I was tested and my sugar level was a little high.

In response to your asking, if I had been tested for diabetes, I was tested when I had all the blood work done. My sugar level was a little high. But it goes up and down. Sometimes it is low. I do not remember the number. But I do remember my doctor telling me...

Since insulin turns carbohydrates into fat, is there a medication to take that will slow down insulin production?

Since insulin turns carbohydrates into fat, is there a medication to take that will slow down insulin production? No, and it would not be wise. Your pancreas produces insulin to move glucose into cells where it is metabolized into energy which fuels the body. When your blood glucose returns to a normal range 70 -...

My father has diabetes and his doctor says frozen packaged food is not good for diabetics.

My father, who lives in Israel, is 86 years old and has non-insulin-dependent diabetes. He just told me that one of his doctors says that frozen packaged food (or perhaps any food that is frozen) is not good for diabetics. Is there anything to that? Please let me know. Some frozen packaged foods (frozen vegetables...

My father has borderline diabetes. What kind of doctor should he seeing to get the best dietary advice?

My father has borderline diabetes for which he is taking pills. He also has high cholesterol and high triglycerides. He would like to know what kind of doctor he should be seeing to get the best dietary advice. His general doctor has not been supportive in putting him on a well-defined diet - at...

My mom has type 2 diabetes, but is confused on how to count sugar grams in foods and how carbohydrates map to sugar grams.

I have a question for you. My mom has diabetes type 2, but is confused on how to count sugar grams in foods and how carbohydrates map to sugar grams if they do. Can you point me to some reference material that I could pass along to her? Sugar is a carbohydrate and 1 level...

What are the benefits of a diabetic taking this vanadyl sulfate supplement?

In the health food store, the salesman recommended that I take vanadyl sulfate. I am a diabetic, what are the benefits of taking this supplement? Are there any side effects? I checked the National Institute of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, several drug references and cannot find any information about vanadyl sulfate. Beware of persons...

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...

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 are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes? For a long time now when I get up in the morning I have a strong need/desire for something sweet. I never eat sweets any other time. Usually, one bite of something or anything with sugar is enough to satisfy this desire. I have tried...

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)...

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