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silentsquirrel

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Type 2
I use a mix of milled flaxseeds, ground almonds and porridge oats.
Crumb;e is a very forgiving recipe, so experiment a bit and find out what suits you!
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
I use almond flour/ ground almonds. As they are sweeter than normal flour I don't add sugar or sweetener and make a mix of the flour, low sugar granola, seeds, and butter.
 

Jenny105

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Type 1.5 LADA
I use almond flour/ ground almonds. As they are sweeter than normal flour I don't add sugar or sweetener and make a mix of the flour, low sugar granola, seeds, and butter.
I've just ordered some almond flour. Crumble will be my first shot I think. We have hardly ever used sugar over many years so almond flour sounds great. Are their any other good ideas for almond flour? Type 2 so easy on the carbs
 

trophywench

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Type 1
Cake! LOL It will never be carb free, but it will certainly be lower carb than using normal self raising.
 

Jenny105

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Type 1.5 LADA
@trophywench . Cake ? I haven't made cake in a long time !! I could try with almond flour.
I'm confused as a newbie- Low carbs or no carb?. I'm working on approx 30gm carb or less per meal, at the mo. One reading a day - tho 2 taken if I want to test something eg hi carb brekkie the other day was 13. 2.
 

trophywench

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Making cake was only ever any good if you can get other people to eat the rest of it ! :D
 

Jenny105

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Type 1.5 LADA
Xmas cake was always my downfall...... Mmmmmm theres a thought . Oh dear. :rolleyes:
 

Leadinglights

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Type 2
@trophywench . Cake ? I haven't made cake in a long time !! I could try with almond flour.
I'm confused as a newbie- Low carbs or no carb?. I'm working on approx 30gm carb or less per meal, at the mo. One reading a day - tho 2 taken if I want to test something eg hi carb brekkie the other day was 13. 2.
Having NO carbs would be almost impossible so the best strategy is to find what you can tolerate, which sounds as if that is what you are doing. Testing before your meal and after 2 hours will give you a good idea if it was suitable.
If 30g per meal is not increasing your levels by more than 2-3mmol/l then it looks as if it is OK. Don't forget milk in drinks will add some to your daily total.
You may find the same number of carbs at different times of the day will not result in the same glucose levels. All designed to catch you out.
 

Felinia

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Type 2
I picked up a tip from a friend. She has made cake all her life, and when it is cold she cuts it into portions, then freezes it. When she wanted a piece, a quick blast in the microwave and warm moist cake. So that's what I do. My current favourite is an almond coconut recipe.
 

helli

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Type 1
I picked up a tip from a friend. She has made cake all her life, and when it is cold she cuts it into portions, then freezes it. When she wanted a piece, a quick blast in the microwave and warm moist cake. So that's what I do. My current favourite is an almond coconut recipe.
I usually make my cake in muffin cases rather than a big cake so I can defrost a cake at a time.
I had carrot cake muffin for breakfast this morning.
 

Jenny105

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Type 1.5 LADA
That's reminded me , my naughty birthday cake is frozen. I'll have a small piece on Oct 2nd to celebrate 1 month on.
 

Jenny105

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1.5 LADA
I usually make my cake in muffin cases rather than a big cake so I can defrost a cake at a time.
I had carrot cake muffin for breakfast this morning.
That sounds good. I could try carrot, nuts, & milled nuts /soya yog topping frozen
 

Jenny105

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1.5 LADA
Having NO carbs would be almost impossible so the best strategy is to find what you can tolerate, which sounds as if that is what you are doing. Testing before your meal and after 2 hours will give you a good idea if it was suitable.
If 30g per meal is not increasing your levels by more than 2-3mmol/l then it looks as if it is OK. Don't forget milk in drinks will add some to your daily total.
You may find the same number of carbs at different times of the day will not result in the same glucose levels. All designed to catch you out.
:cool: My nurse asks me to do one reading a day at various times through the week. To clarify Im not type 1.5 as i understand it. But I do do extra for my own purpose eg 13.2 for an over the top carb filled breakfast.!
 
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