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My husband is diabetic and had all teeth removed for dentures. He will get his dentures in about 8 weeks.

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Milk shakes ,ensure supplement. pasta, oatmeal,cheseecake.
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Absolutely agree,blend all the regular diet and add some protein powder.
Many people manage a soft diet for years without any teeth!!!!!!!!!!!
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Again, a blenderized diet. Anything, such as spinach, can be put into a blender.
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Just our experience, With my husband, when he had his teeth pulled and was waiting the many weeks for his full dentures, we ate a lot of Mashed Potatoes with various things added..... Garlic, cheese, corn. whatever sounded good to him. He also found that about a week in, he could eat Hamburger, I fixed a fair amount of casseroles that didn't take a lot of chewing. No diabetes involved, so I don't really know how else to help you! God Bless You Both. It is a journey after they get their teeth also, because their sense of taste is so limited!!
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Thanks everyone for your answers.. all these ideas are great... he is the worst patient everrrr and also so picky.. alot of his problem is texture.. he's never been a smoothie or milkshake drinker soooo.. it is going to be a challange.. he's healing very well and hopefully will get to have permanant impressions made in a few weeks and hopefully teeth withing the next 6 weeks.
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Plus I think with the nutritional items: Ensure, glucerna, others: don't have to give full bottle at once. Can moderate over time: a few sips here and there, wait an hour or two, a few more sips, from same bottle. Regular ensure has about 15g sugars in 1 bottle, so half a bottle 7.5g sugar, 1/4 bottle... 4g sugar. Could always administer 2oz of Ensure ... 4g sugar, for example, but doctor would know and a lot of good feedback above also. One would think a bit over 2-3 hour period would be okay, but doctor/nurse/medical asst. a good source also.
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He should be consuming smoothies via a blended duet.
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Boost and ensure are good starters. Another thing you can do is get a soup express and make homemade soup for his every meal. A soup express is actually a dual purpose machine that not only cooks your soup but you can also periodically blend it as it's cooking, it has a blender blade in the bottom of the jar so you can blend as you're cooking. A friend of mine whose husband had jaw surgery at one time had to live on liquids and liquefied foods for about 12 weeks because his jaw was wired shut after jaw surgery. He had to actually end up eating through a syringe to stay alive. His wife does all the cooking and she actually got that soup express. When I saw them out at Walmart, I noticed the price and was reluctant to get one being on fixed income. I just couldn't comfortably afford it at that time, but I would've liked to have had one and have seen a much lower price. This would have been a very good thing for me because I don't spend much time in the kitchen, meaning I also don't entertain much. As a single person on fixed income, I do good to get through each month let alone entertaining unless people contribute
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Personally, I would ask your primary physician. His insulin can be adjusted as long as they know what he is consuming.

A lot of what I read as suggestions above has hidden sugars. I used Orgain Nutritional Shakes on my DH but he is not diabetic and they are expensive.

A mini-chopper like Black & Decker will grind up all the foods he was already eating and he can continue on the diet you already were using. This is what my SIL did when her DH had all his teeth pulled for the same reason. There are many 'choppers' on the market - I use a B&D Ergo found at Amazon or Walmart for about $20.

I remember James saying that most of the foods tasted the same as unchopped - I think he said the steak surprised him. I would use hamburger myself.
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I think this is something you need to discuss with his diabetic doctor too.
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Also, just put olive oil or flax seed oil in a teaspoon and drink it. It will help give satiety as well as healthy omega 3 as an anti inflammatory.
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Once a friend of my sister had her mouth wired shut from jaw surgery. My sister made her a meatloaf dinner with carrots and potatoes then put it in a blender. Her friend said it tasted wonderful. The problem with Ensure, is it can give some folks loose stools, so be on the watch for that. You'd be amazed what people can eat without teeth. Just be sure to keep the protein level up for healing. And a vitamin supplement with adequate C and zinc. As a dental hygienist, nutrition is important for the mouth's healing. Does your husband smoke? (It is a big role in tooth loss) if so and if he won't quit, he must take in more vitamin C. It is depleted in smokers.
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Here is a shake that has over 500 calories. It's a whole food protein shake. Very tasty and great for diabetics.
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen cranberries, 1/4 organic lemon with the rind (optional), 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, 1 tablespoon chia seed, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, 2 raw walnuts, 2 raw Brazil nuts, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 tablespoon coconut butter, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. You can also add all ingredients to a widemouthed quart size Mason jar and use a hand held immersion blender and drink it right from the jar. Be sure to add enough water so that the smoothie is drinkable but still thick (total liquid should be an inch or two above the other ingredients before blending. You can also make it thicker and eat it with a spoon. If he is allowed to use a straw then look for the large straws.
Note: To activate the enzymes in the seeds and nuts in any smoothie recipe for easier digestion, you can soak them ahead of time. This will make them softer too. Fill a bowl with enough water to cover the nuts and seeds and let them soak at least 30 min. Overnight is preferable.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 1/2 cups): calories 547, fat 52 g. saturated fat 10 gr., cholesterol 0 ms. fiber 13 g. protein 15 gr., carbohydrates 27 g. sodium 41 mg.
You can add stevia to sweeten it a bit if it is too tart for him. Grind it up really well with the blender. This is very satisfying.
A good bone broth soup with lots of veggies cooked real soft will also be good.
Soft scrambled eggs, sauteed tomatoes and avocado is also a tasty dish. Just make sure you give him plenty of protein to balance the carbs and always include a healthy fat. I would keep him away from dairy to cut the sugar.
If you have a Sprouts or other store that sells seeds and nuts in bulk you can buy a few of each until you see how he likes it. Trader Joes also has many of these ingredients.
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Eggs, tofu, dairy products like cottage cheese, yogurt and kefir. Any well cooked veggies and fruits. Soups and stews & chili. Whole grain pasta and brown rice made into casseroles like mac&cheese or tuna bake. Almost anything he likes to eat now can be modified by chopping everything into a fine dice and adding lots of moisture (a mechanical soft diet).
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Glucerna products are intended for diabetics.
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Being diabetic the ensure plus is loaded with way too much sugar and carbs. I'll see if about looking for a sugar free possiblity. A lot of the soft foods are high in carbs as well.. it's like you go one route and it messes up the other... I'll keep doing research..
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This is what supplements like ensure were made for, and there are endless possibilities of smoothies and soft foods as well. There are several threads on this site covering this, search the site for "soft food diet" (click the three lines beside AgingCare in the blue banner to find the search box) or try searching "soft food diet ideas" in google.
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