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...

Why is the meat group in the Diabetic Exchanges separated into three groups?

Why is the meat group in the Diabetic Exchange List separated into three groups? Do I have to have so many meals from each one each week? The meat exchanges are divided into three categories: lean, medium fat and high fat. All meat groups have the same amount of protein, which is seven grams. The...

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...

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...

Being recently diagnosed as prediabetic, should I be counting total carbs in food or sugar?

I have been recently diagnosed as prediabetic on October 18. I gave up sugar that day. My next appointment was December 17. My fasting blood sugar went from 123 to 106 milligrams percent. My A1c was 6.1. It had not been measured before so that was with only 2 months of no sugar etc....

A dieter asked my impressions of the Richard Simmon’s Deal-A-Meal program.

I love your website and think you're doing a great service for the dietetics profession. I am also a registered dietitian with a Masters in Health Science. I work at a 600-bed hospital in a major southeastern city. My clinical emphasis for the last four years has been in nutrition support. Here's my question: a...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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