What is the relationship between insulin, sugar and refined grains?

I am an ACSM and ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I've been in the business for about 10 years now and one of my missions has always been to help dispel the fads and myths about health and fitness. I have been reading your FAQs for some time now and would like to thank you...

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...

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 internist diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia after 2 years of a series of doctors.

Last month my internist finally diagnosed me to suffer from "reactive hypoglycemia" after 2 years of struggle with a series of doctors. He told me a diet is the cure for me. Frequent meals (6 times a day) improved my health substantially. My internist prescribed me a low carbohydrate - high protein diet and...

I follow a hypoglycemia diet of 45% carbohydrate, 25% protein and 30% fat with 1500 calories.

I am really enjoying your web page. I just recently graduated from Junior College as a Dietetic Technician. But I am not ending my education as a DT. I am starting at the University in the Fall to become a Registered Dietitian. Through my two years of training, I had never seen so much information...

My husband is a diabetic. Could you help me in filling his lunch pails?

My husband is a diabetic, could you give me some help in filling lunch pails for him? In making lunches for people with diabetes, remember that variety helps ensure that those on insulin eat enough of the healthiest foods. Plan to include contrasts in flavor, texture, temperature, shape, and color. When the weather is cold,...

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...

Is there software where you can enter the recipe and it calculates exchanges?

My husband is a diabetic and I work for a physician where I help other diabetics and their spouses learn how to change their method of eating. I also have recently started teaching a program that focuses on healthy eating and has learned to convert recipes to exchanges. Is there a software program that...

Tell me about glucagon and how it relates to weight loss.

I was hoping you could tell me a little about glucagon and how or if it relates to weight loss. I heard in a lecture recently that it works against insulin and helps people to lose weight. Is there any truth to this? Could you just give me a little more information about it and...

How to tell when blood glucose readings are low and when they are deadly low?

I was wondering how to tell when blood glucose readings are just "low" and when they are "deadly" low? Sometimes I have readings of 40-50 even though I had felt that I had "high" blood glucose (a headache, stomach bloating and feeling funny, nauseated) and other times when my blood glucose is 40-50. I've...