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1/13/13 1:18 P

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have to check because I itch after eating at times this is new

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1/11/13 10:43 A

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I understand multiple food allergies and sensitivities. My hands and face are broke out quite a bit of the time. I'm trying to learn what to eat and not to eat, it can be so frustrating. I'm glad you haven't given up inspite of the allergies. Grace

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have no allergies

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I was literally born with weaping exzema. It was very hard for mom because I was the youngest of 7 for 5 years when she had my younger brother, and I still needed extra considerations. I had my own towel and face cloth that NO one else was allowed to touch (they thought back then that they could catch it from touching my towels, lol) Oh what a long way we have come.....

We lived on the ocean and had a small "summer" cabin out of town on a small bay. We spent a lot of time in the water during those summers, but mom had to keep a huge tin basin on the cabin porch, and if I wanted ot come out of the water and play on the beach, I first had to sluce off in the tub. Even if I had to make a trip up the back hill, I would have to rinse off first. If the salt water dried on my skin, I would be in agony. But the worst thing ever was years later in a different town, we all went swimming in the local "beaver pond" (it was fresh water on a stream) and unknown to everyone in the townsite, a couple of kids had impentago. Talk about pain, getting that in the weaping exzema..... After that, I was never allowed to go swimming there ever again......

I had such sensitivities to various foods, We never had mushrooms until well up in my teans, and I couldn't eat those..... (Duh, mushrooms are a fungus, and what is exzema but a fungus!) and so many things would make me break out into rashes. Then there was the foods I simply could not tolerate (like spicy foods) unrelated to the exzema....

As I got older, I did outgrow many things, but developed new allergies to take thier place. Yeah, we have our challenges, some light, some severe, but I am still here..... lol

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12/3/12 10:39 A

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when you do not have any allergies it is hard to understand the people whom have major problems with many things . my brother could not be around wool . our mom thought is was all in his head and that she could fool him into not complaining of wool products in his clothes . she soon found out he did fub about this .

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7/31/12 10:16 P

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interesting reading your memories

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I loved reading about your memories. I grew up in a small town, too and I had forgotten some of the things we used to do, until you reminded me, including a few years of allergy shots. I don't remember them helping me much with swelling, watery eyes, either. :)

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7/31/12 2:35 A

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Environmental allergens... the term brought back some bizarre memories...

... scraping the pollen off our clothes when we'd been playing in the field behind our house... It was grasshopper central back there, too! LOL Collecting firewood in the pine and fir trees in the forest, and coming back home covered in pitch... My first bee sting, my size 4 foot swelling to the size of a canteloupe... The neighbor's dog that gave me poison oak--and boy am I ALLERGIC to THAT--- had to go to the doctor for shots on that one!...sitting on my uncle's back porch, watching the airplane across the road spray DDT on the apple orchard...

We didn't think much about it back then... it was just part of living in a small town. I'd hate to have to go through ANY of it, now! LOL

At least I was better off than my brother... they thought he had leukemia at first, and sent him across the mountains to a specialist. Turned out, he was highly allergic to yeast, several kinds of pollen, feathers (goodbye pillow! me too! LOL)... and even his own skin bacteria. He couldn't eat normal bread and had to have shots every week for about 4 yrs... and even with that, we visited my aunt and uncle in Maine and his eyes swelled shut--they lived on a chicken farm!

Aren't we glad we've got our own things to worry about?? Phew, are we lucky!

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7/28/12 9:54 A

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I have allergiens to the envorment too. Anit life grand? emoticon

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7/26/12 12:55 P

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not sure what am allergic

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My allergies are mostly environmental. The only food is fresh peas, frozen is all right, fresh cucumbers but good if I pour vinegar on them for an hour and watermelon.

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7/25/12 1:09 A

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For me, it's the medications I'm allergic to! LOL
We all have our own little row to hoe, as my Granddad used to say... at least life isn't boring, eh? LOL

I love the tracker, I can really switch things up when I need to!...

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food allergies are a problem for me and as good as fish for you I am allergic. Too many food allergies to name.

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7/15/12 7:51 P

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use a lot of lentils & cut down on bread etc to make up for the carbs

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I like to precook things too, and even include entire entrees from time to time, so I can freeze them in individual portions if I don't eat them all up in a day or so... I trade off chicken, beef, and seafood (mostly salmon, occasionally crab). Sadly, the only pork I can eat is bacon or fully processed ham, which is way too salty to indulge much-- but for many it's a pretty good dietary addition. and of course, healthy doses of beans and nuts. I do have to be careful about too much potassium--but as with all foods, it's mostly the portion sizes that get us! LOL

Good luck!

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thanks all :) this is really great info :) My nutrition coach said beans too. I had tuna the day I asked this. I just don't want to eat too much tuna, especially canned. We've been upping our fish intake for sure. Patch and Carlie are not big fish eaters, but they're being good sports. And I love the idea about pre-cooking chicken. I put some boneless skinless breasts on the list for just that. I can't have a lot of chicken, so I think I'll switch off between precooked chicken and precooked other things from week to week.

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7/9/12 8:52 P

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eat fish mainly & lots of beans & lentils

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Fish is a good source of quality protein, and salmon or tuna are also a great source of Omega 3s...and nuts work well, too. they do add fat but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since at least its a healthy kind, and there are certain vitamins you can't absorb without them.

I agree too that beans may fill the bill for you. Not only are they high in protein, they have a high potassium content, which is good as long as you don't have kidney issues-- They are high in carbs, but keep in mind that some of that comes from the fact that they contain plenty of soluble fiber, which is good for cholesterol issues... among other things. LOL

Glad you're making progress--good luck!
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Thank you!!

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Or you could add tuna. What about beans (like black beans, pinto beans, lentils, . . whatever kind of bean you like).

Sounds like a good base recipe to me.

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Hi,
I'm fairly new to diabetes and still have a lot to learn. But, here's something I do. I make (usually steam) chicken breasts all the time. There's always small portions either cooked or raw in fridge or freezer. Very easy to reheat or steam an ounce or 2, and so much healthier than having cold cuts...less expensive too!
I hope this helps. I'm sure you will get lots of good ideas from other SP. I'll have to watch for them to help me also.
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Suggestions needed re. Allergies and Food Plans... they don't always match very well. This week I bought the ingredients to follow the 1st week of a 2 week quick intro to the DTOUR way of eating. I will make 2 meals this week exactly as they said, but most of them I've had to alter slightly because of allergies or intollerances. For example, I'm allergic to eggs. This morning an egg white omlet was on the list. It does say you can use egg replacement, but so far all the "egg replacement" I've found are either made of egg whites *blink blink* or white potatoes, or they're only useful in baking. Also, the whole wheat bagels I was supposed to have 1/2 of turned out to be moldy :( So I made the meal as 2 vegetarian soft tacos instead. I almost got the same number of carbs, fat and protein, but I realized later I was a bit low on protein. Any suggestions for how I could have improved this meal with added protein:

2 artisan tortillas (next time I would only use one and put all the rest in it because they turned out to be higher in carbs than I realized) 1 cup of spinach, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of peanut oil, 2 tablespoons of low fat shredded cheese. 1/2 a nectarine and 1/2 a slice of canadew (or honeylope...whatever you want to call it, it's delicious) with a glass of nonfat milk.

It was more filling than I'd suspected, but any suggestions for added protein?

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