By KJ from Daytona Beach, FL
Dry milk does not have the lactose removed, it is dehydrated milk. It is added to recipes for many reasons: cost, convenience, added protein, taste, when the extra liquid is not wanted etc. It does not have any added benefits specifically for diabetics. Sugar is not necessarily bad for diabetics, it depends on the type of sugar and the amount eaten. Normal cane sugar has a medium G.I. (Gycemic Index) rating. Sugar-free recipes assist in weight reduction programs by reducing the calories. Diabetics should avoid high fat and highly processed foods and choose healthier options such as low-fat meat and dairy products, whole-grain foods and fresh, low G.I.fruit and vegetables. Try this link for more information: <http://www.glycemicindex.com/>.
In Australia people diagnosed with diabetes are encouraged to see a diabetes educator who will explain how to best manage your condition.
Brenda from Oz.
Regular milk has a sugar in it called lactose. It does have side effects for a diabetic, whereas, the milk you mentioned does not contain lactose.
I'm starting a diet (again), I need to make it work this time, where so many times before it failed. I read your ThrifyFun newsletters and I would like some "sugar-free" recipes and other "diet" recipes. Also, some hints for success would help. It would be great if you had a "healthy" or "diet" section for us "hard to succeed" dieters. I would love some sugar-free recipes, and "diet" recipes, please help!
Glinda from Glendale, KY
If you are interested in some information on glycemic index, here is a link with menus and information on starting: http://www.shaklee.net/healthy_home101/prodWeiPlan. You can download all this information for free. My DH has been doing it since May 8 (he was on a rollercoaster ride: on and off Atkins for two years.) I combined this with my gestational diabetes experience (heavy eating discipline) and The Zone Diet (which is essentially this, but in equal proportions of carbs and protien and fats.) He is less cranky, has more energy, and is down at least 1/2 a size without any exercise (we are still working on that). I am most impressed with how his eating quantities have changed, no more third helpings, and rarely asks for seconds, even on pizza. It took a long time for him to eat bread again, but he is starting to "feel" the importance of starches in moderation. And remember, the more you deprive yourself, the more susceptible you'll be to binging. Be good to yourself and eat dark chocolate. If you need any information please feel free to leave me a message. I understand your frustration. (07/13/2006)
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