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    Senior Member BDor's Avatar
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    Need Help

    My husband had just found out he is diabete and I need recipes and help with meal planning.

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    There are LOTS of recipes online. There are also lots of groups and classes that help guide meal planning. I've pretty much deleted sodas (of any kind) and changed sweets to fruits (fresh when in season). And I do much more exercising - mostly walking. Good luck, it does get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDor View Post
    My husband had just found out he is diabete and I need recipes and help with meal planning.
    Bdor

    ditto on the suggestion to Google for recipes online.
    Also, check out the Diabetes website.

    A referral to a Dietitian would be a good start for both you and your husband. S/He would be able to help you understand/learn more about diabetes and how to adapt your lifestyle, food choices and meal planning to work for you.
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    Once you figure out WHAT he will be eating, familiarize him with your measuring cups. Most men don't know what a half cup looks like, unless they cook. My husband still pulls out the 1/2 cup measure for cereals, even though he's been watching his portions for a couple of years.
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    I have been diabetic for thirty-nine years since I was twelve years old. The best thing to do is to get a visit to a dietitian and get a fix on how much a serving actually is That is the hardest part

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    As the others have stated, always measure until both of you are familiar with actual portions. His doctor should be able to recommend a dietitian as well as give you some tips and pointers. Here is a good website to use for all kinds of information.

    www.diabeticlivingonline.com

    Good luck. It does get better. I am not diabetic, but haved lived around many my entire life and have cooked for several.
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    The dietician will also teach you how to read labels when you shop. This in itself is invaluable information. You wouldn't believe the hidden stuff in processed foods. Good luck with your search. Once you get the hang of it, you will BOTH benefit.

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    The best is with a dietician and they can tell him/you what amts he should have depending on his wgt. Does he have a diabetes monitor One Touch will let you go on there if you do and they will let you put in your info and they ask you online some Q's about what you like to eat they will make up a diet for him and he can go in and if they gave him a food he doesn't like he can click on it and they will give him choices. It's good to help him out they give a lot of info to you also. He'll mainly have to monitor carbs in any form. Sweets are allowed but you have to learn to swap foods for the amt of carbs/sweets. He'll be ok once he gets used to how much of each thing he can have and when. Good Luck. Sue

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    check with the education dept at yourlocal hospital they probalby offer diabetic classess once amonth .
    alos call their dietician, they will probably mail you some sample diets.

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    Check with your local Extension office. Ours has all kinds of free information and recipes as well as classes you can attend. The Home Economist in that office will also work with you and or your husband with eating/nutrition if you want them to.
    Also your local health department should have diabetic classes and information.
    Good luck!

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    I am diabetic too and had to buy a couple of diabetic cook books, but have tried converting regular recipes I like to be diabetic. You will get the idea when reading diabetic cook books. Something I learned from another diabetic, is to balance protein with carbs. So now every meal I make I am eating both. It is better to eat small meals, than 3 great big ones. I use Splenda, Agave syrup, honey for my sweetner. Just stay away from regular sugar and regulate your portions. You will also have to watch your fat intake too. Wal-mart has two sugar free cake mixes(choc. and white), along with two sugar free frostings. Like if you make a cake from scratch, sub part of the oil for applesauce. Learn to read labels because you will find lots of sugar in foods. Hope this helps.

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    Type 1 or 2? I have mine under control with Metformin and Onglyza. I can pretty much eat what I want in smaller quantities but for the first 2 years I really watched everything. It isn't as hard as it sounds at first. My sister was just diagnosed as Type 2 and she's doing fine with it now. Use the meter and check check check!!!
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    My sil real Archi bunker went when she was diagnosed with diabetes. 3 sessions and all she got out of it was 10 gold fish was a snack and 20 were a meal.

    Then she went back and dietician asked her what she was eating she said salads, then the dietician asked what kind of dressing was she using she said ," I don't know it comes in the package. ( pasta salad

    Then she said what else are you eating she said well I bag of candy a day or more but I am eating my salads." My poor other sil said I am sure what she is telling you is true. My poor sil could not leave fast enough.

    We have all tried to tell her but no way she knows it all. Always has. Got to love her.

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    Have any of you tried using Xagave for sweetner? It has a much lower glycemic index, it's natural, and it is a healthy sugar. It can be used for baking and cooking also. We have used it for pies and my husband uses it in his coffee. It does not have a strong taste at all.
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    Thank you all so much. This is taking some getting used to and an adjustment in my meal planning. We both have a sweet tooth and my DH loves chocolate!
    Several years I did the First Place diet plan at our church and it was based on the ADA dietary guidelines, so I found all my "stuff" from that(I never throw anything away). It has been a big help.
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