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11/19/11 8:06 A

Having explored diabetic recipes for years, I've concluded that there are 2 primary schools of thought about healthy eating for diabetics. One is a balanced low fat diet; the other is low carb.
My spouse and I are both diabetic. I eat low carb and remain off any medication. My husband's doc sent him to a nutritionist who taught him low fat and whole grains. He lost weight but can't control blood sugar without medication.

I found low carb recipes and techniques a long time ago from a group called Specific Carb Diet and Dr. Bernstein's.

I love Spark Recipes because I can find both low carb recipes and low fat recipes. There's an option to tweak a found recipe and make it closer to what you specifically need. I've used that quite a bit.

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11/19/11 1:00 A

Yeah, we need some really good diabetic cookbooks! emoticon

ALL of the ones I've looked at are HIGH in carbs and seem to include sugar, bread or pasta in EVERY recipe.

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11/18/11 7:10 P

You would be suprised how many low carb recipes there are on spark recipes. You can create your own online cook book.

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11/17/11 6:02 A

Great idea! In the meantime, sparkrecipes has some great recipes that are either diabetic or low carb. I did a search for diabetic:

Also join some teams that are low carb or diabetic related.

It is a new experience learning to eat the diabetic was. We are fortunate that sparkpeople has so much support and a resource center.


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11/15/11 11:17 A

I'm glad you are enjoying the cookbook!

Thanks for the feedback, I'll pass it along!

Coach Denise

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11/15/11 9:29 A

I absolutely love the Spark People cookbook. My husband is a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. I would greatly appreciate a Spark People cookbook which is low in carbohydrates.
I am hoping Chef Meg could do this for those who need specialized recipes. Thoughts?

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