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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by woollygal, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no. I thought pistachios were ok?
    Not as many as I ate last night but was starving (first mistake not cooking)
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No! I said if you don't want to add it to food!
     
  3. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If only we could give you a menu, unfortunately diabetes is not like that. Foods have a different affect on us as individuals that is why we need our meter.

    You need to read the back of the labels for everything. Weigh out a portion, 30g of peanuts (say) is a good enough snack for me.

    Are you using the mySugr app? Very good at logging your food and readings.
     
  4. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Birdwoman Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I don't add loads of salt, just about half a teaspoon full a day, I take a tablet for high blood pressure so I don't want to upset that. this amount I don't taste and it does not effect my thirst either.

    Is there a reason you have reduced red meat and bacon? These things are good for our diet.
     
  6. Birdwoman

    Birdwoman Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sorry. 2nd time of reading I see that.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I would be fine with pistachios and cashews, but other people find them problematic.
    Just try them and see. :)
    Certainly, a handful of nuts (any nut) is going to raise your bg a lot less than (say) a sandwich. Plus, some packs of nuts are salted, if you want to increase salt intake.
     
  8. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My cholesterol was slightly high so just trying to reduce the amount of bad fats.
     
  9. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Woooo peanut butter is a go!! Just tested and 7.3!!!
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    For those on the road a lot can I just say I continue to be impressed by M&S deli selection 3 for £7 which includes 3 varieties of ham and cheese rollitos, crispy bacon slices, packs of vsrious flavoured cold chicken, etc. (All low/no carb) Tbere are many M&S Simply Food outlets at BP garages and elsewhere.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was a bit disappointed to find M&S chicken has brown sugar added to it!! So unnecessary. Tesco one doesn’t. M&S crispy bacon is the best though.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    That 10.1% / 87 mmol/mol was the OP's hba1c result, not mine...
     
  15. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m looking at fat bombs and it says they are free of refined sugar but the cocoa powder says it’s loaded with sugar.

    Am I looking at the wrong thing?
     
  16. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are all sorts, sweet and savoury.

    I use cocoa powder, there is no sugar in it. If you like chocolate cake, google chocolate keto mug cake. Enough for two servings, loads of double cream. And it takes around 2 minutes to make. Yum.
     
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    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does this not mean it has sugar in it?
     
  18. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you go for a dutch process cocoa powder, be aware that you shouldn't use baking soda with it.
     
  19. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The Cadbury's cocoa is 14 percent carbs.
    The cocoa powder I use is about 8 percent carbs - I just look for the one with the least amount, as they do vary.
     
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