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...

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...

I’ve been trying to eat fewer animal sources of protein, but menu plans don’t list carbohydrates.

I have IDDM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) and am a 37-year-old female, 5 feet 2 inch, 58 kilograms (128 pounds), 57-gram protein/day meal plan, up from 40 gram/day based on 0.8 gram/day healthy body weight. Protein was increased after a period with negative creatinine clearance tests. I've been trying to eat fewer animal sources...

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...

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...

For hypoglycemia, a dietitian put me on a no sugar, high protein, low carbohydrate diet.

I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. My doctor put me on a diet that did not seem to work well (high carbohydrate). Recently, I have consulted a Registered Dietitian who has put me on a strict regimen to get some baseline results. She has put me on a no-sugar, hi-protein, low carbohydrate diet (no...

I was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and have been itching like crazy!

I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes II. My doctor diagnosed it and then sort of brushed me off when I had questions. I have one question for you. I have been itching LIKE CRAZY! Mostly my face. I have a rash around my mouth and now on my forehead and temples. It's driving me...

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 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...

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...

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