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Old 05-11-2004, 06:44 PM
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Hi,
My boyfriend has diabetes type 1. He is very active, and if it wasn't
for frequent hypos nobody would know that he had it.

I have tried to help with the hypos by making very "balanced" GI food
for him, e.g. some fast and plenty of slow carbs in all meals.

I recently got an ice cream maker as a gift and have had lots of fun
making home-made ice cream! Now I want to make some ice cream for Brian!

He says his favourite flavour is rum & raisin.
I made a batch which tastes fantastic. It contains the following:

2 egg yolks, 1.5 cup of cream, 0.5 cup molasses, 0.75 cup sweetener,
pinch of salt, 0.5 cup raisins, 1 cup coconut milk and 5 bottle hats of
dark Rum.

Obvviously this is not healthy, but it tastes fabulous and everyone
deserves a treat from time to time!

My questions:
Is my ice cream likely to be high, medium or low GI? (I can't even guess!)

Am I fooling myself to think that it makes a difference to a diabetic
whether I use a mix of sweetener,fruit sugar and molasses rather than
normal white caster sugar?

I use the above mix for baking as well.

I feel as if I would almost poison my boyfriend if I was go cook things
with sugar in it! I'd hate for him to have to take a special injection
just for enjoying a treat.

Any thoughts on this appreciated!

Jo


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Old 13-11-2004, 06:09 PM
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Johanna wrote in message
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PJ,
Thanks for the tip, I won't make that ice cream again ;-)
I'll your tip instead. Good thing you listed a product that is available
in the UK - I have seen Splenda in the shops.

I thought that molasses might be lower GI being 'un-refined'.. ?
I haven't been able to find out... Do you know anything about it?

I am really worried about my boyfriends frequent hypos and unstable
blood sugar - I am not sure if his problems are caused by him not giving
diabetes enough attention (eating right, taking correct injections),
or if it is just bad luck/inevitable... What do you think? Is there
anything I can do to help?

Regards
Jo



I have been very sucessful in controling my Diabetes by reducing the amount
of Carbs in my diet.
If I limit the carbs to less than 100 grams a day my blood sugar is close to
normal.
Find out all you can about low carbing.

PJ



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Johanna wrote in message
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PJ,
Thanks for the tip, I won't make that ice cream again ;-)
I'll your tip instead. Good thing you listed a product that is available
in the UK - I have seen Splenda in the shops.

I thought that molasses might be lower GI being 'un-refined'.. ?
I haven't been able to find out... Do you know anything about it?

I am really worried about my boyfriends frequent hypos and unstable
blood sugar - I am not sure if his problems are caused by him not giving
diabetes enough attention (eating right, taking correct injections),
or if it is just bad luck/inevitable... What do you think? Is there
anything I can do to help?

Regards
Jo



I have been very sucessful in controling my Diabetes by reducing the amount
of Carbs in my diet.
If I limit the carbs to less than 100 grams a day my blood sugar is close to
normal.
Find out all you can about low carbing.

PJ



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Old 18-11-2004, 04:22 AM
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PJ - I'm betting you are a Type 1. I don't think that works the same in
T1's as it does in T2's.



Peanutjake wrote in message
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I have been very sucessful in controling my Diabetes by reducing the

amount
of Carbs in my diet.
If I limit the carbs to less than 100 grams a day my blood sugar is close

to
normal.
Find out all you can about low carbing.

PJ




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Old 18-11-2004, 04:22 AM
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PJ - I'm betting you are a Type 1. I don't think that works the same in
T1's as it does in T2's.



Peanutjake wrote in message
...

I have been very sucessful in controling my Diabetes by reducing the

amount
of Carbs in my diet.
If I limit the carbs to less than 100 grams a day my blood sugar is close

to
normal.
Find out all you can about low carbing.

PJ






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Old 18-11-2004, 08:15 AM
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On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:22:52 -0600, "Deb"
wrote:

PJ - I'm betting you are a Type 1. I don't think that works the same in
T1's as it does in T2's.



Peanutjake wrote in message
...

I have been very sucessful in controling my Diabetes by reducing the

amount
of Carbs in my diet.
If I limit the carbs to less than 100 grams a day my blood sugar is close

to
normal.
Find out all you can about low carbing.

PJ



Hi Deb

Chiming in, although I know PJ is more than capable of answering - and
will.

I'm type 2. I don't actually "low-carb", but I do "low-spike". I've
found that sometimes that's the same thing. I can't guarantee that
low-carbing will improve your BGs if you are T2, but I can guarantee
that high-carbing will make you spike and increase your HbA1c.

I follow the testing advice from Jennifer at
http://www.alt-support-diabetes.org/NewlyDiagnosed.htm.

Are you T1 or T2?


Cheers, Alan, T2 d&e, Australia.
Remove weight and carbs to email.
--
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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Deb wrote in message
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PJ - I'm betting you are a Type 1. I don't think that works the same in
T1's as it does in T2's


You lose. I am Type 2.
Low Carbing has saved my life.

I don't eat rice, potatoes or pasta.
I drink diet soda, eat low carb bread and low carb ice cream.

PJ




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