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Who on here eats a ' normal diet"......

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Indy1282, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Indy1282

    Indy1282 · Member

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    .....and has good BS control?

    Usually eat low carb but just fed up of it at the moment! Feeling a bit fed up with diabetes and just want a bit of normality back.

    I do have a libre which helps.
     
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  2. Fievel

    Fievel Type 1 · Member

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    I do eat a normal diet, with insulin though. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago and lived on a carbohydrate-poor diet for 2 weeks until it got carved in stone that I had type 1.
    Good carbohydrate control.. I'm very fresh in using Humalog but from Monday and till now I'm not doing so bad, haven't passed out yet and no hypers either.
    My bs got high even when I ate chicken filler and salad. So it's gotten easier for me with the proper medication.
    What type are you?
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Indy1282 . Not sure what response “ normal “ will get.
    I don’t see myself as low carb but definitely not normal compared to my work companions.
    Perhaps tell us what you would like to eat and see how many of us have similar eating habits.
    Purely on the carbs side of things I don’t measure exactly but aim for 160/200 a day but this can vary depending on exercise, days off work and things along those lines.
     
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  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I think diabetes makes you question every food choice so none of us is ever normal.
     
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  5. Knikki

    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing is off the menu as far as I am concerned and I sit between 4 and 9.5 mmol 95% of the time.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    The real question is 'what is normal' the eat well plate has been greatly disproven - and what is normal for one may not be normal for another..
     
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  7. Indy1282

    Indy1282 · Member

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    I guess by normal I mean just regular food.

    Cottage Pie, pasta, sandwiches etc...

    And the occasional treat like a burger or pudding.

    Generally Iike to eat healthy food - keep the snacks to a minimum.
     
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  8. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most definitely. Don’t worry to much about snacks, if I need something in between main meals then I have a snack.
    My biggest focus is on portion size I guess. If I want treacle sponge and custard pudding then I have it, but probably a small amount compared to someone who doesn’t have to take into consideration the diabetes factor.
     
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  9. Spl@

    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Define normal, I eat vlc and enjoy it. I don't want to eat all the cr.. that's killing the nation.

    I think my tastes have changed a lot, the few times I have weakened (around and after Christmas) and maybe nicked a crisp or took a bite from a cookie its tasted, not bad, wrong maybe? all sweet and mush like. Consistency of old vegetables and a sweetness that now seems like eating raw sugar. Not keen.

    Compare that to fresh lettuce or cucumber, peppery leeks in butter. Black pudding...…. I can eat all I like of that, why nibble at 3 and a half crisps or a spoonful of treacle pud.

    So, I would say I eat a perfectly normal diet, (for me). Its the others that eat weird.
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    So black pudding is okay? That’s another one to add to my list. Thanks.
     
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  11. Spl@

    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget white pudding too. A lot of really great stuff in a proper butchers once you realise fat is good.

    Have you tried grilling some slices of corned beef then covering it in cheese and topping with some sliced tomato, bit of salt and pepper. Proper snack.
     
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  12. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No. I prefer corned beef cold. Still sounds tasty though. But I enjoy black pudding so that’s great news. One of my favourite breakfasts at work was a black pudding bap, but that will have to stop.
     
  13. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm puzzled by how you square that with vlc?

    I thought most black pudding is about 20% carb from the oats in it, typically about 10g per slice, and white pudding is pretty much porridge in sausage form?

    Are there commonly available brands which don't contain about 20g carbs per 100g?
     
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  14. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    How about Lorne Sausage?

    I used to buy that stuff in Dundee by the 1foot slab.
     
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    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Highish carbs here, not too bad blood sugar control. T1, I take the insulin my diet needs.
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure that's about 20% carb too, due to the rusk.

    As a T1, I'd likely be considering a bolus for all of these if I was eating more than a slice or two.
     
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  17. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, just googled it. You are right. ( I often wondered what gave it that different texture. )
     
  18. Spl@

    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Every day is a school day. Thought it was just meat and blood.

    Sorry about that.
     
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  19. Jim Lahey

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

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    Me too. This subject came up recently and I learned that in fact most black pudding contains a considerable amount of carbohydrate. Certainly most commercially available brands.
     
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  20. Levy

    Levy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat normal (not low-carb and I eat everything I used to before I was diagnosed, I snack and eat sweets whenever I feel like etc) and have an A1C of 6.1% (43) which I'm happy with.
     
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