In This Chapter
Having a plan for eating
Enjoying your favorite ethnic foods
Keeping the right ingredients at hand
Choosing the best tools
Making modifications for better diabetic control
Getting through the holidays
Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods that you grew up with and the foods you love the most. Some parts of every ethnic diet fit well in a diabetic regimen. You can find recipes to prove this premise in Part II of this book. You can also use all kinds of tricks to substitute good-for-you ingredients for those that won’t help your diabetes. That’s what this chapter is all about. Even foods that seemingly have no business on the plate of a diabetic can be enjoyed if eaten in small portions.
We wish we could eliminate the word “diet” from the diabetic vocabulary. The word implies taking something away or having to suffer ...