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...

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...

I have reactive hypoglycemia and have been getting so much advice lately that am totally confused.

I'm also recently diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. (Although I think I've always been hypo as I used to faint a lot as a child). I've been getting so much strange advice lately that am totally confused. This is what I do know now: (please tell me if I'm wrong) Ketosis is BAD - they kept...

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 have a friend who has diabetes and is obese. She makes no effort to curb her fat intake.

I have a close personal friend who was diagnosed as having non-insulin dependent diabetes several years ago. She is very obese and since that time has been very faithful in watching her sugar intake. However, she makes no effort what so ever to curb her fat intake. At her last physical, all her tests...

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...

After eating breakfast, I become sleepy even though I do not overeat.

I have type 2 diabetes. I have been monitoring my diabetes through a more or less strict diet and daily exercise. My A1c test for the last three years has been within the normal range. Sometimes in the morning after I eat breakfast by an hour or so I become sleepy even though I...

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...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with diabetes?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with diabetes? The Diabetes Care & Education dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients with diabetes. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service...

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 -...

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