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...

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...

As a diabetic, is it safe for me to eat honey graham crackers?

I am a diabetic. Is it safe for me to eat honey graham crackers? Yes, people with diabetes can eat honey graham crackers. The amount of honey or sugar in most brands of graham crackers (other than chocolate covered) is not considered significant. Three graham crackers measuring 2 1/2 inches square is equal to one starch...

What is in peanut butter that equals one fat exchange?

I am a diabetic. I love peanut butter. What is in peanut butter that you have to give up one fat exchange? The usual ingredients in peanut butter are peanuts and salt. Some brands add hydrogenated vegetable shortening or sugar. Hydrogenated vegetable oil is a saturated fat which may be added to prevent the peanut...

I thought that fructose raises your LDL.

Over the course of a year I managed to bring my total cholesterol down from a high of 305 to 220. I am still working on bringing it down even lower. A month or so ago, I had a fasting blood test, prior to a small surgical procedure and my blood glucose was 170,...

After I eat, I feel heavy in my head an very sluggish.

I would experience low sugar spells before the following control habits. I have been on a dietitian planned diet (6-7 small balanced meals) and exercise daily. Immediately after I eat, I feel extremely heavy in my head and very sluggish. It takes 30-45 minutes for the feeling to subside before I feel fine again....

Which diet is right for hypoglycemia?

Thank you so much for answering my question about which diet is right for hypoglycemia! I worried a lot about it and was pretty confused by the different advice from my internist and dietitian, as well as from several sources on the Net. Thanks to you. I feel more weaponed in the confusing world...

My internist diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia after 2 years of a series of doctors.

Last month my internist finally diagnosed me to suffer from "reactive hypoglycemia" after 2 years of struggle with a series of doctors. He told me a diet is the cure for me. Frequent meals (6 times a day) improved my health substantially. My internist prescribed me a low carbohydrate - high protein diet and...

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 like brandy and seven. How many can I have?

I'm a new diabetic and I would like to hear from you as to what you would suggest. Occasionally I like to have a brandy and seven. Since I can't drink regular pop, I've changed to diet pop. What about the brandy? How many can I have? While I do not recommend that anyone drink...

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