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...

Is the glycemic index is credible?

Hi, I was wondering if you've heard of the glycemic index. If so, how credible is it? I find it really hard to stay away from seemingly healthy foods, like carrots, potatoes and from low-fat snacks like rice cakes and Honey Nut Cheerios. All these foods I have named above are considered high glycemic...

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...

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 test for hypoglycemia was negative yet I am tired.

I was tested for hypoglycemia (fasting and then a blood test) and I was found to be negative. But after eating high sugar foods, such as pastries, donuts, etc. my stomach feels funny and I feel tired. What's causing the tiredness? I do not have diabetes either, by the way. Your symptoms are not uncommon and...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with hypoglycemia?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with hypoglycemia? The Diabetes Care & Education dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with patients with hypoglycemia. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you want (individual consultation)...

I had trouble on a low calorie diet and felt hungry.

Thanks so much for your prompt and detailed response regarding my question about a low carbohydrate diet. I very much appreciate your professional opinion because I don't want to do anything harmful. Just so you know, when I said I "had trouble" with a low-calorie diet, I simply meant I had trouble staying on...

How do you exchange soup in the exchange list?

How do you exchange soup with the Exchange List? I cannot find it listed in my booklet. I make both canned and homemade soup for my husband who is a diabetic. Most canned soups can be exchanged as follows: one cup reconstituted broth soups equals one starch; one cup reconstituted cream type soups equals one...

Here are updated diabetic exchanges

Visitors note: Updated 2008 diabetic exchanges The following answers are based on "Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes" published in 2008 by the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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