recipe needed for Type 1

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keesha
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   Posted 12/28/2006 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
My brother just found out he is diabetic. I want to make him some fudge. I have the diabetic sugar and marshmellow cream I tried to use my regular recipe for it and it didn't work to good. I want to find a recipe for it using the marshmellow cream does anyone have such a recipe. Thank you for all the help you can give me.

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 12/29/2006 7:10:19 AM (GMT-7)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/28/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Keesha,
There isn't really a good way to make diabetic fudge because the ingredients that make it fudge include real sugar. Even the basic marshmellow cream is very high in carbs. Is your brother Type1 or Type 2 diabetic?

It's possible that he may be able to have a small piece of real fudge in his food plan without goofing up his carbohydrate count too much. He will know more after he has his food planning and nutrition classes. You may want to attend those classes with him if it's allowed so you can learn more about his food needs. Also, if he is type2 you can visit this link -> Type2 Diabetic Food Plans - Getting Started to give you some ideas on how he will be eating differently than before.

Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


keesha
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   Posted 12/28/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your help. My brother is a type 1 I was hoping that I could make him some. I guess I will just let him know that I won't be able to do it any better then I got it. thank you again

Post Edited (keesha) : 12/29/2006 5:08:18 PM (GMT-7)


Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/29/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Keesha,
If your brother is type 1 then his needs are different than type 2. I'm going to change your subject and hope that another Type 1 can help you, ok?
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Phishbowl
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   Posted 12/29/2006 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Keesha....I'm a Type 1 and I always prefer to have the "real" thing. I know what butter, sugar, and cocoa is but I'm not sure I know what xanthum gum, guano something -or-other is, though :-) You may want to make your original recipe but only package up half of it as a gift (helps with the temptation to eat a lot when you see a lot).

If your brother is a Type 1 then he'll most likely be injecting insulin with his food so it is possible for him to count the carbs (he'll have to weigh the piece to know how much it is), and inject the proper amount.

Not sure how recent his diagnosis is or at what stage he's at with understanding the whole diet to insulin thing, but a few things to keep in mind if he does eat any:
- small amounts. A cookie, a truffle, a piece of fudge (NOT a square but a 1"x1"x1" bite)
- eat it after a meal (the other foods: fats & proteins, will help slow the absorbtion of the "sugar bomb")
- count it as part of your meal when injecting insulin (Multiple Daily Injection regimen or pump)

It's OK to have some goodies as a Type 1, you just have to be smart about it. Following a healthy diet along with keeping active, goes a long way in keeping blood sugars stable and also allows for frequent indulgences without the outta control blood sugars.

Good luck and I'm sure your bro will enjoy your yummy gift (in moderation of course :-)
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)

"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"


keesha
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   Posted 12/29/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for the help. He was just diagnosed 3 months ago so he is still learning. I just wanted to make him some because he does like it and I am afraid he might eat to much of the others. He has been really good with his diet. Just didn't want to tempt him. Thanks for all the information.

Keesha

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