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...

My doctor diagnosed me with hypoglycemia and handed me a diabetic diet.

My doctor diagnosed me recently as having hypoglycemia. He handed me a diabetic diet to follow. Am I a diabetic? I don't have to take any shots like a diabetic. So why do I have to follow a diabetic diet? If your doctor diagnosed you as having hypoglycemia, you probably took a three-hour glucose tolerance...

Why do diabetics cut out sweets yet when weak or light-headed they eat hard candy?

Why do diabetics have to cut out all sweets, yet when they feel weak or light-headed, they put a piece of hard candy in their mouths? Is it supposed to be sugar-free candy? No. People with diabetes can eat regular sugar containing hard candy when they feel low blood glucose symptoms. A quick dissolving and...

Can a person with diabetes drink alcohol?

We are updating our information on diet and have the following information on our web page. We would very much appreciate your reviewing this information for accuracy. We would also like to add a link from our site to yours. Beverages containing alcohol are converted into fat and are high in calories. People with diabetes...

My son is a diabetic. What should I serve at his birthday party?

My son's birthday is next week. The problem is he is a diabetic. I've carefully watched his diet the last six months since we found out. What should I serve at his birthday party? He knows he can't have cake. Start making plans for a traditional birthday party with cake for your son. A person...

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 a diabetic. Could you help me in filling his lunch pails?

My husband is a diabetic, could you give me some help in filling lunch pails for him? In making lunches for people with diabetes, remember that variety helps ensure that those on insulin eat enough of the healthiest foods. Plan to include contrasts in flavor, texture, temperature, shape, and color. When the weather is cold,...

I have hypoglycemia. Should I eat the way my body reacts and experiment with foods?

I have recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I have been put on the proverbial high protein / low carbohydrate diet. In doing some research I have found many discrepancies on just what a hypoglycemic diet is. Example: the diet my doctor gave me lists pancakes and waffles as foods I can eat. Other lists...

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...

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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