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Old 12-19-2013, 09:45 PM   #91
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I also find a "No thanks, it looks beautiful/so good/delicious, but I'm stuffed!", works too.
I wish that would have worked with Gwen's dish! She knew we were hungry.

Carl tried this also, and he said this: "The next time she brings something like this over, I'll say, 'I'm sorry, I just got my wisdom teeth pulled and I can only have real soft foods.'"

I would never, ever try to make someone who is diabetic to eat something that perhaps will hurt them and make them sick. Insulin shock, from what I have understood, can be very harmful and also fatal. I don't know what they can try or have small amounts of things or any of this.

If I know someone is a diabetic, I would ask what is safe for them and prepare any meals for them according to their dietary restrictions. I'd never want to harm someone.

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Old 12-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #92
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Your information is out of date. Doctors used to advise diabetics to avoid sugar, but recent research has shown that diabetics can offset small amounts of sugary items with protein and complex carbs and maintain the desired blood sugar level.

Neuropathy and other complications of diabetes are caused by chronically uncontrolled sugar levels, not from eating sugary foods occasionally.

If you don't want it, just say "No, thank you," and leave it at that.
I am not on any insulin. Nor pills. I control my diabetes strictly by diet. It is my choice to avoid certain foods. I am not a sweet eater. Never have been. Most often when a sugary product is offered to a diabetic, there is no protein readily handy to offset the sugar intake. I have never said that you can never, ever have a sugary item. Just think before you offer some to a known diabetic unless you also have a 'burger handy to go with it. Most non-diabetics have no idea of what constitutes a diabetic diet. Not until they become a diabetic themselves. And a lot of them think because I am on no medication, that I have been cured. Sorry. Once a diabetic, always a diabetic. At least until they find a cure.
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My father-in-law was a diabetic and not good about his diet. He stayed with us for two weeks while we were doing low carb. He bugged me to cook some 'taters. I wouldn't. I'm a meany. He did admit that his blood sugar levels had seldom been so good.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #94
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My father-in-law was a diabetic and not good about his diet. He stayed with us for two weeks while we were doing low carb. He bugged me to cook some 'taters. I wouldn't. I'm a meany. He did admit that his blood sugar levels had seldom been so good.


Oddly enough TL, a potato is a complex carb and good for the diabetic. It has a lot of nutrients in it. But it should be eaten with a protein like any carb. Complex carbs take longer to be absorbed into the system.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #95
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Diabetics can eat whatever they like, of course, they also have to deal with their highs and lows. The holidays are the worst, but even though I've been having the odd taste of goodies now and then, my blood sugars have remained stable.

No need to volunteer the information of diet needs or health needs. It is not the host and hostess who are responsible for your food choices, you are responsible. If your dietary needs and wants are so important to you, that you must make a pest of yourself, you should just stay home. And those that love you are always going to be the "food police" because they DO care.
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I prefer to know what my guests' dietary restrictions are. I can get chocolate with alcohol sugar for diabetics. I can use coconut for people who are lactose intolerant. I can make the gravy without any flour for someone gluten intolerant. Heck, I have several friends who can't stand celery and I usually put celery in my salads. I just put the celery on the side for those of us who like it.
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I prefer to know what my guests' dietary restrictions are. I can get chocolate with alcohol sugar for diabetics. I can use coconut for people who are lactose intolerant. I can make the gravy without any flour for someone gluten intolerant. Heck, I have several friends who can't stand celery and I usually put celery in my salads. I just put the celery on the side for those of us who like it.
I take it these guests have politely told you about their dietary needs, likes and dislikes. I was talking about those that have to make a production out of it and demand the host/hostess provide acceptable foods at the time of the meal. By letting your host/hostess know beforehand, that is you being responsible.

And please, do not waste your money on "diabetic" candies, foods, etc for me. I can't eat them. Not all diabetics eat the same way.
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A lot of times I will refuse an offering due to what I have already eaten earlier in the day.
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Regardless of what any doctor tells me or what any research has shown, I cannot eat any sugar or starchy carbs...potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, cereal, without a spike in my blood sugar, with or without protein. I go according to what my meter says. There is no set diet for diabetics. Every person is different.
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Regardless of what any doctor tells me or what any research has shown, I cannot eat any sugar or starchy carbs...potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, cereal, without a spike in my blood sugar, with or without protein. I go according to what my meter says. There is no set diet for diabetics. Every person is different.
Carol, two years ago, during the daylight hours, my sugar was doing just fine. But at night while I would be in a deep sleep, my sugar would spike to over 200. A couple of times over 300. So the doctor put me on Metformin. I stayed on it for a year. Then I started to get sick within minutes of me taking that first morning dose. Real hard vomiting. No more Metformin for me. A major strain on my heart. But I stayed on my other med. Then a year ago, I had lost a lot of weight (not by trying) and was crashing. Sudden sugar drops for no reason. No more meds. Diet alone. I have to be the worst diabetes patient. Weeks go by and I never check my sugar level. Not until I feel that something is wrong. And sure enough my sugar is either too low or too high. And I can feel the difference. If it is too high, some immediate exercise corrects the problem. As long as I keep my weight down, I will not have to go back on the meds. Diet alone works for me. But it is a diet I really watch closely.
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