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  • #10039

    Anonymous

    My friends daughter is 11 and has had diabetes since she was 2. At the moment she uses the Novopen and her bloods are often raised after coming home from school. Her doctor has said not to have any carb after school but she is hungry. What foods would you turn to? Ideally no carb, low calorie? How do/did you satisfy your food cravings?

  • #13575

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Pork scratchings – wildly unhealthy, high fat, filling – but no carbs!

    Fruit is a good option I guess – lowish carb but nice and filling. I love a nice orange of an evening!

  • #13476

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Pork scratchings – wildly unhealthy, high fat, filling – but no carbs!

    Fruit is a good option I guess – lowish carb but nice and filling. I love a nice orange of an evening!

  • #13577

    Annette A
    Participant

    I make biscuits using soy flour.they are virtually carb free (about 1.5 per biscuit) so I can have a couple whenever I fancy a treat (they freeze well and can be eaten straight out of the freezer)

  • #13478

    Annette A
    Participant

    I make biscuits using soy flour.they are virtually carb free (about 1.5 per biscuit) so I can have a couple whenever I fancy a treat (they freeze well and can be eaten straight out of the freezer)

  • #13579

    lizz
    Participant

    Fruit has a huge amount of carbs which go almost straight into the blood – especially orange! How could you suggest that! The GI of an orange is massive. In fact, I never eat them for this reason.

    I’d do nuts. Rich in good fats, protein and fibre, but low in carbohydrates. Protein satisfies hunger pangs longer than anything else. Almonds are best. But might be a bit bitter for a child. Macadamias, brazils, walnuts, pecans are all good choices. Avoid peanuts, they are not a good thing to eat, they aren’t really nuts and can contain unpleasant products of a fungus called aflatoxins.

    Rice cakes contain almost no carbohydrate – one with almond butter (not peanut butter) on should keep her ok for a while.

  • #13480

    lizz
    Participant

    Fruit has a huge amount of carbs which go almost straight into the blood – especially orange! How could you suggest that! The GI of an orange is massive. In fact, I never eat them for this reason.

    I’d do nuts. Rich in good fats, protein and fibre, but low in carbohydrates. Protein satisfies hunger pangs longer than anything else. Almonds are best. But might be a bit bitter for a child. Macadamias, brazils, walnuts, pecans are all good choices. Avoid peanuts, they are not a good thing to eat, they aren’t really nuts and can contain unpleasant products of a fungus called aflatoxins.

    Rice cakes contain almost no carbohydrate – one with almond butter (not peanut butter) on should keep her ok for a while.

  • #13582

    Alison
    Keymaster

    I always had raw veg for low carb food as a child, and still do now. A chunk of cucumber, some tomatoes (let’s not get onto whether they’re a fruit or a veg), a raw carrot, maybe some cheese/cottage cheese, stick of celery (with philidelphia if you want to liven it up).

  • #13483

    Alison
    Keymaster

    I always had raw veg for low carb food as a child, and still do now. A chunk of cucumber, some tomatoes (let’s not get onto whether they’re a fruit or a veg), a raw carrot, maybe some cheese/cottage cheese, stick of celery (with philidelphia if you want to liven it up).

  • #13584

    Annette A
    Participant

    Really? I’ve never had problems with oranges, and I eat them all the time. But I was told that they are among the hardest to actually digest, so maybe its my poor digestion working for me for once…
    If you’re doing nuts (a good choice, I’d agree), watch out for pistachios as well. They can cause minor allergic reactions if you eat too many (and how many too many is you don’t know until you’ve eaten it…) Try cashew nut butter as an alternative to almond nut butter (if you dont want to eat peanuts – I have no problems, but as Lizz says, some people cant/wont) – also works lovely on celery…

  • #13485

    Annette A
    Participant

    Really? I’ve never had problems with oranges, and I eat them all the time. But I was told that they are among the hardest to actually digest, so maybe its my poor digestion working for me for once…
    If you’re doing nuts (a good choice, I’d agree), watch out for pistachios as well. They can cause minor allergic reactions if you eat too many (and how many too many is you don’t know until you’ve eaten it…) Try cashew nut butter as an alternative to almond nut butter (if you dont want to eat peanuts – I have no problems, but as Lizz says, some people cant/wont) – also works lovely on celery…

  • #13587

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Oranges aren’t a problem for me either – hence me suggesting them. Won’t be the first area in which your diabetes may vary!

  • #13488

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Oranges aren’t a problem for me either – hence me suggesting them. Won’t be the first area in which your diabetes may vary!

  • #13588

    Alison
    Keymaster

    Oranges are fine for me too, although I would always bolus for at least 15g CHO for one so wouldn’t count it as a low carb snack.

  • #13489

    Alison
    Keymaster

    Oranges are fine for me too, although I would always bolus for at least 15g CHO for one so wouldn’t count it as a low carb snack.

  • #13590

    Anonymous

    …I love peanuts me. LOVE EM.

  • #13491

    Anonymous

    …I love peanuts me. LOVE EM.

  • #13592

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I love peanuts too! Hurrah for peanuts!

  • #13493

    Tim
    Keymaster

    I love peanuts too! Hurrah for peanuts!

  • #13595

    lizz
    Participant

    Oh, I love them. But they are VERY prone to growing mould.

  • #13496

    lizz
    Participant

    Oh, I love them. But they are VERY prone to growing mould.

  • #13598

    Anonymous

    Not round my house they’re not!
    Yrs Greedily

  • #13499

    Anonymous

    Not round my house they’re not!
    Yrs Greedily

  • #13600

    lizz
    Participant

    Lol!! They’d have it before they got to you! And you can’t tell…

  • #13501

    lizz
    Participant

    Lol!! They’d have it before they got to you! And you can’t tell…

  • #13601

    Anonymous

    Mmmmmmmm mouldy peanuts [slurp!]

  • #13502

    Anonymous

    Mmmmmmmm mouldy peanuts [slurp!]

  • #13625

    Anonymous

    I used to have fruit/oat/cereal bars which were a recipe from one of the diabetes cookbooks… Hmm. Why isn’t there a recipe section on the blog ;-)

    I now use fruit, healthy, healthy fruit…

    … When I can’t find pork scratchings that is

  • #13630

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Recipe section? We’ve got one right here http://betes.co.uk/recipes of course. ;-)

  • #13641

    Anonymous

    @tim…. very impressed to see recipe section but ….”.I love horses??” It did make me laugh.

    My friend thanks everyone for their response and her daughter is now happier eating some of the food suggested.

  • #13646

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Horses? I don’t know what you’re talking about…

  • #13651

    lizz
    Participant

    Horses are large mammals, which have been used for a very long time by humans as a way to travel more quickly. Nowadays they have been replaced by the car, but are still used in sport. I’m surprised you’ve never heard of them, Tim.

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