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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CARBS TO PROTEIN RATIO FOR DIABETICS

Diabetics should generally eat snacks and meals having one-third as many proteins as carbs! For example, if you have a snack that contains 21 grams of carbs you want to balance that with 6 to 8 grams of protein. This is not a hard and fast rule but something that should be done as often as possible. It will help you control your blood sugar in almost all cases.This is what I was taught years ago and  I have successfully controlled my diabetes by following this rule and taking a 500 mg metformin for almost 12 years.