Made Low Sodium Chili! Results.....
Dad said it was ok, not great, like he's used to, but he liked it.
We found out, tho, that his symptoms for low blood sugar is changing along with the no salt diet. He had a few saltines with no salt on top with the chili, and 1/4 of an apple afterwards. His sugar dropped to 65. 5 oz of orange juice, it was down to 46. Another 5 oz of OJ and down to 43! So it was back to 3 mini milky way candy bars with too much sodium. Nothing else was stopping it from dropping. It finally started coming back up after over an hour. He couldn't even sit in the chair at the table with out leaning on me. Boy was I scared! If it dropped any lower, I was calling the squad. When it started coming back up, I drove mom & dad home with DH following to bring me home. It was in the 70's when he got home. Man are we gonna have to do some adjusting! He took less insulin and Byetta than he is supposed to, and it still did this. Not
a good experience. DH did get an eductation in what to look for if mine drops, or if he is alone with dad.
But the chili worked!