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...

My test for hypoglycemia was negative yet I am tired.

I was tested for hypoglycemia (fasting and then a blood test) and I was found to be negative. But after eating high sugar foods, such as pastries, donuts, etc. my stomach feels funny and I feel tired. What's causing the tiredness? I do not have diabetes either, by the way. Your symptoms are not uncommon and...

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...

What hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes?

What helpful hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes for use by diabetics? Is it possible to substitute non-dairy creamers plus skim milk for cream? What substitutions can be made for the sugars? What is the use of cornstarch in recipes? I do not have a specific recipe for homemade ice cream for...

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...

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...

Is there a hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising?

Is there a proven hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising? What hypoglycemic diet is recommended to achieve the most optimum insulin levels in the blood? If it's different from the one above? What exercise plan is recommended for a severely hypoglycemic patient? I've been controlling my severe hypoglycemic condition (diagnosed...

Why do diabetics cut out sweets yet when weak or light-headed they eat hard candy?

Why do diabetics have to cut out all sweets, yet when they feel weak or light-headed, they put a piece of hard candy in their mouths? Is it supposed to be sugar-free candy? No. People with diabetes can eat regular sugar containing hard candy when they feel low blood glucose symptoms. A quick dissolving and...

Why are free vegetables limited portions when cooked?

Why are "free vegetables" limited portions when cooked? When you measure a cooked vegetable, more cooked vegetable (weight) fits in a 1/2 cup compared to the raw version. Serving size and whether a vegetable is counted as free, vegetable or starch exchange is dependent on the number of grams of carbohydrate per serving (around 1/2...

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...

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