WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Friday, May 6, 2011

REMEMBER, CALORIES DO COUNT!

Remember, calories do count. There is a lot more to diabetic eating than eliminating or cutting back on sugar! Make it your goal to eat 3 meals daily that are around 400 calories each and 2 snacks, 1 in the morning and 1 mid-afternoon, of around 100-200 calories each. That is 1400 to 1600 calories a day. If you need more or less calories adjust proportionally. Do I do this everyday? The answer is no. But it is a goal that I often accomplish. Check out this handy chart of calories and protein items. Not all protein comes from meat!