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Sooo, I`m "hoping" there are other vegetarian diabetics here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (I`m type 2..) And I thought it might be fun to have our own "what did you eat today" thread. I`m very new to being a diabetic, and still struggle a lot with my bloodsugar/what to eat/what makes my bloodsugar rise etc, and a thread where I can read what other diabetics are actually eating, would be soo helpful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hi LBM.<br><br>
Yes, I am also Type II. Just about a year ago, I told my doctor I was a new vegetarian and she said that was about the best thing a diabetic could do (a smart doctor). My blood sugars have been excellent since I started eating this way. I also have a bad heart (triple bypass), so I am finally at the place that anything I put in my body has to be nourishing. I allow myself one guilty meal and one guilty snack (Saturday night) a week. I am also trying to lose weight. My life is extremely stressful right now, so that part has been difficult since I tend to be a stress eater. At least (I tell myself), I am always putting healthy food into my body (just too much). I don't eat any white foods, only whole grains and very high fiber. LOTS of fruits and vegetables. I don't use sugar or artificial sweeteners (yuck!) at all. For sweetener, I use Agave or honey (sparingly). I try to stay away from prepared foods as much as possible and I also dabble in the raw food world.<br><br>
I hope I helped you. It's so nice to meet you.<br><br>
Laura
 

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Hi, Laura!!<br><br>
So sorry for not getting back to you! (My computer is a stubborn old lady, and she hasn`t been very cooperative this month. Hmmph.)<br>
Thank you for your respons. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It looks like there are no other diabetics here? Too "bad"..<br><br>
I can start by writing what I have been eating today:<br><br>
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs, some vegggies. water. (Today is shoppingday, so I didn`t have much to choose from. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> )<br>
I`m on my way to the waterpark (I`m swimming 2 days a week.), so lunch will likely be nuts, seeds and an apple. )<br>
Dinner will be chilli with blackbeans. Avacado, a little sourcream and maybe a slice of whole grain bread.<br>
Inbetween this, I will have some snacks. Mayne fruit, maybe a little youghurt, maybe nuts. Or a salad.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm a type 2, as well. I am to lazy to keep type out my meals every day, but I'm happy to share what a "normal" day looks like for me.<br><br>
-Breakfast: oatmeal and a piece of fruit or a green smoothie are my go to meals for breakfast. Once in a while I might have toast with a small amount of peanut butter instead.<br><br>
-Lunch: staple here is a small salad with dark greens and a piece of fruit. For my main dish, it's typically leftovers from the night before. I work at a small branch hospital. There are about 100 people total employed there and about 5 of us are vegetarians. Our cafeteria isn't known for healthy veg options, so I would say that I pack my lunch 90% of the time.<br><br>
-Dinner: Variety is the spice of life, baby! Soups, indian, chinese, mexican, and italian are favorites in our combined household (2 vegetarians and 2 omnis). I've been craving red beans and rice, so that will go on the menu for this week.<br><br>
Since going vegetarian, I have reduced my daily maintanence meds from 6 to 4. I have more energy and am less depressed, so I am more likely to exercise. I can't say enough about what changing my diet has done in terms of my health.
 

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I am type one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
Being insulin-dependent I have the luxury of eating whatever I want and still being able to control my blood sugar levels by calculating the right amount of insulin to inject.
 

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Dinner tonight was a really yummy lasagna/casserole/stew-thingy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Tomatoes, blackbeans, yummy mushrooms, canned tomates etc. Layered with eggplant and cheddarcheese. Very yummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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