I need exchange lists for Asian / Oriental and orthodox Jewish foods.

I am an adult nurse practitioner who sees many persons with diabetes. I am in need of a reference for exchange lists for my patients who eat predominantly Asian / Oriental foods and one for my orthodox Jewish patient who is out of the country 200 days per year. Can you help me? This same...

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.

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...

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 diabetic diets?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with diabetic diets? The Diabetes Care & Education dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients with diabetes, carbohydrate counting, and diabetic exchanges. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or...

What is the average amount of veggies, fruits and starches per meal in a 1200 calorie diet?

I have to be on a 1200-calorie diet and I have lost the number of exchanges needed per meal. Please give me an average amount of veggies, fruits, and starches per meal. I know the meats and milk but can't remember the other. I do not take insulin or medication. I am borderline. The standard...

What hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes?

What helpful hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes for use by diabetics? Is it possible to substitute non-dairy creamers plus skim milk for cream? What substitutions can be made for the sugars? What is the use of cornstarch in recipes? I do not have a specific recipe for homemade ice cream for...

Is there software where you can enter the recipe and it calculates exchanges?

My husband is a diabetic and I work for a physician where I help other diabetics and their spouses learn how to change their method of eating. I also have recently started teaching a program that focuses on healthy eating and has learned to convert recipes to exchanges. Is there a software program that...

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...

I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal sources of protein, but menu plans don’t list carbohydrates.

I have IDDM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) and am a 37-year-old female, 5 feet 2 inch, 58 kilograms (128 pounds), 57-gram protein/day meal plan, up from 40 gram/day based on 0.8 gram/day healthy body weight. Protein was increased after a period with negative creatinine clearance tests. I've been trying to eat fewer animal sources...

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