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helli

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Type 1
I notice a few comments about certain foods being "bad".

For me language is important to manage the mental health issues often associated with diabetes.
I think about "managing" diabetes because trying to "control" it will lead to failure.
Likewise, I avoid describing food as good or bad. Eating "bad" food can lead to guilt.
Instead, I consider why some food may not be suitable for me such as "cherries are high in carbs" and then I can chose to eat them or not without the guilt of doing or eating something "bad".

Maybe I am more sensitive to this than others but as, mental health issues are more common in people with diabetes, I hope these little tweaks can help if only by a small amount.
 

grovesy

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When this conversation has happened before, differnt people have different tolerances.
 

Drummer

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Sorry, I've got to retract my enthusiastic comment yesterday about the flaxseed crackers. When first out of the oven they tasted really good, however when they'd cooled down not so good, very dense and doughy. Perhaps I didn't get the egg whites stiff enough. They need some work doing on them, must get my thinking cap on. In essence they are ideal for low carbers, l gram per cracker, perhaps other contributors can offer a solution?
They might need to be cooked for longer at a slightly lower temperature to dry them out - ovens do vary so yours might be a bit high and so things look cooked when they could actually do with a bit longer to be heated through.
 

Molly M

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Just trying these - M&S have 2 flavours - one is M&S spanish chorizo crisps.jpgSerrano and Chorizo is the other one - 0.2g carbs per packet and cost £1.50 - 25g total weight of the packet. They are good I would say but you couldn't eat several packets as they are very filling. They do have some crunch to them - some are thicker than others. They are nothing like pork scratchings - nowhere near as hard.


M&S spanish serrano ham crisps.jpg
 

Molly M

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Just new at this so not sure if you would say these are a good snack/treat or not - I was just going by the carb amounts which is 7.6 per bar
 

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Molly M

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Along the lines of my post above - these are a different flavour and slightly higher in carbs - 9.6g per bar

These bars all taste great but some of the others are much higher in carbs
 

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Leadinglights

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Along the lines of my post above - these are a different flavour and slightly higher in carbs - 9.6g per bar

These bars all taste great but some of the others are much higher in carbs
They look pretty good and not too bad on carbs, generally they are quite filling. The Nature Valley protein bars are about the same but I just have a quarter with the afternoon cuppa.
 

JJay

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Type 1
Along the lines of my post above - these are a different flavour and slightly higher in carbs - 9.6g per bar

These bars all taste great but some of the others are much higher in carbs
Just a note - those figures are for the 40g bars. They also do 30g bars (often found in the "Free From" section) which are 5.7g for the Caramel, almond & sea salt and 7.2g for the Dark Chocolate, nuts & sea salt (my 2 favourites!). I find them just as satisfying as the larger ones and every little helps!
 

Molly M

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Just had this jelly which was good and I think the numbers seem OK. image1 (4).jpegimage0.png
 
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