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Diabetic Vegetarian's


Diabetic Vegetarian's

This group is for all diabetic that are vegetarian's or wanting to become a vegetarian,and willing to share ideals for food that help keep blood sugar down also good recipes and even healthy smoothies.

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2013

Diabetes Forum

Eating right as a vegetarian

Started by Lynne Pooh. Last reply by Zoe May 6, 2013. 7 Replies

One of my sparkpeople friends,told my something that I didn't think of,she said that you have to be very careful with what your eating as a vegetarian.Because you can gain weight by eating to…Continue

Breakfast Ideas?

Started by LaMejo. Last reply by emckechnie Apr 30, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello vegetarian friends!Now that I"m wearing a CGM I see how bad my breakfast affects my numbers - the spike is really bad.I usually have 1/3 cup of no-sugar muesly mix with some blueberries, some…Continue

were you a vegetarian before you were a diabetic? if so how long?

Started by HannaPancreaticallyChallenged. Last reply by catlover Jun 4, 2012. 3 Replies

I have been a vegetarian since grade 7. Which is nearly 5 years now. I was only diagnosed with type 1 six weeks ago. About a month before my 17th birthday.Continue

Low Carb, High Protein, Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes & Ideas

Started by Windy. Last reply by lisa c Apr 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi!No more meat for me... well for a while now. But, BUTT, my butt and the rest of me has gained back the 20 lbs I lost when I cut out processed food. I am still not eating processed food (and will…Continue

Tags: high-protein, dana-carpender, no-meat, low-carb, vegetarian

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Comment by lisa c on May 22, 2010 at 5:38pm
theres a great site for

Easy to gain if you go overboard on breads, but so many wonderful grains, beans, vegies, nuts....etc.
Comment by boedica on May 22, 2010 at 3:11pm
i don't actually identify as a vegetarian, but i eat as one....if that makes sense. periodically i will eat organic free range beef.... but the rest of the time i eat alternatives. i also have celiac, so most 'fake' meats are beans and tofu, tvp and high-protein grains like quinoa and amaranth are my options.
Comment by catlover on March 6, 2010 at 10:26am
Hi David, I probably eat like you ( I call myself a semi-vegetarian . I tell people when they ask what I eat that I do not eat anything that ever walked on 4 legs. What kind of protein did you eat when you were completely vegetarian ?
Comment by David on March 6, 2010 at 9:51am
I was a vegetarian for 20 years but started eating meat (poultry and fish) again when I couldn't control my blood sugars for several years. This was becasue I was misdiagnosed as type 2 vs type 1. Eating meat again was honestly the hardesst thing I have ever done in my life (I became vegetarian for ethical reasons) but I feel physically better when eating meat (and I ate plenty of protein when completely veg). I guess I'm what you call a flexitarian. I mainly eat vegetarian but I sometimes do eat non-veg even though it's not my real preference. I'm still sensitive to vegetarian issues so if me being a meat eater is offensive to those here, let me know. I thought I would join since I enjoy eating vegetarian and have lots of expereince eating vegetarian and also while being diabetic.
Comment by catlover on March 4, 2010 at 6:15pm
wendy- I haven't posted any recipes on the group. Hope you like the squash.
Comment by catlover on March 4, 2010 at 8:19am
Here is the way to make spag. squash. They are oval and yellow. Cut off the stem from the end, then cut the squash lengthwise thru the middle i of it. Scoop out the seeds ( as best you can) and put to on a large microwaveable plate and heat for 10-15 min on high. Take it out (it will be VERY hot) and let it sit for about 10 min on the counter or table. Take a fork and with the tines (points of the fork) scrape down the inside of the squash. It will look just like spaghetti. I usually put the squash in a bowl and pour some pasta sauce over it (Heat it first.) There yo have low carb spaghetti, that tastes really good. Any questions, just get back to me.
Comment by catlover on March 3, 2010 at 7:16pm
I'll put it on tomorrow, if that's OK.
Comment by catlover on March 3, 2010 at 6:42pm
I just recently started making spaghetti squash. It is easy to make and is delicious and also low carb. (only 5 cards/ 1/2 cup.) I saw it made on Dlife by their chef. if anyone is interested let me know. I'll post the recipe.
Comment by catlover on March 3, 2010 at 5:58pm
Forgot to mention you need to use Rome Beauty apples. They don't fall apart when microwaved.
Comment by catlover on March 3, 2010 at 11:30am
The microwaved apple tastes even better if you sprinkle the top of it with cinnamon & nutmeg. Also add a little water to the dish. You first need to core the apple and peel the skin down about 1/3 of the apple. I make 3 or 4 at a time then just warm them up when I want to eat one. Delish !!!!

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