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Old 12-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #7281
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I'm confused - I thought that fruits and vegetables were good things to have, even with pre-diabetes. I understand the need to avoid starches, but why are fruits and carrots off your menu?
Sorry to confuse you GG. I have been diagnosed with 2 things. Prediabetes and a candida (yeast) allergy. I have to remove all things that have even natural sugar in them to help kill the candida and then I can start reintroducing the ones that won't promote diabetes. It is really complicated at the moment and I am very careful what I eat, but I do believe I am feeling better after only 2 weeks of the no yeast diet so that is encouraging!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #7282
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What are the specs on a chemo hat? That sounds like something that I could crochet up in no time. I have loads of yarn.
Crochet Pattern Central - Directory of Free, Online Crochet Patterns by Category

This is a crochet site and has all sorts of hats.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #7283
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What are the specs on a chemo hat? That sounds like something that I could crochet up in no time. I have loads of yarn.
Here is the Google Search I sent to Katie.

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I can't knit, so I was just trying to think of a way to participate in chemo caps. They can be donated to local hospitals, cancer centers, Oncologists offices, nursing homes...
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #7284
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I'm confused - I thought that fruits and vegetables were good things to have, even with pre-diabetes. I understand the need to avoid starches, but why are fruits and carrots off your menu?
A lot of fruits are very high in natural sugar. And even some vegetables. Carrots and peas are just two of the veggies. I love both veggies, but only take a small spoonful because of the sugar content.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #7285
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Thank you Addie, but for me half the fun is designing the hat. Back in the '70s I crocheted and sold a lot of one-of-a-kind hats. (and other stuff)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #7286
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Thank you Addie, but for me half the fun is designing the hat. Back in the '70s I crocheted and sold a lot of one-of-a-kind hats. (and other stuff)
I agree! I am having a blast designing newborn hats! This is my new passion since I have to stay away from the cake decorating at least for awhile. I even made a cupcake hat
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:00 AM   #7287
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We have had a lovely dinner and some nice homemade garlic bread!

Then went off for our walk, that was good, brisk and felt like it was doing something for us

Now relaxing with a cuppa and about to go and watch some UK Masterchef
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:18 AM   #7288
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A lot of fruits are very high in natural sugar. And even some vegetables. Carrots and peas are just two of the veggies.
Yes, I understand that. They are also very high in vitamins, minerals and fiber that everyone needs. It's just not a medical diet that I'm familiar with. The Diabetes Center which was part of the medical school where I used to work encourages a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in simple carbohydrates for their patients.
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I stayed up late reading, so I got up a little late, so now I'm reading the paper with a cup of coffee.
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I am mailing the Christmas package early this year to my son in Colorado so I can concentrate on the other 19 people I buy presents for and the 3 birthdays we have in December. My DIL sends a package to my grandson in Paris so I just put a card with money in it for him.
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