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You will have to pay the meal price!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by Munkki, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Evelynross

    Evelynross Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If your with a 'normal ', take chips n give it to them, they can order a sarnie or something. I do see your point, your being charged for something you CANT eat
     
  2. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It seems to me, that stores and restaurants fall over themselves now, to offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan food, but when it comes to diabetes, we're seen as gluttonous people who brought it upon ourselves.

    Having diabetes can make you feel a pariah. There's no effort made, to accommodate people with or without diabetes who low carb.
     
  3. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've found in recent weeks that if I go in to a restaurant and order a meal, ask them to serve it without the chips, rice or carby whatever and smile ruefully and say I've got a sort of allergy and that my digestive system can't cope with that item, I've invariably been asked if I would like a substitute. No mention of low carbing or diabetes necessary.
     
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  4. amanda19640

    amanda19640 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it b brilliant if someone opened a lchf restaurant I think it would make a fortune!!
     
  5. Celeriac

    Celeriac Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There was a Paleo resto in London, they didn't and closed :(
     
  6. amanda19640

    amanda19640 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What a shame
     
  7. toulouse-tom

    toulouse-tom Type 2 · Member

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    Eating out can be difficult! Canteens particularly - as the staff have very little control over the rules. In general I make it clear that I'm diabetic to the staff or management if handy and carb heavy food is dangerous for me. In the end a letter of complaint up the chain of command is the only way. Send a letter to the chancellor of the university and copy it to the professor in charge of the medical school if it has one and the procurement department...British food culture is way behind on this I'm afraid...
     
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  8. jopar

    jopar · Well-Known Member

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    A diabetic can eat a normal diet, so choosing to eat a specific diet is down to personal choice... So expecting an food establishment to reduce the cost, because you've chosen not to have particular item that's inclusive in the price.... Is kinda of wrong..

    I had a meal the other day, a lovely roast meal with all the trimmings, well except the brussels sprouts, when I saw how much they were dishing up, I asked the counter assistant if he would put half portions on the plate as I wouldn't be able to eat it all, it didn't enter my mind to ask or expect them to reduce the price for me....
     
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  9. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    From your point of view, yes. But the OP is a T2, no meds.
     
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  10. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A lot can't jopar, if they are not on any medication for diabetes, pre diabetic, type 2's and want to stay meds free. If I was type 2, I would want to keep away from medication ( especially the metformin/ metfartin) if I possibly could and really wanted to.
     
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  11. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Once again we need to remember that type 1 D and the type 2 group are different diseases!
     
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  12. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If people need or want smaller portions just ask for a child's portion.

    As I understand it most cafes have tills set up with the price of a meal advertised, so staff can not start charging less just because someone doesn't want or can not for dietary reasons have certain parts of a meal advertised.

    Easiest option though is always find a place doing a buffet meal at a set price.
     
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  13. Ann1

    Ann1 Type 1 · Member

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    You are not ill, you have a condition!!
     
  14. Phlogiston

    Phlogiston Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Many restaurants and cafes do offer the chance to do swaps.
    Production line places can be less flexible though.
    In my experience, seaside resorts offer poorer choices, as many eating houses are geared up to churn out big helpings of chips. I got a bit tired of Greek salad in the summer - many of the salads on offer were a bit meagre.
     
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