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High Protien Diabetic Friendly PG Food?

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Got a call from my doctor's office yesterday a.m. Failed my glucose test, as expected. They are setting me up with a diabetic nutritionist, but that appointment won't be til next week at the earliest. Also, my blood levels were way too low. So I'm supposed to up my iron intake, and watch my overall intake... and quite frankly, I'm confused. Call me a bit slow, but I can't think of anything I like that's high-protien and still diabetic/low-sugar friendly. And of course the copy of I Can't Believe It's Sugar Free that I bought last fall has disappeared into a packing box somewhere and can't be found...

So I need help! I need as many high-protien, low sugar recipies as anyone and everyone can come up with, and site links if possible to dig up more recipies...
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Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Omnivore? Any allergies or anything to consider?

I'm not diabetic (just surrounded by them :LOL) but from dealing with my dd's (and my) blood sugar issues I could give a few suggestions on protein to eat. It doesn't neccesarily have to be *high* protein (I guess it depends on your definition of "high") but protein at every meal/snack will help your sugar levels. Also high fiber is good because that also slows down your digestion. We make sure that we have a good protein source and a lot of fiber at every meal.

Oh, and many mini meals are a good idea instead of 3 meals a day. Don't let yourself go too long without eating. I have no idea what the official guideline is but my dd and I try not to go more than 2 hours without eating and that's working well for us.

We eat peanut butter (no added sugars or oils), beans (high fiber too), nuts, seeds, eggs and meat. Dairy and tofu also fit in there if you eat those. Along with that we eat lots of vegetables and fruit (though you may have to watch how much fruit you eat if you are diabetic, I don't know - I do know that some fruits are higer in sugar than others and you shouldn't drink fruit juice but instead go for whole fruits).

Some protein things we eat-
-Whole wheat toast with peanut butter, cinnnamon (I read somewhere it helps blood sugar levels - even if not, it's just plain yummy) and some raisins - don't go crazy on the raisins but they add a bit of sweetness
-Apple slices (with the peel) with peanut butter
-Roast chicken and brown rice
-Nuts (dd likes almonds)
-Seeds (dd likes pumpkin)
-Lentil soup
-Beans as finger food (dd likes kidney and garbanzo) or put them in a soup or mix with brown rice, etc.
-Fried egg sandwich on whole wheat
-scrambled, boiled eggs

I make sure we eat a vetetable and a fruit with all of these mini meals to get our vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Or maybe just google diabetes recipes?
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