Yes, I have type 2 diabetes. Yes, my husband has type 1 diabetes. That doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy cooking and eating. Yes, it means we have to watch the ingredient list and make some occasional substitutions.
When first diagnosed, it was a lot of trial and error with the blood glucose meter to find out what worked and what didn’t work to keep blood sugar levels under control. After four years, I know some of the answers. (I say “some” of the answers because anyone with diabetes will tell you that nothing is EVER certain when it comes to this chronic condition.) If I eat balanced meals and keep up with my best friend (also known as exercise), I stay well within the guidelines set by my endocrinologist.
I didn’t have to give up my subscription to Bon Appetit when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Sometimes I even poke around the desserts, as they aren’t completely off-limits. I just have to plan ahead and balance it out with exercise. For my husband, it means taking a bit more insulin to cover the sweet treats.
I can’t try to bust that myth enough – diabetes does not have to equal boring food.
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Thanks for the reminder that eating in a healthy way does not have to be boring.
Am glad that you are able to consume desserts even with the D.
Good Luck with the healthy eating!
Glad you have everything under control so you can enjoy good food and desserts. My father has diabetes and he can eat things too most of the times. Hey says it needs a lot of patience and consistency.
Great post! My hubby was a type II diabetic who has converted and been reclassified as a type I and we still eat fun food too.
First off, I love Bon Appetit! I love to cook and they do have some wonderful recipes. Secondly, I was diagnosed with insulin resistance last year and I’ve had to modify my diet some to accomodate this. Thanks for being a reminder that you can still enjoy great food even with restrictions!
That is awesome that you guys are still cooking and controlling your diabetes. I really enjoy cooking as well, but have to be careful because of my IBS so we are in similar situations. One of my hobbies has become finding new recipes I can eat and substituting healthier ingredients in dishes.
its great that you are able to control your diabetes and still enjoy foods… its all about being creative. I am not diabetic but a very close friend of mine and my father are and through them I know of a really great diabetes site that may be of interest to you to check out. its 1happydiabetic.com
Glad to hear this. There is diabetes on both sides of my family & I have a few of the early warning signs, so I try to be careful…