Being recently diagnosed as prediabetic, should I be counting total carbs in food or sugar?

I have been recently diagnosed as prediabetic on October 18. I gave up sugar that day. My next appointment was December 17. My fasting blood sugar went from 123 to 106 milligrams percent. My A1c was 6.1. It had not been measured before so that was with only 2 months of no sugar etc....

I had trouble on a low calorie diet and felt hungry.

Thanks so much for your prompt and detailed response regarding my question about a low carbohydrate diet. I very much appreciate your professional opinion because I don't want to do anything harmful. Just so you know, when I said I "had trouble" with a low-calorie diet, I simply meant I had trouble staying on...

Can I rinse the syrup off regular canned fruit? I’m a diabetic.

Can I rinse the syrup off regular canned fruit? I'm a diabetic and the dietetic canned fruit is so expensive? No, I would not recommend you rinse the syrup off the regular canned fruit. When a fruit is canned in syrup, the fruit absorbs sugar because the sugar concentration in the syrup is usually greater...

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...

My doctor diagnosed me with hypoglycemia and handed me a diabetic diet.

My doctor diagnosed me recently as having hypoglycemia. He handed me a diabetic diet to follow. Am I a diabetic? I don't have to take any shots like a diabetic. So why do I have to follow a diabetic diet? If your doctor diagnosed you as having hypoglycemia, you probably took a three-hour glucose tolerance...

Would your 1200 calorie high protein, low carb vs high carb answer apply to a type II diabetic on pills?

THANK YOU! I love your reply on high protein low carbohydrate diets and have linked to it in several places on Facebook! Would your same answer apply to a 66-year old Type II diabetic using drugs to control (no insulin)? As far as weight loss, yes. As to best nutrition therapy for a person with Type...

How do I find a registered dietitian in my area that specializes in type 2 diabetics?

What is the best way to find a registered dietitian in my area that specializes in diets for type 2 (?) diabetics? What questions or qualifications should one ask or be on the lookout for? What, if any, additional training should such a person have and is there any "certification" standards associated with this...

What is the average amount of veggies, fruits and starches per meal in a 1200 calorie diet?

I have to be on a 1200-calorie diet and I have lost the number of exchanges needed per meal. Please give me an average amount of veggies, fruits, and starches per meal. I know the meats and milk but can't remember the other. I do not take insulin or medication. I am borderline. The standard...

How do you exchange soup in the exchange list?

How do you exchange soup with the Exchange List? I cannot find it listed in my booklet. I make both canned and homemade soup for my husband who is a diabetic. Most canned soups can be exchanged as follows: one cup reconstituted broth soups equals one starch; one cup reconstituted cream type soups equals one...

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.

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