly diagnosed and struggling with what I can eat as that salad I just ate didn’t fill me up! ☹️
    Be great to search and scan a food as when out and about and restricted to what the cafe/restaurant offers is ok.

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  2. myracat

    myracat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    My Fitness Pal might help?
     
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  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    To be honest, I'm not a great user of apps. What sort of things do you like to eat?

    When I was starting out, I just used to ask Dr Google for "low carb........" (whatever). Obviously, for me, that was before GF came to the equation, but I guess you're used to doing some substitutionss for that already.

    Have a look at some of these websites:
    ditchthecarbs.com (does lots and lots GF)
    alldayidreamaboutfood.com
    ibreatheimhungry.com
    lowcarbyum.com
    sugarfreemom.com

    Sites like yummly.com and copymethat.com have member recipes and yummly in particular has a complex filter system, allowin you to filter for all sorts, including excluding glutenous grains, and so on.
     
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  4. GuidingSenses

    GuidingSenses · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou! I’m gluten free yes but did have gf carbs like gf pasta, gf pizza base gf chocolate rice cake and now I’m just having 2 small gf brown bread a day so I’m missing carbs!
    I like apps and found the gf search brilliant but will look at the sites thanks again.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Annoyingly, it's those carbs that tend to boost our bloods up a bit too much, so I'm certainly not demonising them in any way, but we do need to be pretty carb-aware.

    Are you testing your blood sugars at home?
     
  6. GuidingSenses

    GuidingSenses · Well-Known Member

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    No I’ve just been put on metformin day 4 of being diagnosed and I have a 2nd appointment a week on Friday - no mention of testing bloods.
     
  7. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    GuidingSenses, you are quite unlikely to be prescribed a meter and test strips, but for me, testing made a massive differene to me.

    I tested before eating, then two hours after to garner insight into what that food did to my bloods. If they went up too much, I needed to eat less of that foodstuff, or not eat it at all. It's all very well being told x,y or z is fine to eat, but out personal reactions are just that - personal to us.

    With the feedback from my meter, then acting upon it, I dropped my HbA1c from 73 on diagnosis to 37 4 months later. My test was late, as I had been overseas the whole time. My results have go even a bit better since.

    I'd urge you to think about home testing. It's really empowering.
     
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  8. GuidingSenses

    GuidingSenses · Well-Known Member

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    I will and Thankyou! I think I’m still in denial as I had no symptoms and still feel ok.
    You are an inspiration though!
     
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