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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

BEWARE OF SUGAR IN FRUIT JUICE

Diabetics, especially, must be very careful with fruit juices. There are so many juice beverages today and many are full of extras. Most are no longer 100% juice. While even 100% juice can have a high sugar content, these others are often loaded with added sugars. For example, if the nutrition label on your juice says "fructose" or "high fructose corn syrup", you know you are getting added sugar. Be very careful with juices!