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Tpaige3
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butternut squash?

Yay or Nay?

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maternal grandfather, aunt
A1C at diagnosis 10.7
Metformin 500 mg 2x day, Vit D 2000 units/day
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marty1955
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Re: butternut squash?

Yay......slow cooker butternut squash soup....http://community.diabetes.org/t5/Eating-Right-with-Diabetes/Fall-Recipe-Ideas/td-p/392544/page/8  

 

I have caught your cold by way of the internet....LOL  Felt lousy with an awful sore throat for 3 days now...better today.  Doc's appt. for refills and such on Thursday...

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Tpaige3
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Re: butternut squash?

Oh noooooo Marty

I must have powerful germs! I am sorry youre not feeling well. I feel much better, just the cough, but im managing!

Diagnosed 5/29/13 T2
maternal grandfather, aunt
A1C at diagnosis 10.7
Metformin 500 mg 2x day, Vit D 2000 units/day
A1C 7/29/13 6.5
A1C 9/25/13 6.0
A1C12/24/13 5.7
A1C 3/18/14 5.8
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maplesyrup
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Re: butternut squash?


Tpaige3 wrote:

Yay or Nay?


Yep, go for it! 

 

Butternut squash has always been one of my favorites, to grow and to eat.  BUT, keep in mind that is much higher in carbs that the less starchy summer squash like zucchini. Therefore keep the serving down to about a half or a third of the smallest squash you can find.

 

Marty has given you a link to a great recipe for squash soup. I alway have a version of soup made with winter squash in my freezer. Time to start making it again and I will try Marty's recipe first.

 

As with zucchini you can grate any type of squash into your soups. It is a far less starchy (carby) thickener that flour or cornstarch.

Dianne

Diagnosed as type 2 in 2005 with an A1c of 9.1

Started with metformin and a low dose of an ARB for blood pressure. Added a sulfonylurea (a med that helps my pancreas produce my own insulin) Also a low dose of Crestor to lower my cholesterol.
After 7 years I could no longer tolerate metformin so am doing my best to keep control with a max dose of the sulfonylurea and lots of walking, some swimming.
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Tpaige3
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Re: butternut squash?

I actually sauteed it with grapeseed oil and sprinkled cinnamon on it. My sugar  almost 2 hours later is 108 so Im ok with that! And it was delicious! 

Diagnosed 5/29/13 T2
maternal grandfather, aunt
A1C at diagnosis 10.7
Metformin 500 mg 2x day, Vit D 2000 units/day
A1C 7/29/13 6.5
A1C 9/25/13 6.0
A1C12/24/13 5.7
A1C 3/18/14 5.8
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TikTok2
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Re: butternut squash?

I love it, especially this time of year.

 

I either roast it with indian spices or make soup.

 

Soup: Butternut squash, chicken broth, apple cider, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, coriander, apple.

 

or 

 

Soup: Butternut squash, coconut milk, lime.

 

 

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• Diabetes on both sides of my family.
• Assumed trouble metabolizing sugar as long as I can remember; migraines induced by hunger, very sleepy after meals high in carbohydrates from childhood. Learned how to avoid sugar and lots of complex carbs early on.
• Since early 2000s, "prediabetes" controlled through low carb diet and exercise, mostly walking. FBG 95-105, A1c below 6; glucose tolerance test was borderline.
• But weight drifted upwards but working on it.
• NAFLD brought under control with pravastatin.
• Metformin ER, 500 mg, started sept 2013 when A1c reached 6.5 despite diet and exercise regiment since early 2000s. A1c back down to ~6.0.
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Re: butternut squash?

We just had butternut squash the other night.  I halved it, cleaned seeds, and roasted it cut side up for about an hour at 375F (it was a large squash).  It was delicious with just sweet cream unsalted butter.  Equally delicious last night mashed in my blender then reheated in the oven with dollops of butter.  Bonus points for both kids inhaling it.

 

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Re: butternut squash?

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In the "old" days, I would bake either butternut or acorn squash in the oven or microwave and then add brown sugar and butter.  Now I use Splenda and just the tiniest drizzle of molasses to get the brown sugar flavor.

 

If it's a good sized squash, I can make soup for two the next day by sautéing a little sweet onions, and adding pureed squash. I think Marty mentioned using bouillon to thin squash or pumpkin for soup the other day. I might use anything from skim milk to half-and-half.  I like to use a little instant chicken bouillon instead of salt, and just a hint of pumpkin pie spice.


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Re: butternut squash?

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The calorie content in a serving of butternut squash  includes 35 calories from carbohydrates, 27 calories from fat and four calories  from protein. A serving of butternut squash contains 14 g carbohydrates, which  is about 5 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates. It also has 3 g of fat,  or about 5 percent of the daily value for fat. The protein content in a serving  of butternut squash is 1 g, which is about 2 percent of the daily value for  protein.

Butternut squash contains 153 percent of the daily value  for vitamin A and 27 percent of the daily value for vitamin C in each  serving.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/306736-how-many-calories-are-in-butternut-squash/#ixzz2gZavB23I

 

 

 

 

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Re: butternut squash?

 

Wasn't there an old proverb that said, "Give a woman a butternut squash and she will eat for a day; teach her how to figure it out for herself and she will be able to eat it for a lifetime."?

 

Seriously, you can learn to do this for yourself and feel a lot wiser and more independent.

 

You've already tried one tactic, which is to use you meter to see how it works for you. 

 

Another way is to have an idea in mind of how many carbs you can tolerate in you meal, and check out how many carbs are in a serving of squash.

  • The USDA National Nutrient Database at  http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list is my favorite online database but when I started out yesterday to look up butternut squash, I got stalled by the federal government shutdown. The site was not working for now.
  • Nutritiondata at http://nutritiondata.self.com/ showed me that each ounce has 3g of carbs, or about 12g for half a cup.  (A food scale can be a VERY handy too.
  • Calorie King at http://www.calorieking.com/ says 12.5g for the same amount, or 22g for a cup of cubes of cooked squash.
  • Calorie King also comes in book form and you can often find it at the supermarket checkout counter.  The book is a little more precise about the serving size for half a cup, with only 3.5 ounces, so it says just 10g. The boo is small enough to fit in my purse or glove compartment.
  • I don't have a smart phone, but there are a variety of apps you can download to have carb information at your fingertips.  I hope others will chime in and tell us which app they like best. They may also want to mention other online sites.

"Molly"
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed in 1995, now managed with Lantus, Novolog and Metformin; diet and exercise.
My husband and three adult sons also have type 2 diabetes.