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114 of 121 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2010
I am a recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. I am also a bit of a geek. So I read everything about my condition and treat my body as a science experiment - measuring blood glucose (BG) levels regularly - writing down exactly what I eat - and correlating the effect everything I eat has on my BG levels. Basic scientific experimentation like I learned at University studying Physics

So I know, as a certainty, that I have to eat very few carbohydrates in order to maintain my BG in the normal range 4 - 7 mmol/L. Every time I eat even small amounts of pasta, bread, porridge, rice, potatoes, etc. my BG's shoot up after the meal. Wholemeal or not.

So, am I unusual? No. In fact I would say that at least 50% of other diabetics who actively manage their BG would agree that they have to very carefully control their carb intake and keep it on the low side.

Let me get to this recipe book.. which does contain some very nice sounding meals I acknowledge. The opening introduction states "Eat regularly throughout the day and base your meals on starchy carbohydrate foods such as bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and cereals."!! There is a whole chapter called "Eat more potatoes"!!!

Folks.. this is not just bad advice .. it could actively harm many Diabetics who follow it. You should only eat these kinds of meals if you are completely on top of your blood glucose and have tested your reaction to high-carb foods like potatoes and rice individually in moderate amounts.

I acknowledge that I am not an expert, Dietitian or a Doctor. But I do know my body and that if I ate these recipes regularly it would very probably reduce my life-expectancy. I will add that I am not a "fan" of low-carb eating or Atkins. It's just that my diabetes insists on it!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2013
Most people with Type 2 diabetes cannot eat a lot of carbohydrates without their blood glucose going through the roof. This book includes advice such as "Eat More Potatoes" and "Bread as a Basis", with some dishes having over 70grams of carbohydrates. It scares me that Diabetes UK has got it so wrong. This is a healthy eating book but definitely not for diabetics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2014
I was recently told I have diabetes, I bought this and two other books like it. Mostly to see what kind of meals I could eat. Yes the recipes or good but they are quite fancy and would require a trip to the supermarket each time. And I guess the amounts are for two people. Not good when cooking for one.
when I get home from work I want something quick and easy! Salad again.
The book is good as it gives nutritional information for each recipe.
Yes I would recommend it for couple with time and money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this for my father-in-law and my brother-in-law who are both diabetic.
The reports that came back were OK, but nothing gushing. Plenty of recipe ideas, but nothing you can't get from the hospital it seems.
There seems to be some confusion about the advice to eat bread, pasta and potatoes too, as some agencies tell diabetics to steer clear of too many carbohydrates.
There are sufficient recipes for it to be considered a OK book, but a little too much confusion around this carbohydrates thing to make it a real winner.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book full of ideas looking forward to making some of the recipes. Really good value for money.
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on 8 March 2014
Plenty of information in this, it's not just a recipe book, there's points on living with diabetes too, with a glossary to explain the technical terms. The recipes are organised in colour-coded sections, rice and pasta, beans and pulses, potato dishes, etc. For each recipe, there is a breakdown of contents per portion as: GI rating, Kcals, Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat, which makes it easier to adhere to specific diets.
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on 25 March 2015
Fantastic book. I am very recently diagnosed as diabetic and have always been very fussy and even I like..no love many of the recipes. I have 3 words for you all....Butter Bean Mash, it is absolutely amazing I would happily just eat a bowl of that at a time. if you are someone in a rush or who is new to being diabetic I simply can not recommend this book enough.
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This book give you plenty of ideas for meals, to give you a variety of food ideas.
Gives reassurance to those recently diagnosed with the condition.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, helps the individual to not get "bored" with meal ideas. Lots to choose from.
Good illustrations, straight forward in the preparation.
Value for money
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2012
I like plain and simple food. So what do I know about chicken tagine or bulgar wheat salad? As for charred asparagus and falafel salad, I can hear my neighbours saying "it's far from those that you were reared". No, I'm looking for the Holy Grail. An author who provides simple menus consisting of plain food.
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on 28 June 2014
Some very good recipes which I will be trying.
There is nothing written to confirm this but I think the recipes are for four people but the nutritional facts are per portion (query on the soda bread). Had these facts been clarified it would have got a 5 star.
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