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I am borderline type-2 (sometimes called adult onset diabetes), where I am maintaining my glucose levels through diet and alleged exercise. My goal is to put off having to control my sugars through medication for as long as possible. Sure I take aspirin and a daily ace inhibitor, but that is more preventive than management.

So I went to the grocery store this past weekend, armed with a $200 gift card (see the CC forum for more details), and proceeded to stock up on foods I can eat. I try to buy by label, focusing on items with carb content within my 60g/meal diet. My goal is to satisfy my hunger without exceeding my limits. (BTW, my cholesterol is in great shape, so I am less {but not completely un) concerned about calories and fat content).

So here is what I bought at the grocery store. 24 cans each of Diet Vanilla Coke, Diet Cherry Coke, Diet Root Beer (Barques), Diet Coke with Lemon (and even a six-pack of diet cream soda). I also bought 6 bottles each of diet snapple and low-carb flavored water for after trips on my treadmill, a bottle of wine and 2 six-packs of Zima.

In terms of substance, I bought some pre-cooked meals ready to eat (Meatloaf, beef tips in gravy, chicken casserole, barbecue), and my absolute favore, Bubba Burgers. I bought some Natures Own reduced carb bread (7 grams per slice), sandwich meat, and gourmayo for work lunches, 4 6-packs of sugar-free jello cups, one 6-pack of no-sugar-added applesauce (12g/cup), and 2 4-packs of Dole sugar-free fruit gels (13g/cup).

I also bought some stuff that falls under the "It's OK if your responsibile" category. I was forced into a 6-pack of Oreo Jello pudding cups (26g/cup), a box of Klondike no-sugar-added ice cream sandwich bears (24g/which), and a container of Eddy's no-sugar-added Neopolitan ice cream (13g/half cup). Usually I get home about 7:30pm and eat dinner. I take a softdrink and desert around 11pm (3 hours after dinner) before bed.

So how do you food shop for diabeties?
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