I am very shaky and just do not feel well. I have diabetes and high blood pressure.

I was diagnosed with NIDDM (non-insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus) about a month ago because of a glucose reading of 146 over a period of more than a year. I was told to quit eating sweets, exercise and lose weight and take 1/2 of a Glucotrol tablet daily. I am 61 years old and...

Does NutraSweet stimulate my food wants?

I am an insulin dependent diabetic on 40 units of Lente per day. This last year, I have been using NutraSweet (Equal) for a sweetener on my cereal. Recently a friend told me that NutraSweet increased the flow of insulin in your body and as a result increased your food wants. I have gained...

Why are free vegetables limited portions when cooked?

Why are "free vegetables" limited portions when cooked? When you measure a cooked vegetable, more cooked vegetable (weight) fits in a 1/2 cup compared to the raw version. Serving size and whether a vegetable is counted as free, vegetable or starch exchange is dependent on the number of grams of carbohydrate per serving (around 1/2...

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...

My husband is hypoglycemic, has hyper-acidity and intolerance to lactose in milk.

My husband is hypoglycemic, has hyperacidity and intolerance to lactose in milk. What type of eating program will give him the necessary daily nutrients? The diet your husband should follow is a high protein, low carbohydrate, and bland, lactose-free diet in six small feedings. Your husband needs help in putting this all together. He should...

Can I rinse the syrup off regular canned fruit? I’m a diabetic.

Can I rinse the syrup off regular canned fruit? I'm a diabetic and the dietetic canned fruit is so expensive? No, I would not recommend you rinse the syrup off the regular canned fruit. When a fruit is canned in syrup, the fruit absorbs sugar because the sugar concentration in the syrup is usually greater...

For hypoglycemia, a dietitian put me on a no sugar, high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. My doctor put me on a diet that did not seem to work well (high carbohydrate). Recently, I have consulted a Registered Dietitian who has put me on a strict regimen to get some baseline results. She has put me on a no-sugar, hi-protein, low carbohydrate diet (no...

I have reactive hypoglycemia and have been getting so much advice lately that am totally confused.

I'm also recently diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. (Although I think I've always been hypo as I used to faint a lot as a child). I've been getting so much strange advice lately that am totally confused. This is what I do know now: (please tell me if I'm wrong) Ketosis is BAD - they kept...

I follow a hypoglycemia diet of 45% carbohydrate, 25% protein and 30% fat with 1500 calories.

I am really enjoying your web page. I just recently graduated from Junior College as a Dietetic Technician. But I am not ending my education as a DT. I am starting at the University in the Fall to become a Registered Dietitian. Through my two years of training, I had never seen so much information...

I’m looking for a diet for reactive hypoglycemia.

Thanks for the groovy webpage, but I'm looking for a diet for "reactive hypoglycemia". I couldn't find anything on your site using my "find" feature. Do you know where one goes for that information? Thanks Click on the nutrition topic hypoglycemia which is listed in a column on the left side of Ask the Dietitian's...

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