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Cool Diabetic Recipes images

August 29, 2011 · Posted in Diabetic Recipes 

Some cool diabetic recipes images:

Bitter Melon (Goya)
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Image by R Scott Photography
My neighbour brought this over for me.

It’s a traditional medicine for treating diabetes in many countries. These are tiny little things and if you don’t remove the seeds you will have one Hell of a belly ache.

I fry mine or put them in a crock pot recipe.

If you are diabetic like me, do some reading up on this unusual gourd.


Bitter melon contains a lectin that has insulin-like activity. The insulin-like bioactivity of this lectin is due to its linking together 2 insulin receptors. This lectin lowers blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and, similar to insulin’s effects in the brain, suppressing appetite. This lectin is likely a major contributor to the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon and why it may be a way of managing adult-onset diabetes. Lectin binding is non-protein specific, and this is likely why bitter melon has been credited with immunostimulatory activity—by linking receptors that modulate the immune system, thereby stimulating said receptors.

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Image by dccraftaholic128
There’s a story behind this.

Being a diabetic, now, is sometimes a pain in the rear. Compared to growing up though, diabetes isn’t nearly as significant as it was when I was in elementary school.

Something I did which was very stupid? I used to do just that above and lie about it. Mom was so so cool about cheating–if I wanted to, all I’d have to do is ask. Maybe not always got a yes but isnt’ that true with most kids and sweets? But I used to go in the cool whip, leave finger trails and then when mom would ask my bro and me, i’d lie when it was sooooooooooooo obvious it was me.

And, naturally, fufilling his role as big bro, William has always made fun of me for it. OK FINE! It was really stupid of me to lie about it. Whenever cool whip is mentioned in my family, I feel accusing eyes gazing at me.

So when I was making this fabulous pie for Thanksgiving, I giggled and decided I’d reeact what I did as a nine year old. Shout out to my family that I can, in fact, laugh at myself :-)

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