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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2014, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Dehy fruit/sweets package

I'm putting together a gift for my father, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. The man LOVES his chocolate. My idea: dehy bananas, pineapples, other fruits, and possibly candy-chocolate maybe?-that's safe for diabetics, and has some flavor!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2014, 06:15 PM
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Instead I would suggest things like nuts, different types of jerky, and maybe a FEW of the fruits thrown in.

Fruits are hard to manage for a 'new' diabetic imo. There is a lot of natural sugar in them. Diabetic chocolate is ok but it's very easy to overdo and the substitutes they use for sugar can do mean things to the gut in too large quantities.
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I think a fresh fruit basket might be better instead of dehydrated fruits.
Here are more:
Diabetes Superfoods: American Diabetes Association®

You'll really need to look at the sugars as well as its carb content. Some dehydrated fruits have added sugars, so you'll need to be extra careful.

Is your dad taking insulin or on oral medication?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2014, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dad's taking pills. It's been tough on him. He cheats on his diet every now and then, which is something you can't do if you want to maintain healthy levels. He's a chocoholic and this time of year...

Chocolates, chocolate mints, chocolate cookies, Hershey's kisses, haystacks,
tem-tay-SHON!

Thanx for the link, btw!

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I second the fruit basket! I'm sure you could find some really nice ones online.

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