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Post  MAL on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:06 pm

Hi all i am not Diabetic but my wife has just found out that she has Diabetes she is a little frightend of the prospect can anybody recomend a resipie book thank you in advance Neutral

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Post  Nick on Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:48 pm

Hi Mal,

Welcome to the foruma nd thank you for posting. There are a number of diabetic cookbooks and Diabetes UK normally publish some recipes in their monthly (or is it bi monthly now) newspaper Balance. Be a bit careful of some as they go to extreme lengths and probably the recipes taste a bit like cardboard!

Quiet often though you don't need specific recipes, just do what you normally do but think about the ingredients a lot more. Cut back on adding salt and sugar. What they normally suggest is a balanced diet which almost means anything although the days that I eat Pavlova have long gone! Sad

Fruit and vegetables are always good and keep a good balance between protein and carbs. Try and eat low and medium GI foods....but remember life doesn't stop because you are diagnosed with diabetes! This is of course contrary to what some health professionals think ! Smile

BTW chocolate is ok...!!!!!!

Hope that helps a little bit?

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Post  MAL on Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:52 pm

Thanks for the reply and advice very useful, i have a sweet tooth and i am finding it hard to cut down on the sugar is splenda a good alternative ? i don't get on with a lot of the sweeteners because of the bad after taste . Smile

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Post  Nick on Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:05 pm

I must admit I knew very little about Splenda as I don't take any sugar in anything to drink and rarely add it to food when I am cooking unless it actually really needs it (Glazed shallots or apple pies for instance) Very Happy

So I went looking and found this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda

Then looked at their website and found this

http://www.splenda.co.uk/living_with_diabetes

Spookily enough if you look on the bar at the top of that web site you'll see a lot of recipes....... enjoy Smile

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Post  MAL on Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:39 pm

Hi Nick thank you i will have a look Very Happy

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Post  Nick on Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:23 pm

You are very welcome! Having looked at some of the recipes in more detail...some of them seem a bit too 'sweet' if you get my drift Smile

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Post  Nick on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:27 pm

Actually as another ask Taz_devil666 on here... he's a chef !

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Post  beaniequeenie on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:04 pm

Hey, I have this book:- The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet by Anthony Worrall Thompson. It's about 7 on amazon.
Even if your wife diesn't need to loose weight it's got some good recipies in there and gets you thinking along the lines of things to avoid/ eat etc. It also has a weight management section (I think, can't remember).

Other than that, eat little and often, remeber that carbs turn into sugar, and wholemeal is better than white for bread, pasta etc.

I'm sure you will both be fine, just don't panic, take your time to get used to things and post on here if you need ideas or just want to chat/rant/shout/cry. We don't mind. Smile
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