Tell me about glucagon and how it relates to weight loss.

I was hoping you could tell me a little about glucagon and how or if it relates to weight loss. I heard in a lecture recently that it works against insulin and helps people to lose weight. Is there any truth to this? Could you just give me a little more information about it and...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with diabetes?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with diabetes? The Diabetes Care & Education dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients with diabetes. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service...

I am a diabetic and weigh 130 pounds. I would like to go down to 115 – 120 pounds.

I am a diabetic and weigh 130 pounds. I am 5 foot 6 inches and would like to start dieting. I currently eat 900 calories a day (approximately) and exercise lightly three times a week. I would like to go down to 115 - 120 pounds. Any tips or suggestions? You are at a healthy...

I constantly crave sugar and know that this is symptoms of diabetes, but could something else be the cause?

I don't know what is wrong with me. I constantly crave sugar. So bad sometimes that I will go in the kitchen and eat tablespoons of raw sugar at a time. I am really moody. One minute I will be happy and then 10 minutes later want to cry. I get so sleepy after...

I need to find what kinds of cultural foods / diet that Lakota Sioux Indians eat for a new diagnosed diabetic.

Hi, I am a registered nursing (RN) student who is looking for some information to do with a case study we are working on. I need to find what kinds of cultural foods/diet that Lakota Sioux Indians eat. This particular patient is also a newly diagnosed diabetic so we need to help her plan...

My husband’s doctor took him off diabetes pills. He is back to his old ways of eating and drinking.

I am so worried about my husband, in January he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His cholesterol was 441 and his triglycerides were 2395 the highest his doctor has ever seen. His glucose was 347. He was put on a diet and pills. Well we followed the diet strictly and seriously in a week...

I was tested and my sugar level was a little high.

In response to your asking, if I had been tested for diabetes, I was tested when I had all the blood work done. My sugar level was a little high. But it goes up and down. Sometimes it is low. I do not remember the number. But I do remember my doctor telling me...

Since insulin turns carbohydrates into fat, is there a medication to take that will slow down insulin production?

Since insulin turns carbohydrates into fat, is there a medication to take that will slow down insulin production? No, and it would not be wise. Your pancreas produces insulin to move glucose into cells where it is metabolized into energy which fuels the body. When your blood glucose returns to a normal range 70 -...

My father has diabetes and his doctor says frozen packaged food is not good for diabetics.

My father, who lives in Israel, is 86 years old and has non-insulin-dependent diabetes. He just told me that one of his doctors says that frozen packaged food (or perhaps any food that is frozen) is not good for diabetics. Is there anything to that? Please let me know. Some frozen packaged foods (frozen vegetables...

My father has borderline diabetes. What kind of doctor should he seeing to get the best dietary advice?

My father has borderline diabetes for which he is taking pills. He also has high cholesterol and high triglycerides. He would like to know what kind of doctor he should be seeing to get the best dietary advice. His general doctor has not been supportive in putting him on a well-defined diet - at...

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