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Eurotoff

Difficulty in Food Intake

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Eurotoff

My aunt is diagnosed with Diabetes and Leukemia at the same time. As her only relative, I'm responsible in monitoring her food intake and this is my dilemma.

I'm not knowledgeable of what foods to take and avoid. Some says that fruits are helpful, but as to others, its not and should only limit. I'm confused of who to follow that's why I posted in this Forum to enlighten me. What foods, specifically fruits, are allowed to eat while undergoing these illness.  

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meyery2k

I can't speak for leukemia but fruit is not good for diabetics.  Too many carbs, in the form of sugar (fructose).  Oddly, I am always being given fruit or told to eat fruit because it is good for me.

 

Berries in small quantities can work since the carb count is lower.  SMALL quantities of fruit might work as well.  The best way to determine that would be to test, eat, test after 2 hours.  If you are close to where you started, then that is good.  If your glucose remains high then you could try a smaller quantity.

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Dowling

My Sister went through chimo and radiation for colon cancer and she's also diabetic. Her husband made sure she ate often but a little at a time. When you have cancer the worst thing you can do is lose weight. You need your strength to withstand the assault on your body from cancer treatment.  Urge her to eat small and often easily digested foods. Get some sugar free jello cups. Bone broth is good because it gives protein and is easily drank, so it chicken or beef broth. Try low carb yogurt cups-- I like source yogurt cups--low in carbs and the vanilla is very good You could add a few berries. If she likes them and has no trouble swallowing a hard boiled egg now and then. sugar free puddings are good and so is cottage cheese. If she likes soup you could make your own with meat and a few vegetables. I make a good chicken vegetable soup that is very good and easy. 

1/3 store bought rotisserie chicken-break into small pieces,1 small onion diced, a carton of chicken broth, a package of frozen vegetables. Teaspoon poultry seasoning salt and pepper.

In a large pot cook the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil until clear. Add the broth and chicken and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients And simmer until vegetables are cooked.

 

My brother in law made sure my sister ate a little bit every 2 hours even if it was only a mouthful. and if she had a craving for something he got it for her regardless of carbs. He figured once in a while wouldn't hurt and nutrition was the most important but he did keep an eye out for low carb things. It's a delicate balance

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