Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Great Gifts for People with Diabetes

I wrote a integrate posts final year suggesting a little diabetes-specific gift ideas as well as multiform of we wrote me that we found them helpful so I'm going to reprise a progressing suggestions as well as supplement a couple of more.

In a suggestion of pure disclosure, let me mention that a little of these suggestions link to Amazon pages as well as if we revisit Amazon regulating these links as well as buy things Amazon gives me 2-3% of a sale amount.

1. A Food Scale. we wrote a total post about a energy of a food scale to get your diet operative again as well as fine tune insulin doses. You can review a total post HERE

2. Pedometer, red red red red blood vigour meter, red red red red blood testing strips, etc. You can review some-more about all these gifts in this post HERE

3. Low Carb Treats. As most of we know, most of a products marketed as being "low carb" aren't, since they enclose maltitol, lacitol, as well as alternative frankenfood ingredients that will, in fact, lift a red red red red blood sugarine of anyone who does not have a really strong second proviso insulin response. For this reason NEVER give a product labeled "sugar free" to someone with diabetes. They lift red red red red blood sugarine as well as ambience foul.

Fortunately, there have been a integrate low carb products that have been indeed low carb.

Here have been a little ideas:

a. DaVinci Sugar Free Syrups. These come in a multitude of flavors. They have been honeyed with Splenda yet have no a single some-more sugars combined a approach that powdered forms of Splenda do. we make use of them as a sugarine base when baking low carb treats like macaroons. we also make use of them when making low carb cocoa. One Tbs of syrup is a same as a single Tbs of sugarine when baking yet we might bake recipes a bit longer to boil off a fluid. My a one preferred flavors have been White Chocolate, German Chocolate, Caramel as well as Vanilla. One bottle lasts me a really long time as well as never goes bad.

You can mail sequence these from a mail sequence association that supports an excellent low carb contention organisation where we actively participate. They boat fast as well as their products have been really well packaged to avoid breakage.

b. Not Starch. This is a reduction of fibers that will thicken gravy or homemade ice thickk cream really nicely. It gives a slippery mouth feel we will rught away recognize as it is used in so most frozen food as well as restaurant gravies. Also accessible from

c. Protein Powder. Look for a single that has no some-more than 2 g of carbohydrate per serving. You can make use of these in shakes or we can bake a bewildering preference of low carb baked products with these. Most include artificial sweeteners or stevia. we only paid for a "Natural flavor" a single that has no sugarine base or flavor at all, yet have not yet user tested it.

d. High Quality Dark Chocolate. The aloft a percentage of chocolate in a chocolate bar, a kinder it will be to your red red red red blood sugar. You can find most 70% as well as aloft bars upon a marketplace currently as well as if a chairman does not have problems with portion control they can make a really nice gift. Read a label as well as hang with chocolates that have no some-more than 6 grams per block if possible.

e. Gourmet Cheese. People have different tastes in cheese as well as a little gourmet cheese has turn really costly in a U.S. since of our descending dollar, so find out what kind of cheese your a one preferred chairman with diabetes likes before investing. But if we know, we can't go wrong in buying them a reward cheese. we do not mail sequence these, however as we have yet to find a mail sequence association whose cheeses weren't filled with additives.

f. Steak. Low carb as well as tasty as well as accessible from mail sequence companies. Don't send mail sequence ribs or pork as they lend towards to arrive bathed in extremely sugary sauces.

g. Fancy Nut Assortments. Full of great fats as well as delicious. Don't give these to someone who is actively pursuing weight loss, though, as most of us have trouble eating "just one."

h. Gourmet Coffee. The really best coffee we have ever tasted is accessible by mail sequence from Dean's Beans. Dean is a genuine chairman who I've met. He is obsessive both about buying beans in ways that benefit a people who grow them as well as a enviornment as well as finding a most tasty beans available. My personal a one preferred is a "Half caf" mix that is 1/2 strength yet richly flavored. we also like a "Rattlesnake Gutter" blend, declared after a internal ravine, as well as a "Liberation Decaf." Dean's baking cocoa makes extremely tasty cocoa when churned with DaVinci syrup, half as well as half as well as hot water.

Please post your own gift suggestions for people with a diabetes in a comments!


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