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 dad is a diabetic. I would like some cookie recipes.

I need some help for my dad who is a diabetic. I would like some cookie recipes if you have some available or could you tell me where some could be found. For diabetic cookie recipes, I would suggest buying the "The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes" published by the American Diabetes Association...

I am a diabetic. Can I use fructose as a sweetener?

I am a diabetic and I've read that I can use fructose as a sweetener. Is that true? Am I limited in how much I use? Fructose as a sweetener doesn't stimulate insulin secretion though it will add calories because fructose contains two glucose molecules. By using fructose as a sweetener, your blood glucose may...

If your C-Peptide levels has dropped, what are some foods that could prolong being diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic?

If your insulin reserve (C-Peptide levels) has dropped significantly over the last year, what are some foods/diet tips that could help prolong being diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic? Hopefully, your doctor discussed why s/he ordered a C-Peptide blood test and how the amount reflects how much insulin you are producing. If not it would be...

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...

For hypoglycemia, a dietitian put me on a no sugar, high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. My doctor put me on a diet that did not seem to work well (high carbohydrate). Recently, I have consulted a Registered Dietitian who has put me on a strict regimen to get some baseline results. She has put me on a no-sugar, hi-protein, low carbohydrate diet (no...

Is there a similar set up for a diabetic that’s on 2000 calories a day?

I am familiar with Weight Watchers and I like the way they have little boxes to check off. I know this sounds simplistic, but it actually works. Is there a similar set up for a diabetic that's on, let's say, 2000 calories a day? I have asked our dietitian. We have been to two...

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...

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...

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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