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derek22
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   Posted 8/28/2005 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
i want to hear everyones opinions on chipshop chinese food etc as i still eat these types of food

devine007
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   Posted 8/28/2005 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I love chinese food! You just have to be careful because it can really raise your sugars.

derek22
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   Posted 8/28/2005 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
i had a chinese last nite my reading was 6.3 before i eat which was good after i eat chinese 2 hours later i was 18.6 which was very high i had chicken curry and chips,i'm still trying to learn all about this but to be honest i'm a bit dum wen it comes down to all this stuff about carbs and stuff i'll never get used to this

Cristina
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   Posted 8/28/2005 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
A good idea is to stay away of the shiny sauce that is sometimes used in chinese cuisine... this has a lot of sugar in it. Chips are not a good idea either, especially when combined with something that has sugar in it. Try more steamed/roasted with chicken *no sauce* for a while and see if it makes a difference.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/28/2005 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Derek,

Learning your carb amounts is a lot like learning your favorite sports figure's stats, only not as fun. I doubt you'd ever say you were dumb about that... it's all just going to take a little time. The best part is most foods you buy are labeled with the amount of carbs in a serving as well as the size of a serving. Start paying attention to the labels and pretty soon it becomes easier. Hang in there, buddy. You're doing ok. Just coming to this forum is a step in the right direction and shows you are trying to learn to control your diabetes instead of letting it control you.
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asiapest
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   Posted 8/30/2005 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to work in a Chinese resturant (and got some great training for home use). REAL chinese food does not have anywhere near the same levels of starch (as thickner) or sugar as what you get at a takeout/away place. If you are a regular, ask them to cut out the starch and most of the sugars. Other than a runnier sauce, you really won't notice a major change in other flavors.

There are southeast asian dishes which has the curry but not as much starch. Most that I know are curry noodles - but dry and in soup. They also tend to have tons more veggies than the traditional chinese (or japanese) curry, which is really meat + potatoes + small portion of starchy veggies.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/31/2005 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Asiapest,
Good idea! I've also found if I order the chicken and vegetables or beef and vegetables meal it's usually bare meat without breading and tons of veggies. I use my rice as a condiment (2 tablespoons) instead of a base. That way I get some of the rice without spiking my sugars. I feed the leftover rice to my non-diabetic family or my dogs.

Since all asian take out is fixed on the spot you can usually tell them what you want. If you ask for no cornstarch, no sugar, extra ginger, extra hot sauce they can prepare it that way. Most times all you have to do is ask.
~ Jeannie

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-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."

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