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The following stuff is more true than the preceding stuff (kinda).

Ok. Your fasting blood sugar test came back "ESAJ mg/dl" which stands for "Extra Surgery Aunt Jemima." You said to  your doctor, "Ok, I have T2 diabetes, what can I eat,?" and he said, "Uh …well, uh …no sugar …and, uh …no potatoes or bread …and, uh …well, uh …you know, … bad things and stuff like that." Everybody knows your doctor is your best source of information on what T2 diabetics can eat.

After determining that your doctor has his thumb up …. uh, well anyway, you decide to search the web for further possibilities. You will, undoubtably, run across the ubiquitous "Food Pyramid." I have no idea what that crazy thing is… ignore it.

Your best source of information on T1 and T2 diabetes, not only what to eat, is
alt.support.diabetes...  or... alt.food.diabetic. Also, try misc.health.diabetes. just jump in and ask your questions. The people there are real diabetics with real experience. Some are full of crap - you'll have to figure out which ones, but most are a wealth of real life information that the average newbie diabetic will never find anywhere else (if you see me there, don't ask me anything - I don't know jack sh...).
FIND EXTRA TREATS - The following items (10 net carbohydrates or under per serving) can be found in average neighborhood supermarkets - SEE NET CARBS
READ THIS - More maybes and maybe nots

Products under " Extra Treats" (below) are listed because of their low
net carb content only. Read the nutritional label carefully as they may contain other ingredients you may not want or tolorate well - like fats, calories, sodium, dirty socks, rat poison, etc. "Real foods" that don't raise your blood gook too much are still your best bet. Don't just eat low-carb crap. Bad! Ask the folks on alt.support.diabetes how to use your BG meter to find real foods you can eat (BG stands for "Betty Grable," inventor of the Blood Glucose Meter)
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Smuckers Sugar Free Jellys and Jams
(USA) In all markets that carry Smuckers products. I'm pretty sure all USA markets do. Usually located on the top shelf over the regular jellies and jams.


4C brand LowCarb Breadcrumbs
(USA) Superfresh Markets - Maryland. (only this store reported)


Lindts 85% Cocoa Butter Chocolate
(USA) Found in all major markets in Florida (my state) so I assume that would be true for any region in the USA. Its always on the top shelf with special confections over the candy section. Look for other brands there also.


Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream
(USA) All markets - in the ice cream section next to the No Sugar Added Breyers Ice Cream
Great Value Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
(USA) Walmart. With other toppings. Hershey makes one also- most stores.


Krusteaz Carbsimple Muffin Mix
(USA) Albertsons. Cake mix section. Look off to the side. (only this store reported)


TGI Friday's Buffalo Wings
(USA) Most major markets. 7-11 and other convience stores, Frozen foods section.


Comstock No Sugar Added Apple/Cherry Pie Fillings

(USA) Most major markets. Sometimes in canned fruit section and sometimes with baking goods. Store brands too but, to me, not as tasty.


Michelob Ultra - Miller Light Beer
(USA -
probably more or less international)
Most major markets. Beer section.
Jello Sugar Free Pudding
(USA) All Markets. In the geletin section


Palanor Sugar Free Jellies and Jams
(USA) Publix . In the jellies and jams section near the top. (only this store reported)


Food Lion Healthy Delight Ice Cream
(USA) Food Lion Stores. In the ice cream section


Smuckers Sugar Free Breakfast Syrup
(USA) Most major markets. In the syrup section


South Beach Ranch Dressing
(USA) Most major markets. In the salad dressing section


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Pepperidge Farm CarbStyle Bread
(USA) Most major markets. Bread section


Dill Pickles
Worldwide. Pickle section


Crystal Light Drink Mix

(USA) All major markets. Bottled juice section. (
look for the cheaper store brand)


Kelloggs Special K Protein Cereal
(USA) Most major markets. Cereal section.

Contessa Scampi
(USA) Publix. Frozen foods (fish).

Sans Sucre Sugar Free Low Fat Chocolate Mousse Mix
(USA) Safeway, Raleys, and Bell Air, maybe Trader Joe's.
I don't know what part of the county these markets are in. (only these stores reported)

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I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding, these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding, these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding,  these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
Delmonte Carb Clever Canned Fruits
(USA) Albertsons, Publix, Winn Dixie. Pretty common item. Probably in all major markets. Fruit and Vegetable isle.

Jello Sugar Free Geletin
(USA) Everywhere they carry Jello

Smart Balance Omega Peanut Butter
(USA) Publix, Walmart, Albertsons, Winn Dixie, Kash & Carry, Sweetwater. With the peanut butters. (only these stores reported)

Wasa Rye Crackers
(USA) Publix. In the Cracker/Cookie isle. There are other brands there that are just as low-carb as the Wasa. (only this store reported)

TastyKake Finger Cakes
(USA) Walmarts - In chocolate and Orange. In the snack cake section. (only this store reported)
New York Brand Low Carb Texas Toast
(USA) Albertsons. In the frozen foods-forzen breads section. (only this store reported)

La Bandarita Tortillas
(USA) Albertsons. Dairy section. (only this store reported)

Magic Grove Farms Low Carb Teriyaki & Dijon Marinades
(USA) Albertsons. Near BBQ sauces and marinades. (only this store reported)

Bob's Red Mill Flax Seed Meal
(USA) Albertsons. In the Flour section. (only this store reported)

Baken-etS and Fried Pork Skins
(USA) Walmart - Chips isle. I haven't seen them but I go to walmart very late at night when they are out of many things. Got a personal report from Kentucky so they're probably in all of them - also most convience stores.

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They don't have to be ordered online - you don't have to look for them in health nut stores. Links show where I, or others, have actually seen these products on a plain old supermarket shelf.
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I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding,  these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
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Josephs Lavash Bread
(USA) Walmart. Square tortilla type flatbread from flax, oat bran and whole wheat.. up front by the cake display case. (only this store reported)

Voortman No Sugar Added Cookies
(USA) Walmart, Winn Dixie. Look for the no-sugar-added variety. Don't bother if it doesn't say that. Some are 10 carbs, others wind up under 10 with fiber subtracted, Cookie section - top shelf. (only these stores reported)

Walden Farms Products
(USA) Salad dressings, BBQ sauce and other products - Publix, Walmart, Meijer in Michigan. (only these stores reported)

Toufayan Low Carb Pita Bread
(USA) Publix - near the deli section. (only this store reported)

La Tortillia Factory Low Carb Multigrain wraps
(USA) Store not specified - Found in Weis, MD and other stores in NE and Mid-West.

Soy Crisps - Diffrent Flavors
(USA) Walmart. At the end of the isle with the low fat stuff. (only this store reported)


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La Tortilla Factory Whole wheat Low Carb Tortillas
(USA) Publix - reported in the "low-fat section" (only this store reported)

Blue Bunny Carb Freedom ice cream
(USA) SuperWalmarts. Ice cream section. (only this store reported)

Hoods Low carb Milk
(USA) Sweatbay, Hannafords - milk section. (only this store reported)

Sugar Free Cool Whip
(USA) Walmart. Frozen foods section. (only this store reported)

Breyers Low Carb Ice Cream Bars
(USA) Albertsons, Wal-Mart. Ice cream section off to one side. Only these stores reported)

Mt. Olive Sugar Free Bread and Butter Pickles
(USA) Albertsons, Publix, S-Mart Foods (CA), probably most major chains.  Also, military commisaries. Pickle isle

Josephs Pita Bread
(USA) Walmarts - Up front by the cake display case. (only this store reported)
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So, you've just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Obviously, your first question is, "Holy Crap, is this gonna kill me?" The answer is, well, maybe ....or maybe not ….probably not …but then again …a part of the answer depends on what you eat. If you eat the wrong things it can get worse ….or maybe not.  Unfortunately, and something you're gonna find very frustrating, is  the answer to most questions about T2 diabetes is, “maybe – maybe not - depends on the individual, etc”… like trying to get a straight answer from a polititian ...that’s type 2 diabetes for you. If you're careful, and only eat the right things, you'll probably starve to death anyway, so don't worry about it. My mother had T2 diabetes real bad. She died - and she was only 89. I have T2 diabetes, and I get really hungry for foods I'm not supposed to eat. I've found that booze takes the edge off a little. Try supplementing your diet with 5 or 6 martinis before meals ...works for me. Never smoke pot …the munchies are suicide.

Trying to figure out what you can eat is a bitch. One way is to pretend you're a rabbit, and go with your instincts. If you're not sure what a rabbit eats, follow one around for a few days, and when they start to eat something, take it away from them and eat it. Oh! …except carrots. You can't eat carrots ….well, maybe you can - maybe not. Try a few bites to see if you swell up and die. But, just to be on the safe side, it's best to stay with bushes and grass …maybe some twigs.

Actually, there are a few other things you can eat. A quick web search will turn up tons of T2 diabetic-friendly recipes for delicious meals requiring only a total of 4 or 5 hours preparation time by somebody who doesn't have anything else to do but cook all day (if you like things like Curried Flax Patties). So, when you ask, "I have T2 diabetes, what can I eat?" now you know. You can eat like a king…A diabetic king

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I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding,  these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
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Wonder Bread Light
(USA) Walmart, Winn Dixie (southeast states) White(?), Wheat and Italian. In the bread Isle. (only these stores reported)

Krogers CarbMaster Yogurt
(USA) Krogers. Dairy section - yogurts

Kozy Shack Puddings
(USA) Anderson, Big Bear Markets, Bigg's, County Market, Fisher Foods,Giant Eagle, Heinens Markets,
K-Mart Supercenters, Kroger, Marc's, Meijer, Roundy's,
Shop N Save, Tops, Wal-Mart Supercenters. In the dairy case. (only these stores reported)

Hershey Sugar Free Chocolate/Strawberry Syrup
(USA) Publix, probably all major markets. With syrups

Sara Lee Low-Carb Bread
(USA) Walmart, probably many more but none reported.
Bread isle.

Fifty50 Sugar Free Jellies and Jams

(USA) Albertsons - in the health food section. (only this store reported)

Sorbee Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
(USA) Albertsons - in the health food section. (only this store reported).



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Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat
(USA) Albertsons - probably most stores in US. Not a special low-carb bread, just the normal Whole Wheat - Bread isle

Merita 100% Whole Wheat
(USA) Albertsons. Not a special low-carb bread, just the normal Whole Wheat -May be a regional brand. I only observe in Florida. Could use some help with these from other parts of the country - Bread isle

Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat
(USA) Albertsons. May be a regional brand. Not a special low-carb bread, just the normal Whole Wheat - Bread isle

Dannon Lite & Fit Sugar & Carb Control Yogurt
(USA) Albertsons but probably most store that carry Dannon products. In the yogurt section.

Chirardelli Twilight Delight. 72% Cocoa Chocolate
(USA) Costco, Publix and probably Krogers and Trader Joes. (only these stores reported)

Dreamfields Pastas
(USA) Most major markets (
about the 5 carbs)
FOOD
PYRAMID
BREADS, WRAPS, TORTILLAS, PASTA

Pepperidga Farm CarbStyle Bread - 5 carbs
New York Brand Low-Carb Texas Toast - 6 carbs
La Tortillia Factory Low Carb Multigrain wraps - 8 carbs
La Tortilla Factory Whole wheat Low Carb tortillas - 3 carbs
Toufayan Low Carb Pita Bread - 7 carbs
Josephs Lavash Bread - 5 carbs
Josephs Pita Bread - 5 carbs
LaBandarita Tortillas - 5 carbs
Wonder Bread Light - 9 carbs
Sara Lee Low-Carb Bread - 6 carbs
Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat - 10 carbs
Merita 100% Whole Wheat - 9 carbs
Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat - 10 carbs
Dreamfields Pastas - 5 carbs


SNACK CAKES, MIXES

Krusteaz CarbSimple Muffin Mix - 8 carbs
TastyKake Chocolate Finger Cakes - 2 carbs
Heavenly Desserts Meringue Cookies - 0 cargs

COOKIES, CRACKERS

Voortman No Sugar Added Cookies - 10 carbs (some)
Wasa (and other brand) Rye Fiber Crackers - 8 carbs

BAKING, FILLINGS

Comstock Cherry/Apple Pie Fillings - 8 carbs
4C brand LowCarb Breadcrumbs - 4 carbs
Bob's Red Mill Flax Seed Meal - 4 carbs

TOPPINGS

Great Value Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup - 4 carbs
Hersheys Sugar Free Chocolate/Strawberry Syrup - 6 carbs
Sorbee Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup - 0 carbs
Sugar Free Cool Whip - 3 carbs

BREAKFAST

Kelloggs Special K plus Protein Cereal - 9 carbs
Smuckers Sugar Free Breakfast Syrup - 8 carbs

MISCELLANEOUS

Crystal Lite Drink Mix - 0 carbs/sugar
Michelob Ultra - Miller Light Beer - 2.6 and 3.2 carbs
TGI Friday Buffalo Wings (whole box) - 3 carbs
Mt Olive Sugar Free Bread and Butter pickles - 1 carb
Contessa Scampi (whole box) - 6 carbs
.....also try Googling... Foods diabetics can eat or What can diabetics eat
.....also try Googling... Foods diabetics can eat or What can diabetics eat
.....also try Googling... Foods diabetics can eat or What can diabetics eat
I, personally, have found, or others have reported finding,  these products in these stores. (St. Pete, Fl.)
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Frozen (TV Dinners - Stofers and lean cusine)
(USA) All major markets, Frozen dinner case

Hunts Sugar Free Spaghetti Sauce
(USA) Most major markets. with other italian sauces.. look on the bottom or top shelf.

Heavenly Desserts Meringue Cookies
May also be called "Miss Meringue"

(USA) Sweetbay, Publix - no isle reported. I, personally, have not been able to find this... other say they have.

Watchin Carbs Ice Cream
(USA) Safeway Markets

Hidden Valley Salad Dressing Packets
(USA) Most markets. Look above the regular salad dressings - check out other packet mixes.


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JELLIES, JAMS AND SPREADS

Palanor - Sugar Free Grape Jellies and Jams
- 5 carbs
Smuckers Sugar Free Jellys - 5 Carbs
Smart Balance Omega Peanut Butter - 6 carbs
Fifty50 Jellies and Jams - 1 carb

PUDDING, JELLO, ETC.

Jello Sugar Free Pudding - 6 carbs
Jello Sugar Free Gelatin - 0 carbs
Kozy Shack No Sugar Added Puddings - 1 carb
Dannon Lite & Fit Carb & Sugar Control Yogurts - 3 carbs
Sans Sucre Sugar Free Low Fat Chocolate Mousse Mix - 6 carbs

ICE CREAM

Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream
- 4 carbs
Food Lion Healthy Delight Ice Cream - 4 carbs
Breyers Low-Carb Ice Cream Bars - 5 carbs
Blue Bunny CarbFreedom Ice Cream - 3 carbs
Watchin Carbs - 3 carbs

CANNED FRUIT

Delmonte Carb Clever Canned Fruits - under 10 carbs

SALAD DRESSINGS, SAUCES, MARINADES

South Beach Ranch - 2 carbs no sugar
Magic Grove Farms Low Carb Teriyaki & Dijon Marinades - 4 carbs
Walden Farms Products - 0 carbs (salad dressings, BBQ sauce)
Hunts Sugar Free Spaghetti Sauce - ?
Hidden Valley Salad Dressing Packets - 1 carb 0 fats

CHIPS, CRISPS, ETC.

Fried Pork Skins - 0 carbs
Baken etS - 0 carbs
Soy Crisps - 6 carbs

SWEETS

Lindt's 85% Cocoa Butter Chocolate Bars - 2 carbs
Chirardelli Twilight Delight. 72% Cocoa Chocolate - 4 carbs

DAIRY

Hoods Low carb Milk - 4 carbs
Kroger's Carb Master Yogurt - 3 carbs

FROZEN (TV) DINNERS

Lean Cuisine
Beef tips Portebello - 10
Roasted Garlic Chicken
- 9

Stouffers
Welsh Rarebitt. - 6
Creamed Spinach - 8
Meatloaf in Gravy - 8
Creamed Chipped Beef - 9
Spinach Soufflé - 10

Also check:
Healthy Choice
South Beach
If there is anything here you don't understand, email me at: johnniemccoy@hotmail.com