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Dill Pickle At Bedtime?

Dill Pickle At Bedtime?

My mother has been a (skinny) Type 2 diabetic since she was 30. She swears that a dill pickle before bed controls her DP. Anyone heard of this and has tried it? I am not a big pickle fan but would try it. I think it is the acidity. I have heard green apple, pickles, coleslaw. I think different things work for different people. Some find fat works better, peanut butter or cheese. I find for me I have to avoid all snacks after 8 pm or so or I will spike higher. DP is caused by our own hormones and the subsequent release of insulin. It is not caused by low bgs or not eating. If you don't have a good insulin response, DP will happen to most of us. A lot of us find depleting our glycogen through low carb diet or exercise often helps. 115 pounds, Breast Cancer dx'd 6/16, 6 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation 2000 metformin ER, 100 mg Januvia,Glimperide, Prolia, Gabapentin, Meloxicam, Probiotic with a Prebiotic, , Lisinopril, B-12, B-6, Tumeric, Magnesium, Calcium, Vit D, and Occuvite mostly vegan diet, low fat and around 125 carbs a day, walk 5-6 miles every other day and 1 hour of yoga and light weights. I eat pickles, despite the high salt content, but not in the late evening. I like pickled peppers, or gardenia on my salads. My wife does not like a kiss after I have a pickle. There is a lot of vinegar in pickles, and vinegar is rumored to lower BG. A cucumber has 1 carb per ounce, so an average size cucumber has several carbs. On my dill pickle jar it says zero carbs for the cucumber pickles. What happened to the carbs? Were they neutralized by the vinegar? Type 1 for 72 years. Using the MM 630g pump, and Dexcom G5. A1c=6.1 Continue reading >>

Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe

Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe

Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe from the diabetic recipe collection at InformationAboutDiabetes.comIngredients: 2.00 c Cucumber slices (1/8" thick0.50 c Thin onion slices0.50 Clove garlic (1/4 tsp pwdr)1.00 tb Pickling salt1.00 c Ice cubes (or more)0.50 c Cider vinegar0.50 c Water0.75 ts Mustard seed (1/2 tsp dry)0.50 ts Celery seed0.25 ts Tumeric8.00 ts Sugar equiv. liquid sweeten Liquid artificial sweetener equivalent - see packagedirections for your product. Tested with 1/4 amount ofSugarTwin June/93 by E.R. and taste tested by 4 familymembers. Tumeric gives the pickles quite a brightcolor.Combine cucumber, onion and garlic in a glass bowl.Sprinkle with pickling salt. Cover with ice cubes.Let stand in a cool place, at least 6 hours orovernight.Drain well. Combine vinegar, water, mustard seed,celery seed and tumeric in a large saucepan. Bring toa boil; add drained cucumber mixture; return to a boiland cook 2 min. Discard garlic clove. Stir insweetener. Spoon into hot sterilized jars. Wipe jarrims. Seal. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.Makes about 2 cups, each serving 1/4 cup (1++ Extra,not counted in meal plan) 2 g carbohydrate, 8 caloriesSource: Choice Cooking, Canadian Diabetes Association78 Bond Street, Toronto Ontario M5B 2J8 NC Press Ltd,Box 452 Station A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1H8 written1983, 16th printing 1991, also available in French.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Preparation Time: 0:00 Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe provided for you by InformationAboutDiabetes.com Is this Bread And Butter Pickles Recipe Suitable for Diabetics? This Bread And Butter Pickles recipe is part of our collection of healthy diabetic Bread recipes. Because we are ignorant of your particular diabetic problems & the advice your doctors have offered you, we can`t say for certain Continue reading >>

''free'' Foods For Diabetes

''free'' Foods For Diabetes

In diabetes meal planning , blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease . Since many foods contain carbohydrates, this can be a challenge. One must learn not only which foods contain carbohydrates , but how to control those portion sizesand divide the carbohydrate foods appropriately into meals and snacks for the day. Our Best Articles, Delivered Get expert advice on Diabetes from our coaches and trainers During this process of learning and planning, you mayalso hearabout "free foods."In the diabetes world, ''free''foodsare defined as foods (or drinks)that contribute a very small amount of carbohydrates and are also very low in calories. There are two categories of ''free'' foods. Category #1: Even thoughthis group iscalled "free," people with diabetes cannot eat them with reckless abandon (the name is slightly misleading). Rather, these foods are considered "free" because when eaten in specified portions, they do not need to be added to a person's allotted carbohydrate amount for a meal or snack. That's because these particular foods, although they may contain a small amount of carbohydrates, have a very minimal impact on blood sugar levels. In order for a food or drink to be in this category (and not count as a carbohydrate food in diabetes meal planning), it must contain fewer than 5 grams of carbohydrates and less than 20 calories per serving. These foods should be limited to no more than 3 servings per day, spread throughout the day. If all three servings were eaten at the same meal or snack, the food would in fact impact (raise) your blood glucose levels. Refer to the serving sizes listed in the charts below--not the food Continue reading >>

The Pickle (lover) Has Landed

The Pickle (lover) Has Landed

Pickles. Yum. Sweet pickles. Dill pickles. Bread and butter pickles. Half sours. Pickled eggs, pickled garlic, and pickled okra (not all at the same time). Yep. Im home. Got back last Friday afternoon. My refrigerator already had pickles in it although not all of the above. It will, by the end of the week, have pickled eggs in it, however. One of my nurses told me hed never seen a pickle on a patients tray at the hospital I was in. Then why do they put pickles on the menu? Why do hospitals do a lot of things? I had to request a chair so I could stop lounging around in bed and sit like a grown-up. Some complete strangers changed medications my docs and I had spent a lot of time choosing to get just the right drugs and dosages. The basal rates , insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio , and correction factors on my pump were changed. I was in a very tiny room with a half-bath I couldnt get into, so I requested a potty chair. It came up seven hours later. Can anybody out there hold it for seven hours? I cant. The chair didnt have anything on it to go into, anyway. My husband asked why, if I was having respiratory problems, wasnt a pulmonologist called in. Oh, I feel confident I can handle that, the doc said. I was then told to have my CPAP machine overnighted, and then take it to this place out of our way to have the CPAP converted to a BiPAP. You cant do that. So much for he knew what to do. They didnt want me to drive home (actually, my husband drove) without having a BiPAP. After finding out you cant convert one type of machine to another, did I go back to the hospital and confess? Heck, no! We came home sans BiPAP. I lived through it. Have I told you I was in the teaching hospital for a prestigious medical school? Well, I learned a few things, all right. This whole saga began w Continue reading >>

A Spoonful Of Vinegar Helps The Sugar Go Down

A Spoonful Of Vinegar Helps The Sugar Go Down

2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal even as part of a vinaigrette salad dressing—will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal. A Spoonful of Vinegar Helps the Sugar Go Down Carol Johnston is a professor of nutrition at Arizona State University’s East campus. When she started developing menus to help prevent and control diabetes, she began with a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet worked amazingly well, but it involved major changes from the way people usually eat. Johnston feared they would give up and start downing Twinkies in no time. She wondered if there was an alternative. Johnston struck gold while reading through some older studies on diabetes. Actually, she struck vinegar. Her studies indicate that 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal—perhaps, as part of a vinaigrette salad dressing—will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal. In people with type 2 diabetes, these spikes can be excessive and can foster complications, including heart disease In Johnston’s initial study, about one-third of the 29 volunteers had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, another third had signs that they could become diabetic, and the rest were healthy. The scientists gave each participant the vinegar dose or a placebo to drink immediately before they ate a high-carbohydrate breakfast consisting of orange juice, a bagel, and butter. A week later, each volunteer came back for the opposite premeal treatment and then the same breakfast. After both meals, the researchers sampled blood from the participants. Although all three groups in the study had better blood readings after meals begun with vinegar cocktails, the people with signs of future dia Continue reading >>

Glycemic Index For Dill Pickles

Glycemic Index For Dill Pickles

A plate of dill pickles on a table.Photo Credit: rojoimages/iStock/Getty Images Stephanie Lee began writing in 2000 with concentration on food, travel, fashion and real estate. She has written for Amnesty International and maintains three blogs. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.B.A. from Concordia University. The process of pickling cucumbers in a mixture of vinegar, herbs, salt and sugar results in a product commonly called pickles. The dill pickle variety, according to the New York Food Museum, is a favorite among consumers. Not only do dill pickles make a nutritious accompaniment in a sandwich or a salad, they also rank extremely low on the glycemic index scale. To determine the glycemic index of a food product, human subjects must ingest the product before researchers study its effect on blood-glucose levels. Linus Pauling Institute explains that test volunteers are administered 50g of a test food on any given day, followed by 50g of a control food, which contains an equal amount of carbohydrates as the test food, on a later day. Blood is drawn before consumption, as well as several hours after consumption at regular intervals, to note changes in blood-glucose levels. The results are plotted as a curve and the glycemic index is calculated by dividing the area beneath the curve post-consumption of the test food by the corresponding area of the control food. The glycemic index is a measure of a food product's ability to elevate blood-glucose levels. Foods with a minimal impact on blood-glucose levels have a glycemic index of 55 or less. Foods with a moderate impact on blood-glucose levels have a glycemic index of between 56 and 69. Food products with a glycemic index above 69 have a significan Continue reading >>

Quick Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

Quick Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

By ADW Diabetes | 2017-09-18T14:51:46+00:00 September 18th, 2017| Diabetes Recipes , Vegetables | 0 Comments 36 packets Equal or 3 tablespoons plus 1 3/4 teaspoons Equal for Recipes Place sliced cucumbers and garlic in a glass or crockery bowl. In a medium saucepan combine water, mustard seed, celery seed and turmeric. Bring to boiling. Add Onion and Carrots; cook 2 minutes. Add vinegar; bring just to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in Equal. Pour over cucumbers and garlic. Cool. Cover and chill at least 24 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal. ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes , an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. Cant I Just Give My Pet a Prescribe... by Dr . Joi Sutton The information on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own physician or other health professional. You should not use the information contained on this site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Information and statements regarding Continue reading >>

Best And Worst Foods For Diabetes

Best And Worst Foods For Diabetes

Your food choices matter a lot when you've got diabetes. Some are better than others. Nothing is completely off limits. Even items that you might think of as “the worst" could be occasional treats -- in tiny amounts. But they won’t help you nutrition-wise, and it’s easiest to manage your diabetes if you mainly stick to the “best” options. Starches Your body needs carbs. But you want to choose wisely. Use this list as a guide. Best Choices Whole grains, such as brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, millet, or amaranth Baked sweet potato Items made with whole grains and no (or very little) added sugar Worst Choices Processed grains, such as white rice or white flour Cereals with little whole grains and lots of sugar White bread French fries Fried white-flour tortillas Vegetables Load up! You’ll get fiber and very little fat or salt (unless you add them). Remember, potatoes and corn count as carbs. Best Choices Fresh veggies, eaten raw or lightly steamed, roasted, or grilled Plain frozen vegetables, lightly steamed Greens such as kale, spinach, and arugula. Iceberg lettuce is not as great, because it’s low in nutrients. Low sodium or unsalted canned vegetables Go for a variety of colors: dark greens, red or orange (think of carrots or red peppers), whites (onions) and even purple (eggplants). The 2015 U.S. guidelines recommend 2.5 cups of veggies per day. Worst Choices Canned vegetables with lots of added sodium Veggies cooked with lots of added butter, cheese, or sauce Pickles, if you need to limit sodium -- otherwise, pickles are okay. Sauerkraut, for the same reason as pickles -- so, limit them if you have high blood pressure Fruits They give you carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Most are naturally low in fat and sodium. But they tend to have more carbs Continue reading >>

Home Is Where The Pickles Are

Home Is Where The Pickles Are

When I said last week I would write more about doctors, little did I know what was about to transpire. Flying to a major US city to attend a meeting, I told the flight attendant a couple of times I was having trouble breathing. His reaction was along the lines of Uh-huh. Then I remember a brief moment of moving and the word ambulance. Nothing more until: Do you know where you are? Whats the date? Whos the vice president? And thus began my weeklong stay in a well-known east coast hospital. If its Tuesday, Im probably still there. At any rate, I missed the meeting. And I met a lot of docs. And, by the end of the week, I had questions of my own, such as: Theyre still using NPH? If I say I need to use the bathroom, why does it take seven hours to get a bedside potty there? Why isnt there a bucket on it? Is the prisoner next door dangerous? And last, but not least, why do I never get the dill pickles I request for my hamburger? Or perhaps that should be, Will I ever get out of here? They may have figured out I have private insurance and wanted to keep me! They certainly put up enough hoops for me to jump through. They took my insulin pump off in ICU. Hey, I can relate. I wasnt exactly what youd call conscious. From then until they handed it back over to me, I got injections of NPH. This was ordered by an endocrinologist. Then she messed around with my pump settings. I was not amused. I was running high. Because my blood pressure dropped low, they messed with those meds. My blood pressure ran high. Other meds I take on a regular basis just kind ofdisappeared. So what happened? First, you should know that Im terrified of flying. However, I like to go places, so I take an anti-anxiety drug when I fly. Have been for decades. This time, Id been prescribed a new drug for phantom Continue reading >>

Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles

You are here: Home / Appetizers & Snacks / Homemade Dill Pickles Have you ever tried making your own dill pickles? Its easier than you think. We have some pickle-loving people in our family. Well, everyone except the Grillmaster. There arent many things he wont eat, but pickles are one of them. Everyone else is crazy for the crisp, vinegary wonders. I prefer bread and butter pickles to dill. I like both sweet and tangy sensations. Not only could I polish off an entire jar of pickles in one sitting, I would strain and drink the juice too. My mother has been known to use sweet pickle juice for basting a ham and as a salad dressing. When my nephews (ages 11 and 8) visited a few weeks ago, the older one asked if we could make some dill pickles after we found a few giant cucumbers hiding under some weeds in the garden. It sounded like fun to me! Well, we were so busy bowling, skating, and hiking while they were here that we completely forgot about pickle-making until an hour before their grandparents arrived to pick them up. Somehow I didnt think that would be enough time. Id never made dill pickles before, so I filed it away as something to try one day. The next time I went grocery shopping, the most perfect pickling cucumbers were on sale. I took it as a sign. I made the pickles and took a couple of jars to my nephews and their sister. A couple of weeks later my sister-in-law sent me a picture of my 21-month-old niece happily eating one of my pickles. I think they were a hit. Please note these dill pickles arent canned with a water bath, so you must keep them refrigerated. Continue reading >>

9 Foods To Avoid When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

9 Foods To Avoid When You Have Type 2 Diabetes

1 / 10 Know What to Avoid Diabetes requires daily maintenance, including monitoring your blood sugar, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and of course staying on top of any complications with your heart, eyes, and other organs. Controlling your weight is another key aspect of managing type 2 diabetes. If you’re overweight, losing some weight — even just 10 to 15 pounds — can help improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and lower your blood pressure. A healthy diet for diabetes will help you manage your weight and lead you toward foods that have a positive effect on your glucose levels, while guiding you away from those foods that are likely to cause dangerous spikes in your blood sugar. Learn which nine foods you should steer clear of if you have type 2 diabetes. Continue reading >>

Homemade Pickles | Everydaydiabeticrecipes.com

Homemade Pickles | Everydaydiabeticrecipes.com

You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register Many of us love snacking on dill pickles or eating them alongside our burgers and sandwiches. The problem is, most already-made varieties are typically high in sodium. That's why it's always better to make your own Homemade Pickles. Not only do they taste fresher than fresh, but they're healthier for you, too! 4 Kirby or small cucumbers, unpeeled and cut in half In a large jar or bowl, place cucumbers, onion, garlic, and dill. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, water, celery seed, and salt; mix well. Pour over cucumber mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 days before serving. Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox! We were unable to sign you up - please try again. I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it. We are sorry. There was an error tyring to post your rating and review. Your comment will appear after our editors have had a chance to review it. Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share! I love pickles. I have not eaten any since I was told to cut back on the sodium because of high blood pressure. This sounds very easy to make. Can I substitute the fresh dill for dried dill and if so how much should I use? Maybe I should grow my own dill. I know my grocery store does not have it. Continue reading >>

Drinking Pickle Juice: Good Or Bad?

Drinking Pickle Juice: Good Or Bad?

Pickles have been considered a health food for centuries. Julius Caesar is said to have fed them to his troops to boost strength, and Cleopatra favored them as a beauty aid. The juice from pickles is also thought to have several health benefits and uses. It's claimed to enhance exercise performance, help control blood sugar and more. However, it's also high in salt. So is pickle juice really as healthy as it's claimed to be? This article sets the record straight. What is pickle juice? Pickles are said to date back to 2030 B.C., when cucumbers were preserved by travelers journeying from India to the Tigris Valley. Pickling requires three main ingredients: cucumbers, salt and water. The cucumbers are fermented by Lactobacillus bacteria, which normally cover the cucumber's skin. However, these beneficial probiotic bacteria are usually removed during commercial processing, and vinegar is added instead. After several weeks of curing, the cucumbers have transformed into pickles and are ready to eat. The juice is what remains once the pickles are removed. Bottom line: Pickling is a simple way to preserve cucumbers and other foods using salt, water and sometimes vinegar. Nutrients in pickle juice Here's what you can expect to find in 3.5 oz (100 ml) of pickle juice (1): Carbs: 0.4 grams. Calcium: 1-5% of the RDI. Sodium: 50-115% of the RDI. Potassium: 3% of the RDI. Magnesium: 3% of the RDI. Probiotics: Up to 10,700 colony-forming units per 3.5 oz (100 ml) (2). Bottom line: Pickle juice contains trace amounts of carbs, minerals and sometimes probiotic bacteria. It is also very high in sodium. Claimed health benefits and uses Pickle juice is rumored to have many different uses and health benefits. Here are a few of the most common claims: Claim: Pickle juice is beneficial for sp Continue reading >>

Grass Diabetes: Pickles, Vinegar & Diabetes

Grass Diabetes: Pickles, Vinegar & Diabetes

Genetic Risk Assessment Scoring System for Diabetes Summeris hot and every bit avoidable, but what if I ask you to list the best thingsabout summer? Im sure initially it will be hard to list the positives ofsummer, but the fact is once you start jotting them down MANGO PICKLES will besure in the list. Yes,summer is the time we have seen our grandmas and our mothers looking for thoseperfect raw mangoes which will go well in making the lip smacking pickles andwill be stored in those big earthen urns for consumption throughout the year. Similarto pickles are vinegar which are generally made once and stored for the rest ofyear for consumption. Indian vinegar is eaten along with most kind of dishesfor enhancing the taste of food or simply to satisfy the taste buds of ourtongue J So,if you have been diabetic or are a pre-diabetic or one of those who areconcerned to know what all to eat and what to avoid for diabetes, what do youdo for pickles/ vinegar? Do you eat them? What are the causes and effects ofeating pickles or vinegar in diabetes? Let us know at the email address mentioned below/ contact us through our website. Generally,it is observed that people tend to eat pickles (leave the sweet pickles aside) andvinegar with meals which are high in carbohydrates. People who dont eatpickles with that high-carb food can see their blood sugar levels spike high,but the pickle-eaters are somehow immune. Whatcould be the reason for it? A few years ago, in an American research, theanswer was found by giving everyone a bit of vinegar with their meals. The patientsblood-sugar was measured after the meals. Then they gave the patients the samemeals without vinegar, and measured again.Itwas clearly observed that the vinegar slashed their bloodsugar after meals as much as 50 percent! In a Continue reading >>

Quick Pickles | Diabetic Connect

Quick Pickles | Diabetic Connect

What? There is a cup of sugar in these and yet it indicates 0 added sugars. Huh? PJ52, you're right you don't drink the juice but the point I was trying to make and didn't do the best job of it, these become "sweet" pickles when you put that much sugar into them and it will be absorbed into the pickles themselves. Therefore, you have to account for the sugar in the recipe. Just like reading a label on sweet relish vs. dill relish. The sugar in the juice does migrate to the pickle chips or slices themselves. Thanks for your comments, I'll; try to be more careful in the future. Just a comment for "ohneclue" it is not 16 servings of brown sugar, as you don't drink the pickling juice (unless of course you want to)!!! If you are assuming adding vinegar to a recipe will lower blood sugar, don't. The only vinegar tested that lowered blood sugar was apple cider vinegar so there's no reason to recommend recipes with balsamic vinegar (5 times the sugar of ACV), sherry (balsamic vinegar with sherry flavoring added so the same sugar) or rice wine vinegar and any other vinegar as having the same effect on blood sugar. Scientifically inaccurate. Plus you are way off on the sugar computation for CHO 1 c brown sugar has 97.02 grams sugar and divided by 16 that equals 6 grams of sugar per serving for the sugar alone. NOTHING with more than 6 grams of brown sugar per serving could ever be considered a "free food"! Continue reading >>

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