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...

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.

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)...

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...

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...

How do I contact a nutrition practitioner in Norway, who has experience working with hypoglycemia?

I need to get in contact with a nutrition practitioner in Norway, who have experience working with hypoglycemia. Do you know anyone or anywhere to contact? Thanks. Try contacting the Norwegian Dietetic Association.

I am very shaky and just do not feel well. I have diabetes and high blood pressure.

I was diagnosed with NIDDM (non-insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus) about a month ago because of a glucose reading of 146 over a period of more than a year. I was told to quit eating sweets, exercise and lose weight and take 1/2 of a Glucotrol tablet daily. I am 61 years old and...

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...

I’m looking for a diet for reactive hypoglycemia.

Thanks for the groovy webpage, but I'm looking for a diet for "reactive hypoglycemia". I couldn't find anything on your site using my "find" feature. Do you know where one goes for that information? Thanks Click on the nutrition topic hypoglycemia which is listed in a column on the left side of Ask the Dietitian's...

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...

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