Because my son was so young when he was diagnosed with diabetes, and because even now he is just a six year old little boy, my husband and I have been the ones that are asked the standard curiosity questions by friends, family, and people we meet. For my son’s sake, I am glad that it is that way. What we have both noticed is that there are a lot of misconceptions about diabetes. For instance:
“Oh, he has diabetes? My grandma has diabetes.” That is when I think to myself that there is a 90% chance they’re talking about type 2 diabetes. So many do not know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
This has happened at least twice while we were at a wedding or birthday party and Carson is eating a slice of cake: “He can have cake?! I didn’t think diabetics could have cake.”
“Isn’t diabetes the disease where you have to have a special 0 carbohydrate diet? Like, they can’t have bread, right?”
These questions are not verbatim, and yes I have added a snarky touch for effect, but these are three very common types of questions. Although some days are harder than others, I try my best in those instances to educate people about diabetes and debunk those common misconceptions.
The topic I would like to delve deeper into today is the “no bread” misconception. Because bread is so widely known to be a high carbohydrate and starchy food, it gets a really bad rap for people with diabetes. While there is certainly validity in those beliefs, this does not mean that bread is off-limits for diabetics. Starchy foods can be part of a healthy diet. It is also important to note that not all breads are created equal. Be an informed consumer and read those labels.
We recently discovered a new product that completely debunks the “no bread” misconception- breaDr. bread. You have my word that I would never recommend a product that I didn’t fully stand behind. Because I know finding good low carbohydrate products can be challenging, I want to share any time I come across something I think that other type 1 families could benefit from as well. breaDr. bread is certainly one of those products!
Here is a quote directly from the breaDr. website:
“Our most important objective when creating this product was to fully meet the needs of people with diabetes; and we have achieved this.”
A product that was created solely to meet the need of people with diabetes?! It is not every day that you see that!
breaDr. is the first company in the U.S. to utilize the patented Glusar technology. To read more on that click here. breaDr. Bread is all natural, has a low glycemic index, and is low carb. It is also an excellent source of whole grains, and a good source of fiber, and protein.
You might be thinking, OK, this is all great, but how does the bread taste? Does it taste like bread, or is it like so many diabetic friendly products out there, that are indeed low carb, but they have sacrificed taste in order to do so? I am here to tell you that it tastes AMAZING! You wouldn’t guess at all that it is a low carb bread. Our entire family of 4 loved it! My 3 year old who was told he could have his choice of an afternoon snack, requested a slice of breaDr. bread with some butter for a snack. To me, that speaks volumes! On their website, breaDr. discusses the importance of taste to them here.
So how do you get your hands on some? According to their website, they are working hard to get breaDr. to retailers, but for now you can order it online on their webshop. Make the most of your purchase and buy several loafs at a time, and as soon as you get a shipment, freeze the extras. To thaw, you can microwave the loaf for 1.5 minutes or set out at room temperature for approximately 4 hours.
I encourage you to try it for yourself! If you have any questions, you can email them at email@example.com. My experience with their customer service has been excellent!
If you end up trying the bread for yourself, I would love for you to comment on this post and let me know what you think of it! I am confident you’ll love it!
Disclaimer: I am not being compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.