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Honey yes or no

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Barrowbakers, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Barrowbakers

    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is honey a no no? I would have thought off limits but various articles say ok!
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What articles?
     
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  3. Barrowbakers

    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Various dietary advice for type 2’a
     
  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    81% carbs... hmmm let me think about that for a second..


    nope..
     
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  5. Barrowbakers

    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @bulkbiker - I thought so. Never mind - another one of my joys gone. I shall continue with my glass of Pinot Noir!!
     
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    jpscloud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think honey is higher in fructose than sugar, so some might recommend it on the grounds that it might not raise blood glucose levels as much as sugar. Fructose may not be the innocent natural sweetness we're led to believe it is by some product manufacturers though - it has negative metabolic effects that @JimLahey will better explain than me.

    I noticed supermarkets still selling pure fructose in the sweeteners aisle. Big jars of it.
     
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  7. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Diabetes in a jar.
     
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  8. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Who are they written by?
     
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    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You've only got to have one look at the 'Honey Monster' and know it's not worth it!!
     
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  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Bee keepers of America?
     
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  11. Barrowbakers

    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m afraid my honey days are now long over but thank you for confirmation
     
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  12. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Depends. If I have a meal of meat and caramelized chicory, using only a teaspoon of honey for the caramelising I still have a very low carb meal (zero for the meat, up to 3 or 4 grams for the chicory, not sure how much a big potion of chicory weighs, as good as zero for the butter to fry, honey 4 to 5 grams), less than 10 grams of carbs a meal.
    The same goes for a teaspoon of honey (4 to 5 grams) in your bowl of Greek yoghurt (200 grams of yoghurt is around 6 grams of carbs), which makes for a breakfast of around 10 grams of carbs.
     
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  13. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bearing in mind that in mediaeval times diabetes was known as the honey disease, I should say no.
     
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  14. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    That refered to pee being as sweet as honey...
     
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  15. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
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  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I like honey especially sugar bag from our native bees, there is a hive on our property that gets robbed occasionally. [​IMG]

    <sighs> I just have a taste nowadays though </sighs>.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I like how Jim is saying flat out "no". :hilarious:
    I wouldn't touch honey, date sugar, white sugar or anything because well, it makes my BG rise to unspeakable levels and it's not worth my insulin for it. :shifty:
    It's only useful in hypo situations.
     
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  18. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not going to try it....:wacky:
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Well, there's a useful thoght if you love honey!
     
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  20. First.Officer

    First.Officer Type 2 · Active Member

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    It’s actually very easy to work out whether or not you can consume various food and drink with Type 2 Diabetes....if it looks tasty and enjoyable, then you can’t eat it in the main. :banghead:
     
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