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...

My father has diabetes and his doctor says frozen packaged food is not good for diabetics.

My father, who lives in Israel, is 86 years old and has non-insulin-dependent diabetes. He just told me that one of his doctors says that frozen packaged food (or perhaps any food that is frozen) is not good for diabetics. Is there anything to that? Please let me know. Some frozen packaged foods (frozen vegetables...

If your C-Peptide levels has dropped, what are some foods that could prolong being diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic?

If your insulin reserve (C-Peptide levels) has dropped significantly over the last year, what are some foods/diet tips that could help prolong being diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic? Hopefully, your doctor discussed why s/he ordered a C-Peptide blood test and how the amount reflects how much insulin you are producing. If not it would be...

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...

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...

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 -...

My doctor told me I have borderline diabetes.

My doctor told me I have "borderline diabetes". He told me to lay off sugar and candy. Is that all I should not eat? What your doctor is telling you is that you have diabetes and need to control your food intake to keep your blood glucose within normal ranges. Calling yourself a "borderline diabetic"...

Can a person with diabetes drink alcohol?

We are updating our information on diet and have the following information on our web page. We would very much appreciate your reviewing this information for accuracy. We would also like to add a link from our site to yours. Beverages containing alcohol are converted into fat and are high in calories. People with diabetes...

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...

I am a diabetic. Can I use fructose as a sweetener?

I am a diabetic and I've read that I can use fructose as a sweetener. Is that true? Am I limited in how much I use? Fructose as a sweetener doesn't stimulate insulin secretion though it will add calories because fructose contains two glucose molecules. By using fructose as a sweetener, your blood glucose may...

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