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Hi, just found this board and have a few questions.
I am not diabetic, however, I do have low blood sugar. My SO is diabetic. Both of us have problems with our feet burning when we walk very much. Usually when he checks his sugar at those times his sugar is high. Do any of you have this problem?
The dr. started SO on pills for the condition but I hate taking pills and have put both of us on a diet and the blood sugar stays right where it is supposed to be unless we cheat. We actually only cheat about once a week. What I am telling you this for is because I am looking for more recipes to make that won't cause the sugar to go up and was hoping to get some ideas from you folks. We eat brown rice, lots of veggies but not the high sugar ones like corn. We eat beef, chicken, veal but no pork. We eat only rye bread and very little of that. I can't think of any good desserts, which SO loves, except sugar free puddings. So any help would be appreciated. Thanks.....blue
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Hi Blue!!!

There's actually a lot of recipes out there for diabetics. If you want cookbooks for diabletics, Amazon has a few and I can recommend Patti La Belle's new book. She uses a lot of Splenda. It doesn't break down like Sweet n' Low does. Especially in baking. Her brownie recipe is actually quite good.
Also there's a lot of cooking sites on the net. Just put Diabetic Recipes in the search engine of your choice.

Hope this helps. :o)

Apathy4All

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If you have consistently low blood sugar (outside the 70-110 range), why do you believe you do not have diabetes? Diabetes is not necessarily just high blood sugars - it is the inability of the body to correctly manage insulin and blood sugar levels.

Of course, I could be completely wrong. I would listen to your doctor and nutritionist.
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Blueberry, with all due respect, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, chances are, it IS a duck.

If you are both experiencing similar symptoms, especially in your feet, chances are you may be either diabetic or borderline. There is also pre-diabetic-hypoglycemic. There are a number of naturopathic techniques that can affect your condition(s) in positive ways and are no more difficult to follow than diet and exercise techniques.

For example, the biggest no-nos for diabetics are fruit juices and sodas. My health care provider's diabetes instructors said anything else was ok, in moderation, even dessert. Consume desserts WITH your meals, as part of your carbohydrate component, not hours later. I'm trying to put together the info I've garnished into a new web page on my site, but in the meantime I can say some of the suggestions include A.L.A. for nerve degeneration in the feet and chromium picolinate or GTF chromium once a day for blood sugar regulation. Other supplements include ginseng, enzymes, and evening primrose oil.
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I am looking for more recipes to make that won't cause the sugar to go up and was hoping to get some ideas from you folks.


There is a recipe index on the low carb board that has some good sugar free desserts on it.

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19292459

Hope this helps,
Susan
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