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Hospital Menu for diabetic person

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by chancellors, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe most hospital patients could eat this, and remain alive.
    Just saying, not every, healthy, normal, non diabetic would be horrified by pasta.
     
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  2. Last summer when I was filling out a pre-op form in hospital, it asked about any special diet required for reasons of religion or belief so I put "vegan". No idea what I would have been given as I took my own food so as not to be a bother.

    There's you answer - next time the census form comes around, put your religion as "Low Carber" instead of "Jedi"

    Hope that helps :angelic:
     
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  3. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    'Religion'?
    Possibly that explains why it seems to be a cult following at times?

    Me, I just see food as food, no matter who eats what.
    It's personal to just me, I don't think others need to be converted to my viewpoint?
     
  4. I don't care what anyone else eats either, but I am concerned that in hospital when good nutrition may be important for recovery and people may feel anxious about being ill, it would be nice if people could actually eat something.

    Nice twisting, by the way :)
     
  5. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The typical 'one size fits all' approach, and probably suitable for all Diabetics who are on insulin.
    Me? I would go on hunger strike
     
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  6. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    During my hospital stay on a diabetic ward, every patient was given the one size fits all eat well plate that is healthy for diabetics!!!!
    It is insane and the mind boggles how specialists would allow their patients to be subjected to a carb filled breakfast, as in weetabix, toast coated in margarine, fruit yoghurt (low fat) followed by concentrated Orange or orange juice.
    I was asked after a prolonged fasting test to what I would have after eighty hours, I replied I would continue with fasting until I reached home but I was told that I had to eat, so with my endocrinologist blessing I went down to the restaurant.
    I had bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes!
    Now, that's what I call an eat well plate!!!
     
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  7. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    It is a hospital menu, it's not going to be perfect.... there are people starving in this world, people in war torn dumps that would be happy to see any of the food on that menu. There are some things on it I'd eat and some I'd not, purely my personal choice. We are pretty lucky to be able to pick and choose what we want in this world. There are many who do not have that luxury.

    It could be improved upon, obviously, but diet guidelines for diabetics are set by health care professionals as far as I know. And I doubt they have diabetes, maybe that is the problem. Having cystic fibrosis, I've spent plenty of time in hospital and used the cafeteria whenever possible or had food brought in. Where there is a will, there is a way.
     
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  8. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree - I've been in hospital a couple of times and I always managed to cobble together a decent meal, I suspect that being a hospital there is as many dietary needs (both medical and personal) as there is patients - looking at the choice and the amount of money they get to provide those meals they do a **** good job
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    During my last stay in hospital on the side ward I was on all six of us had diabetes I was the lone low carber the others did very well on the hospital diet as they could just inject and eat what they liked.

    I was also the only one there not being treated for sepsis due to complications. One had maggots in his foot as a last ditch attempt before amputation and another I have since learned had his big toe amputated.

    During my stay I kept as low carb as I could from the limited choices I had. And one of the nurses on the ward whenever she checked my BG would remark on how my blood sugar level was better than hers. But would chastise me when I said well I low carb.
     
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  10. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The carb value will be provided if asked for they have to provide it due to law changes.
    There's actually more than enough on that menu for people to pick and choose what they eat or want.
     
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  11. kesun

    kesun Other · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I can see from the menus, the only item in the whole two days they don't consider suitable for diabetics is apple sponge. I wonder why not?

    Kate
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    It won't be fresh pasta it will be dry, as its cheaper. Its all about cost.
     
  13. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I guess because its cake. Not good for diabetics, especially if full of sugar.
    Carbs are not just sugar, as we all know on here.
     
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  14. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'd remove bread from sandwich and take in nuts to fill me up. I'd ask for vegetarian dish and remove carb. Nothing different in a 3 course meal when out celebrating. High carb starters more than a carb main meal, no sweet.
    Mind u I was so hungry I ate what I was given recently and gave my starving visitor (elderly mother) the sweet.
     
  15. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    I always ask for halal vegetarian can confuse some but have had some lovely meals. I've had some terrible meals but I wasn't there for the food. As long as I get correct medical care and fluids im
     
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  16. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was in hospital recently and ended up narrowing my choice down to omelettes and cheese. The nurses would ask me "are you sure you don't want potatoes with that?" On the other hand, one of them would bring me extra cheese.

    Husband smuggled me in some pork scratchings and almonds!
     
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  17. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid the majority eat dried pasta, fresh pasta is a luxury to most.
     
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  18. serenity648

    serenity648 · Guest

    is fresh pasta considered better for type 2 than dried? what makes it different? As far as I can see, dried or fresh is the same stuff from supermarkets, unless its egg pasta.
     
  19. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    A luxury to a diabetics diet too. We don't need processed food either. Some pasta meals are processed. Forget pasta, no use to anyone.
    I've just had cauliflour in a stir-fry and its my new potato. Flavours stick to it like potatoes.
    I tried a pasta substitute it was like eating rubber. Nope, I don't miss pasta, in any form. You?
     
  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    True. All tasteless until you add salt and sauces. I definitely don't miss pasta, especially the dry stuff. You?
     
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