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...

How can I work with meals with a choice of exchanges, but not all have the same exchanges.

I think you skipped over the part of my question that mentioned that for some meals in the month of meals five, some exchanges might have been substituted for others. It's right at the beginning of the book. How can I work with these meals given that a choice of exchanges are given, but...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I am a confused about cheese as a diabetic.

I am a little confused about cheese and I am a diabetic. I know that 1/4 cup of low-fat cottage cheese is permissible, but what about the hard cheeses like cheddar, American and so on? What is in them that we cannot have? You can have hard cheeses and exchange cheese for meat in your...

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...

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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