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    Diabetes Friendly Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

    MODERATORS...I hope that this doesn't get deleted as I really feel that it is some very useful information. But IF you do delete it my apologies.

    Hi Everyone. I thought I would share this with everyone.
    I have a diabetes educator that sends me information occasionally about things dealing with diabetes. Today sent me this one. Please I hope that everyone will check it out. It has some great recipes and it also has a suggestion on how to fill your plate. So that you can enjoy almost everything for your Thanksgiving meal. I think it is just filled with great information.

    http://www.diabeteseducator.org/expo...teResource.pdf
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    that is a great link.I also have diabetes among other things.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    By just looking at that picture of the plate with the food when you think about it...it looks like alot of food. I try to do have my plate with salads and veggies but sometimes it is really hard. But one thing I have always done in all my adult life is when we go out to eat at like Hometown buffet, I use only one plate and on that plate, I ALWAYS fill it up with a salad and then put my other choices AROUND that salad and so I can't overeat because there is no room for much. And I NEVER EVER EVER have dessert. Thats a personal choice as I do not like sweets, but I will usually fill up a salad plate with just a small salad as my desert. It works for me, it may not work for others. My husband thinks I'm crazy having salad for my desert while he eats 4 or 5 of those custard flan or whatever it is and ice cream. LOL
    There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

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    Holy crap, that's a lot of carbs! I suppose it's better than completely pigging out but wow.

    I'm so jealous of diabetics who can eat like that. lol

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    So am I. I definately don't eat all that. Most stuff for the holiday meals I don't like so its just a bit easier for me to eat less carbs.
    There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

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    Haha! Well I'm jealous about that, too, because I LOVE stuffing and mashed potatoes. LOL

    Fortunately I can have this version of stuffing anytime: http://genaw.com/lowcarb/stuffing_pie.html
    If you aren't familiar with that site, it has some amazing recipes.

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    Thanks for sharing! I would like to try that crustless pie

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    Many thanks for the pdf. Pumpkin pie is one of my favourites and of course - generally off limits!

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    Looks good for some, but my DH is diabetic and a lot of this we stay awy from. Carrots are very high in sugar. We do occasionally do a small sweet potato...no mashed potatoes...basically we stay away from the starches since they turn to sugar in the body. It has taken years to figure this out but even a lot of the drs have no idea and each diabetic is different in the way he or she metabolizes the food they eat. If it's someting he can only have a tablespoon of, I don't fix it....too much of a tease. Thanks for the link anyway. Wish we could go there.
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    I love Pumpkin Pie and am a diabetic. However, I make my usual recipe for the pie and only take a very small slice at a time. After I eat the pie, I will do something active for at least 15 minutes. Clean house, vacuum, play with the dogs, or just go for a walk around the neighborhood. After a full meal, a brisk walk feels good.

    Love the site and the recipe for Pumpkin Pie there. I will try it. (I can have a bigger slice!)
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    Thank you for sharing this. Recipes sound good. I make our green beans often with onion and garlic but will have to try adding the sliced almonds next time. I especially like the idea of the crustless pumpkin pie. I don't like the crust anyway. :-)

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    Thank you Airwick156. I am a diabetic and there are thousands of people who have it and don't know it. I don't know why doctors don't make that a yearly checkup - it's the A1C test. Thanks again.
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    I am also diabetic and the most important thing I have learned is to eat protein at every meal which seems to balance out the carbs. Try this and see if it doesn't keep your sugar lower.
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    Thank you so much for this guide. My husband and I are both diabetics and need all the help we can get. This will be a wonderfu help this year.
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    Thanks for posting this. I teach Medical Assisting and we cover diabetes and this is an excellent resource for the students.
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    thank you so much!!!

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    that is what I said....no diabetic I know would ever be able to eat that many carbs! The carrots alone would do me in for the day!

    Hopefully if you are diabetic you KNOW what you can/can not eat. Often times these educators are only passing on BOOK info and not trial tested facts.

    and the Protein should be HALF of the plate!

    It is about knowing YOUR body and understanding how different carbs effect you. THen use portion control!
    Never eat after 7pm, stay away from desert and alcohol, (caffeine for many) and you will be fine!

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    Thanks for sharing and it looks good too, but it Looks like I want be eating Turkey I only like the drumsticks, the other meat has to be coated in gravey and stuffing on rolls before I will eat it. I do love sweetpotato pie. Made a Casserole one year with only sliced apples and sliced yams, so simple the family loved it.
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    Thanks very much for that link, it was helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    that is what I said....no diabetic I know would ever be able to eat that many carbs! The carrots alone would do me in for the day!

    Hopefully if you are diabetic you KNOW what you can/can not eat. Often times these educators are only passing on BOOK info and not trial tested fact
    and the Protein should be HALF of the plate!

    It is about knowing YOUR body and understanding how different carbs effect you. THen use portion control!
    Never eat after 7pm, stay away from desert and alcohol, (caffeine for many) and you will be fine!
    Thanks for confirming my findings about all this. If I were to fix this for DH I would kill him. I know everyone is different, but please don't say this is diabetic cooking/recipes when it is full of sugar, starches, alcohol sugars and all those "ose" ingredients.....all that is pure sugar for some. I stopped taking Healthy Cooking and Diabetic Cooking because they were full of all these things and never listed the sugars and starches for their recipes...how bad is that!

    Please be very careful out there!
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    Hugs,
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