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4/14/11 3:21 P

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Hi to the lady mary,

I checked with my DE, who said that pretty much what you said. About 1/2 cup of pasta once a week is ok, so as long as I eat plenty of healthier foods.

And he said that Dreamfields would be healthier than other brands of pasta.

So I'l pick up some the next chance I get.

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4/8/11 12:42 A

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it's not the pasta but the weighing and measuring that does the trick any plate full of pasta is bad but measured it becaomes a balanced meal 1/2 cup
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4/8/11 12:18 A

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I know that this is an old thread, but I was trying to find out more about Dreamfields pasta after seeing it in my supermarket.

I'm not sure if I can eat pasta, having recently been diagnosed with Type 2, but the Dreamfields pasta looks so good!

I'm going to ask my D.E. about it the first chance I get. Judging by other people's comments here, it should be ok 'cause it's healthy.

I don't like whole wheat, pasta or otherwise, though. Just don't like the taste.

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11/3/10 9:21 P

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google Dreamfield Pasta. There is also a button on the site where you can look for stores in your area. If there isn't a store close to you, you could order it online.

The closest place to me is Toronto. I hae been wanting to order some on line but just haven't had the extra money to do so... Maybe someday! In the meantime, I have spaghetti squash instead.

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11/3/10 10:54 A

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I like Barilla Plus.....
Cannot stand the whole wheat pasta but Barilla Plus is very good.
Not quite as tender but the taste is almost like regular pasta.

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11/3/10 10:42 A

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Never used Dreamfield simply because I can't find it. Would really like to try it.

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11/3/10 5:58 A

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Thank you Linda! Yes, have a bad allergy to soy. Will let everyone know when I receive an answer!

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11/2/10 9:17 P

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Scorpio, I had heard Dreamfields was regular pasta, - just goes through a special process which binds the carbs

I do believe I saw a "contact us" on thier site. Maybe you could send a message to ask about the soy/soy products. Are you allergic? If so, make sure you relay that info.

Good luck.

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11/1/10 10:48 A

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Try as I might I really don't like whole wheat pasta....but, I do like the dreamfields..

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11/1/10 7:57 A

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That rise in blood sugar may be due to the Somogyi effect... When a diabetic doesn't eat on schedule, the body experiences a hypoglycemic episode (low Blood glucose levels) and overreacts by releasing huge amounts of glycogen--so the liver releases a bunch of sugar into the blood stream to compensate. It can happen anytime you go for more than about 4 hrs without food... middle of the night for instance, resulting in morning highs, and any time you 'forget' a meal. A regular eating --and acivity-- schedule is another key to maintaining a natural control...

Keep asking questions, this is a good reminder for me! LOL

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11/1/10 7:49 A

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I have a problem with any kind of pasta. I just make my sauce chunky by adding onions, diced tomatoes, zucchini, celery, spinach, chicken etc. and eat it as a bowl of stew...No Pasta.

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11/1/10 6:02 A

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Does anyone know if Dreamfield uses soy or soy flour in its product? Tried to work through the Dreamfield site and couldn't find the actual ingredients. Thanks in advance!

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11/1/10 1:46 A

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I have also found Dreamfileds to be a better choice. My husband accepts it too and since I'm not cooking regular pasta, he seems happy to have an alternative.
Why glucose rises before a meal is a question. Like the bed time problem when you go to bed ok but get highs in the night or am. It sure is a mystery to me. I think alot depends on how the individual processes the food and which choices are made when. Perhaps his lunch or pm snack preferences are making his number's rise. In any case, I wouldn't call 99 high. I think that is a "good" reading!
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11/1/10 12:12 A

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We went with the Dreamfield pasta, and his 2 hour post level was only 128, the lowest yet!
What we don't know is why his pre-dinner count has been going up every day, even if he hasn't eaten anything in 4 or more hours since lunch. When you figure his pre-meal was 99, I guess tonight's dinner was good in that it only raised his BS by 29 points.
Someday we might have all this figured out, but doesn't look like it will be anytime soon, that's for sure!

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10/31/10 8:47 P

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Mary - good for you for deciding to do whatever you can to avoid dialysis. I know a man who is diabetic and even when he went into kidney failure refused to buckle down. Kept eating potatoes, cake, etc., etc and saying, "Oh, I'll find a donor." Two years later, no donor. Dialysis 3 times a week. Probably will be dead in 2 more years. He's 55. A waste of a life in my opinion.

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i follow that diet because i was in 4th stage at the doors of dialysis (and i am not going there) and it's so strict as to be amost impossible to follow but i did and went from 4th stage back to normal and i stay on it for the most part because it is chronic NOT GOING TO DIALYSIS so with one kidney and a nephrologist and keeping up with the function in the blood tests i say go for whatever you can
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you do have a nephrologist and get tested every few months right??
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

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10/31/10 8:17 P

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Dreamfield taste like regular pasta . I can not stand the wheat nor can anyone else in my family. The dreamfield in my family's opinion is not as tender as others but still taste good

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10/31/10 8:13 P

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Wow this sounds like a tough thing to follow. I have only one kidney but it is functioning well so I was told I don't have to eliminate anything. Do you think this is right?

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wow that would be great but all dairy products are on the list and those leafy greens especially kale and spinach and turnip greens and stuff are no=nos because ofthe high phosphorous levels and it leaves only a few things because itis low sodium, low potassium and low protein on top of the low phosphorous..but not having to do dialysis helps me stay the course for sure as i try daily to find food to eat that isn't the same old same old..the stuff i miss most milk and cheese and nuts
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TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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10/31/10 7:53 P

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Mary - That's interesting that as kidney patient pasta is on the "don't eat". I didn't get good control over my blood sugar levels until I cut out pasts (all grains). I think the majority of diabetics would do a whole lot better without grains. More and more physicians who keep up with the research are coming to the same conclusion. Eliminate the grains and all processed foods; eat green leafy veggies, meat, eggs, cheese and good fats.

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i use insulin and it takes my numbers 3 sometimes 4 hours to peak and be remedied by the insulin but then as a kidney patient i am not allowed pasta anyway lolthe lady mary

TODAY IS LIFE THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

there is no cause when there is no effect km

i can do that, but not on a tuesday
for that is my day of thrust in the opposite direction -
off the starboard bow
over the hurdles,
and down the shute.

last is just the slowest winner. c.hunter boyd

people often say that motivation doesn't last. well neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. zig ziglar

if i stitch fast enough do


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A word of caution about "good numbers" after eating Dreamfield and whole wheat pastas.

The one- and two-hour glucose test results may look good, but also check at three hours post meal. In a good percentage of diabetics, the peak number doesn't show up until then for various reasons.

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Dreamfields is not whole wheat (so far as I have been able to tell anyway) but it goes through a process in the manufacture which binds the effective carbs - thereby making it a much better choice for diabetics.

However, I have also heard that if it is overcooked, that can release some of those carbs and it becomes more like regular pasta. So watch the pot well and don't let it overcook.

Of course, in the long run, it is by experimentation and testing that you determine your tolerances.

Let us know how it goes....

P.S. I bought sometimes use spaghetti squash in place of the noodles. Only difference is the noodles, everything else (sauce) is the same. Just a thought.

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i like the barilla pasta...

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Dreamfield's is definitely better. Much lower glycemic index, plus it tastes better. Here's more info www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/diabetes-di
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I don't like the taste or texture of whole wheat pasta but I do like Barilla Plus.
Think it is a whole grain.
I had excellent numbers after dinner with Barilla Plus so it didn't matter that I wasn't eating the whole wheat.
Never tried Dreamfield but if it is whole grain... give it a try !!!
There is a whole wheat frozen roll that is excellent. Sister Somebody is the name of it. Found in the frozen food section. I can eat them and my blood sugar is fine.
I have also made muffins and in place of regular flour I use whole wheat and they have turned out just fine and my numbers have been great.
Experiment....

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I've got a box of each in the cupboard and am debating which to use for dinner tonight. What has been your experience as to which causes LESS of a rise in your blood sugar? We've had both and prefer the taste and texture of Dreamfield, but at this point, getting sugar levels under control is more important than the taste.

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