Dreamfields Pasta for Diabetics

David Mendosa Health Guide August 16, 2007
  • The information in this early article is updated in my article at "Is Dreamfields Pasta Good for People with Diabetes?"   When I returned from a hike in the mountains yesterday, I was tired, cold, and wet and had food on my mind. I wanted pasta as a variation to my recent diet of salad for lunch...

17 Comments
  • Mark
    Jun. 28, 2011

    Given the high volume of recent traffic at other websites and on Facebook regarding what's being alleged to be the "Dreamfields fraud," I'm curious what comments you have since you've followed the company pretty closely for a while.  You're linked to from their website, so you're obviously being used for credibility purposes.  Have they given you...

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    Given the high volume of recent traffic at other websites and on Facebook regarding what's being alleged to be the "Dreamfields fraud," I'm curious what comments you have since you've followed the company pretty closely for a while.  You're linked to from their website, so you're obviously being used for credibility purposes.  Have they given you any information to base that on?   I'd love to hear some good news about those 5g of digestible carbs!

     

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Jun. 28, 2011
      Dear Mark, I wrote about Dreamfields several years ago after seeing how it worked for me. Since then I have moved on to other things. David
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    Robert Fernanda
    Feb. 11, 2009

    I started using your products a couple of years ago because of my diabetes and I enjoy them very much. However, when I purchased them a few months ago and realized that you have not only made your packaging smaller but you also raised your prices.I know that it seems like most companies are doing the same thing but I also realize that consumers are also tired...

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    I started using your products a couple of years ago because of my diabetes and I enjoy them very much. However, when I purchased them a few months ago and realized that you have not only made your packaging smaller but you also raised your prices.I know that it seems like most companies are doing the same thing but I also realize that consumers are also tired of being treated as if they are stupid and won't notice, and that consumers don't care. I am not one of those consumers and I have stopped buying your products and I hope that others will do the same.I am 70 years old and I realize that I am not going to break your company ,but I can no longer afford to buy your products. I will find another way. Thank Yoy!!

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Feb. 11, 2009

      Dear Robert,

       

      Thanks for writing and bringing up these questions. It helps to clear the air.

       

      First, however, I have to say that Dreamfields Pasta is NOT a product of mine. I don't have ANY products. I am a journalist and I write and write only about diabetes and how to control it. Dreamfields Foods is a separate company in Carrington, North Dakota,...

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      Dear Robert,

       

      Thanks for writing and bringing up these questions. It helps to clear the air.

       

      First, however, I have to say that Dreamfields Pasta is NOT a product of mine. I don't have ANY products. I am a journalist and I write and write only about diabetes and how to control it. Dreamfields Foods is a separate company in Carrington, North Dakota, that I have NO OTHER connection with.

       

      I do believe that Dreamfields has a product that many people with diabetes can and do appreciate. I have been happy to have introduced it to the diabetes community.

       

      You are correct that Dreamfields did reduce the size of the package, but they did not increase the cost. And most of the other "healthy pastas" like Barilla Plus and Healthy Harvest were already in a package that was less than 16 ounces when they made that change in package size.

       

      Dreamfields did not increase the price to the stores. So any increase in the shelf price was a choice the store made, which the company doesn't control.

       

      Even though Dreamfields Pasta is not MY PRODUCT, I was concerned enough about your message that I wrote the president of the company. His name is Mike Crowley, and this is his reply:

       

      "We apologize for any inconvenience our change in product weight may have caused. We needed to make this carton weight adjustment to Dreamfields Pasta in order to compensate for the increases in our cost of ingredients and transportation. This is the first adjustment we have made to the overall per-ounce cost of Dreamfields since its introduction in 2004.

       

      "We decided to adjust the carton weight, rather than increasing the price, because we know that increasing food prices throughout the grocery store puts a strain on your weekly budget. We hope you continue to enjoy Dreamfields and invite you to take advantage of the discount coupon we offer online at www.dreamfieldsfoods.com. We can also mail a coupon to you if your store does not yet take online coupons or you have trouble printing the on-line coupon, simply contact us at sales@dreamfieldsfoods.com."

       

      I hope that this helps!

       

      Best regards,

       

      David

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct. 01, 2007
    Im confused. If there are 5 "net" carbs but 47 carbs listed on the package, how do I dose my insulin. Thats a difference of 4 units of humalog.
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Oct. 02, 2007
      Most of the carbs in a serving of Dreamfields Pasta aren't absorbed. All 42 grams of carbohydrates are in a serving of pasta. However, they protect most of carbohydrates from being digested by using a unique formula and patent pending process; this protects all but 5 grams of carbohydrates from being absorbed.
    • Anonymous
      Katie
      May. 06, 2009

      So you only need to cover (with Humalog) the 5g of carbs - Not the 42?

  • Anonymous
    heyjude
    Sep. 01, 2007
    I too find that Dreamfields is 'friendly' the first time around but not on leftovers. Alas I love to make macaroni salad or Am. chop suey in 3-4 day batches, the later servings seeming even tastier as flavors blend. I can no longer do that, but it is a treat even if I DO have to make only one serving at a time.
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Sep. 01, 2007
      Good for you. I'm not disciplined enough to ever have any Dreamfields leftovers!

  • Anonymous
    Rose Marie McGee
    Sep. 01, 2007
    Dreamfields is an outstanding pasta. In my Oregon town of 50,000 I only see it on the shelf in one chain and they've reduced their selection. Today I'm off to find shirataki noodles another totally different Asian noodle also almost carb free.
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Sep. 01, 2007
      Dear Rose Marie,

      Yes, shirataki noodles are very low carb, if any. But they can't compare with Dreamfields Pasta in taste. You can buy it from them directly on the website. 
  • Monica Cohee
    Aug. 21, 2007

    David,

    Did you read my post about Dreamfields Pasta?  If you go to their website you can get a 1.00 off coupon.  And the best part it taste great! 

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Aug. 23, 2007
      Thank you! I don't remember seeing anything about the Dreamfields Pasta coupon before. But I just printed one out because I was going to the market for it in a few days anyway.
    • Anonymous
      Pasta Lover
      Aug. 27, 2007

      hi,

       

      the coupon can be accessed from the home page of the website, 2nd graphic down on the right hand side. enjoy!

       

      http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/

  • Pam Cobo
    Aug. 21, 2007

    Dear David,

     

    I love Dreamfields pasta.  Thanks for sharing the details as to why it is so kind to my sugar level.  I hope they keep making it forever.  They should really do more advertising aimed toward diabetics.  There sure are a lot of us out there!  I would be glad to be a spokesperson anytime.  I recommend it to everyone,...

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    Dear David,

     

    I love Dreamfields pasta.  Thanks for sharing the details as to why it is so kind to my sugar level.  I hope they keep making it forever.  They should really do more advertising aimed toward diabetics.  There sure are a lot of us out there!  I would be glad to be a spokesperson anytime.  I recommend it to everyone, diabetic or not!!!

     

    Pam

  • Anonymous
    Nicky.
    Aug. 17, 2007
    I love Dreamfields pasta, and so long as I'm careful not to overcook it or eat reheated portions, so does my meter. I'm sure I remember seeing somewhere that they were working on rice - do you know how that's going?
    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Aug. 17, 2007
      Dear Nicky,

      You have a wonderful memory! I asked Mike about it, but it's on the back-burner. With the implosion of the low-carb diets, they don't see the market for it right now. And not enough people know about the benefits of low glycemic diets to make up for it.