1. Tuna with salad dressing or tuna salad (no pasta). Non-
wheat raisin bread (from natural foods store) and butter.
2. Custard, cooked greens, baked potato. Rice-bread and
butter. Herb tea with milk added (single herb only, not
3. Vegetable soup, homemade, from scratch. Leftover meat
sandwich with rice-bread (no deli or cold cuts or luncheon
meat). Milk, water.
4. Baked squash with butter, rice pudding with cinnamon,
raisins, and honey. Canned salmon or sardines with wheat
free, corn free bread. Milk, water.
5. Chili or stew leftovers with wheat free, corn free bread.
Custard pudding sweetened with honey, and nutmeg/
cinnamon mix. Milk, water.
6. Sardines and rice bread or other wheat free, corn free
bread. Homemade tomato juice with celery, strained. Milk,
plain water. Pie a la mode (homemade pumpkin or squash
pie and homemade ice cream).
7. Potato salad. Leftover meat dish and beans, stewed tomatoes,
squash. Baked apple with cinnamon, cream and honey.
Many diabetics lose 50 points (mg/DL) of blood sugar in a
few days on this diet. This is why: there is less bread than a diabetic
would prefer. There is very little cheese (it must always be
boiled in a sauce to sterilize). There is no fruit or vegetable juice
except homemade, and not much of that because it crowds out
milk and water. If your elderly loved one can't eat all this, make
sure there are no snacks consumed between meals that are forbidden.
There is no pasta anywhere. Pasta is mold-ridden. Even after
cooking, it may be toxic. There is no wheat or corn bread. The
menu is heavy on green beans and asparagus and cinnamon. If by
chance, your elderly person hates these and starves themselves to
get your sympathy, add a lot more potatoes and rice (never
brown) to raise calories.
There is no sweetening other than honey (5 kinds). There are
no syrups or sugars. Honey is self limitingóthe taste for it is all
gone after 1 tbs. Not so for other sugars. The heavy use of cream
and butter is offset by no deep fat fried food and little cheese.
Keep in mind that this diet may reduce the need for insulin
almost immediately. You may have to cut it in half! But how
would you know this? The morning blood sugar test is essential
to keep track of changing circumstances. Don't neglect it. Be
careful not to use rubbing alcohol when making the finger stick
(use vodka or grain alcohol). Your elderly person will feel it is
all worthwhile (doing without coffee or pie) if one less insulin
shot is needed or if they can go back on tablets instead of insu
lin. Or even just the knowledge they are staying well controlled
and will never have to take insulin shots. Remember to give
yourself the credit for a fine accomplishment when your loved
one's diabetes improves.