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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judy
KY
USA
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Posted - Sep 13 2018 :  08:05:29 AM  Show Profile

Do any farm girls here on the site deal with Type II Diabetes...

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Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  12:26:42 PM  Show Profile
I have Type I Diabetes and may be able to answer some questions.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  3:50:22 PM  Show Profile

Marie...Sorry that you have to deal with Diabetes also...Sometimes it just rough for the long haul...I have dealt with it now for a little over 5 years and it never seems to get easier...How do you handle the days when you just seem down and tired of dealing with it...

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Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  4:03:45 PM  Show Profile
I have dealt with this for 43 years so I am very familiar with this feeling. For me, taking care of the illness is something I do not neglect although I do take care of myself less well than I should at these times. I have a strong will to live. Because of that, I have sought help for my emotional problems. That could be a first step. Find a support group. I know they are out there. My sister, Audra Rose (Vanessa), lives in Kentucky and has always been able to cheer me up. For me, diabetes is just part of who I am and I really do not know who I would be if I no longer had it. Acceptance can be powerful for true well being.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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wildflower17
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judy
KY
USA
3043 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  7:36:50 PM  Show Profile

Bless your heart Marie!!! I feel so awkward for complaining when you have dealt with it for 43 years...It's just a never ending issue to deal with on a daily basis...I never thought of acceptance in that way...Maybe I need to rethink things and see if I can get that kind of perspective on the situation...Thanks for your comments...

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Judy

God Has Been So Good To Me!!!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"...

"Country Girl at Heart...Blessed Beyond Measure"!!!

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2018 :  7:59:48 PM  Show Profile
Send me a personal message if some the feelings are too personal. I will understand.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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fox
Farmgirl in Training

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Joanne
CA
USA
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Posted - Oct 30 2018 :  10:07:31 AM  Show Profile
I have been type II for a few years, and find the holidays particularly hard. Do you have good recipes for treats that are good tasting? A lot of the recipes for diabetics, I find, don't taste good. I also have a 10 year old nephew that is type I, is there some recipes that he might like?


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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2018 :  1:36:48 PM  Show Profile
I generally do not eat "diabetic" food or use "diabetic" recipes. I read how many carbs are in each serving and adjust the portions accordingly. When I bake, which I just love to do, I cut the sugar by 1/2 or 1/3 depending on the recipe. My rule is to eat in moderation at all times.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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fox
Farmgirl in Training

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Joanne
CA
USA
12 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2018 :  2:24:03 PM  Show Profile
I really love to bake and have avoided altogether eating most of the baked goods. I like the way you adjust the sugar and the portion size, a different approach from the classes I took when I first was diagnosed. I had one instructor who actually said eat whatever you want, and take insulin to adjust the blood sugar. Since I have had lots of family members with type I and type II, that was opposite from what I was taught for their care. I was wondering when you bake, does it change cooking times, or change the taste too much when you cut the sugar down? Do you use regular sugar? I have heard that some of the other sugars don't effect blood sugars like cane sugars? Have you tried any of these?

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3788 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2018 :  1:06:17 PM  Show Profile
I do not use alternative sugars because they are harmful to pets if ingested. I stay with the tried and true real food. Anything alternative is altered chemically and I believe natural is better. Do not be swayed by the "new" sweetners. They are trash in the body and are removed. The cooking times are not changed enough to make a difference. Perhaps more flour can be added to prevent the batter from getting too wet and not cooking all the way through. I am reluctant to change the temperature because baking depends on chemical reactions of the ingredients at a particular temperature. It is better to leave it in the oven for a little longer and check it frequently. The taste is not harmed by the lack of sugar and the flavor of other ingredients may be enhanced. Go ahead and use cane sugar. I have done a significant amount of experimentation with my sweet breads. If it is inedible, I just give it to the dog.


Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

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Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
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Posted - Nov 01 2018 :  09:01:22 AM  Show Profile
My grandson is type 1 and it has been a whole new world for us. My father was type 2. We controlled his with diet where with my grandson his is controlled with insulin. I don't profess to know much about either but dad was borderline diabetic so he did not take meds for it. I know there are some type 2's that do. It kind of drove me crazy that dad would eat all the fake food as I call it. The sweeteners and such. I would rather drink water than have to drink diet drinks. Dad cut back a lot on his baked goods. He didn't go without them completely and he was very good about checking his blood sugar. The one thing he loved was white potatoes and those he could have but in moderation. I bought a book called "Goods Carbs Better Carbs" and it was very helpful. That way he saw what he could have but also what was a better choice.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3788 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2018 :  09:19:18 AM  Show Profile
Generally, if everyone would make the switch to complex carbohydrates (whole wheat, grains), we would all be much healthier. I am committed to eating REAL food that isn't made in a laboratory. I have also cut way back on processed foods and have gone almost completely organic. It is not more expensive as many people believe. I realized that I would have to change the way I prepare food to get the most from the organic ingredients I buy. So I am cooking and baking more from scratch and looking for deals on "ugly" vegetables (vegies which most would not buy because they are bruised) which will be excellent for soup. I have even spent about three years developing an excellent crockpot soup recipe which even Lowell (my macrobiotic DH) will eat. I also look for locally grown, in season fruits and vegetables. Nature is so abundant that we hardly need to look elsewhere.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8403 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8403 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2018 :  07:16:22 AM  Show Profile
Marie,
I love to hit our local farm markets this time of year. So much available to cook or can for later use.
I agree on the whole foods and carbs.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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fox
Farmgirl in Training

12 Posts

Joanne
CA
USA
12 Posts

Posted - Nov 06 2018 :  3:50:43 PM  Show Profile
I have heard that the non-gmo wheat is much better for diabetics. I'm not sure why, but I know the whole grains are much better. I have used dates instead of regular sugar and it doesn't seem to spike as much. I try to avoid synthetic sweetners as they are not good for us, and seem to really confuse the system. The other sweetners I'm wondering about were Stevia, Coconut Sugar, and does using honey make a difference instead of cane? I also love the farm markets, although a lot are closing up for the season now.

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