Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I do not question any professional dietary advice you may have individually received. However, your implication that all Type II diabetics must totally avoid carrots and cornstarch is not accurate. Carrots are rich in many nutrients, especially beta carotene. They can help lower blood pressure, and they also contain fiber. This recipe is not off-limits to all diabetics. It contains only 1-1/2 starch exchanges per serving, some of which are found in the beans. The amount of cornstarch (1 tablespoon) divided among the 4 servings is very small. As a Type II diabetic for over 30 years, I have never been medically advised to eliminate carrots, and I?ve been told to limit refined starches, not avoid them altogether. But each of us should follow our own medical requirements. This recipe may not be appropriate for your case, but I hate to see a good recipe rated low based on inaccurate information.