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About Me

I have been a person who has had diabetes for 50 years which will be coming up within the next two months. Some basic info about diabetes before I continue on with my story/history about me.

Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy or “gives them fuel” to keep the body functioning properly.

Now, at the age of 17, I was diagnosed with a disease called Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, insulin dependent person with diabetes in 1964. I did not know about it, cared about it or did not want to know how to take care of my chronic disease which, as I had learn, would affect me for the rest of my life. What really affected me was not being able to eat the treats and junk foods that was part of my teen years and early adult life-style eating habits. Little did I know that sugar was included with other healthy food products.

After many years of denial, lost time working at my job and getting sick all the time, I finally came to the realization that I needed to take care and feel good about myself.

With the help from dieticians, nurses and doctors, I was then able to increase and use that knowledge for my own diabetes self-care management plan. One and big part of this plan was managing the amount, type and time of foods to be eaten on a daily basis while monitoring my blood sugars.

Even though I had a hard climb up the diabetes mountain, I was motivated to become a nurse(28 years), member of American Diabetes Association promoting Diabetes Awareness to the public and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Although the years have pasted and I am now retired, I still have that motivation and insight to pursue my secret desire. To have a place where I can pick out foods, mixes, treats and other goodies without having to search up and down aisles trying to find what I wanted to eat. This is where my desire turned into an idea. The idea turned into reality when I started out planning an idea that would included everyone who had dietary food restrictions or allergies that could find their specialty foods and treats in one place. So, the journey begins.

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Mission Statement

To initiate, compliment and help people who need or require to follow their own dietary restrictions on foods, snacks, bakery and other “fun” treats and goodies without compromising their enjoyment and desire to manage, maintain and ensure their well being and health.

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flat breadYou have just found out that you have Celiac disease or other conditions that require you to restrict gluten from your diet. Now you ask, why do I have to stay away from foods that have gluten in them?

The most well-known disease that require a gluten-free diet is Celiac disease. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease which affects the digestive process of the small intestine. The main culprit is a protein called gluten which is found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, and other hidden glutens found in imitation meats, ice cream, beer and soy sauce and I am sure other products that are not mentioned in this blog. A gluten-free diet excludes all of these, along with anything that could have been in contact with them. For example, everyone who has celiac disease and lives in North America are instructed to avoid oats. Why? This is due to the cross contamination caused by the crops being rotated and milled with WHEAT!

There are some conditions other than Celiac disease that do require that you follow a gluten-free diet. This is considered a necessary medical nutrition therapy. If you decide that you want to have a little or a couple of snacks made from food products that have gluten in them, beware! Your body reacts to gluten as if it were toxic. OMG! This reaction affects the inner lining of the small intestine which does not allow the absorption of nutrients-protein, fat, iron, calcium and vitamins A, D, E, and K. Adverse health issues arise when gluten is eaten ranging from bloating, gas, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal  cramping, migraine headaches and joint pain.

If you are not sure if a product is gluten-free, check with your dietician or other healthcare  professional that is knowledgeable about gluten-free food products.

Now you can have and eat your different selections of organic gluten-free cookies, cakes, breads, and other snacks and treats that are now available for you to enjoy.

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Healthy Sugar Free or Low Carbohydrate Treats

“Let there be sugar free or low carbohydrate treats and goodies to eat!” The myth of not having or deleting the foods and snacks you like to eat are now gone. Thank goodness for that!  I found out I had diabetes in 1964. As a young teenager, my idea of a diabetic diet was I had to stay away from sugar. WHOA!  I  had thought that meant I could not eat any of my favorite cakes, candy bars, pies,  ice cream, etc. In those early years, I had no intentions of staying away from those delicious and enticing  candy bars, snacks and treats. But, I found out too late that I had not managed my diabetes very well. I was eating too much of the healthy foods and  high surgery fun treats. I was not paying attention to portion sizes(how much food I should eat) and not paying any attention to WHAT course plan(self-care management plan) I  should have taken to improve my daily  health care status.

Now, I am doing better as a person with diabetes. As the years passed, I gained more knowledge about controlling and managing my blood sugars levels by learning how to initiate, plan and maintain a healthy diabetes meal plan that I would enjoy eating. It introduced me to the different types, portion sizes and amounts of foods I can eat. Yes, you can have food that contains sugar, so  take note of the amount of carbohydrates(sugar), fats and calories that you eat. A low carbohydrate diet only work when calories are reduced. With special holiday events coming up,  you  can have that tiny piece of  cake or pie. but  watch the amount of carbohydrates, fat and calories of that special treat. If you are able or want to find out more about  carbohydrates, calories and fat, go to your local library or bookstore to find The Calorie King-Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter

I would like to share my sugar-free or low carbohydrate bakery and treat shop food items with you. There will be more food items to come online within the near future. But for now, I hope you will be satisfied and enjoy my online store that will fulfill your desire, want or need for a delight, delicious, and enticing sugar free or low carbohydrate treat.

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