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Prediabetes Cookbook suggests using agave nectar

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by pdmjoker, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Active Member

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    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't eat it, that is for sure. Nor marvellous maple syrup. Sigh.

    It depends on how strict your diet is/how bad your insulin resistance is?

    I have friends who are diagnosed in the lower end of prediabetes, and I would suggest to them that they use small amounts of maple syrup, agave syrup, honey, for baking for their families, and portion control themselves on it. And, of course, eat and meter. Test their carb tolerance and those kind of sweeteners that way. It might be that they can keep a steady healthy BG whilst eating small amounts of this kind of sweetener?
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    To be fair, whilst I know many joining here go pretty low carb, not all pre-diabetics need to do that to return their blood numbers to the non-diabetic ranges. For some either just cutting back a bit would be enough.

    Neither diabetes, nor pre-diabetes is is a one-size fits all condition.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think the logic lies in the amount. As agave is said to be far sweeter than table sugar then a smaller amount is needed to reach the same taste ergo fewer carbs. It might be the same principle as when we first look at seasonings or condiments, it may be that a condiment is high carb but in the amounts used per dish it makes little difference to overall carb values.
     
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    Contralto Other · Expert

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    I loved the flavor of it. But it spiked me big time, so can't have it. I don't think I will ever totally give up maple syrup or sugar, even if it is the tiniest amount
     
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    Minnie 2 Family member · Newbie

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    I have heard coconut sugar is a great alternative.
     
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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Many thanks all - very helpful...
     
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