Which diet is right for hypoglycemia?

Thank you so much for answering my question about which diet is right for hypoglycemia! I worried a lot about it and was pretty confused by the different advice from my internist and dietitian, as well as from several sources on the Net. Thanks to you. I feel more weaponed in the confusing world...

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"...

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...

I am a recovering bulimic and am in fear of how my diet affects my life.

I was surfing the net trying to find all the info I could find on hypoglycemia. I am a recovering bulimic. Both my parents are alcoholics. My father is a "rageaholic". I think this stems from a sugar disorder. I am also in recovery for money issues. I am debt free, but I still use...

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...

Does NutraSweet stimulate my food wants?

I am an insulin dependent diabetic on 40 units of Lente per day. This last year, I have been using NutraSweet (Equal) for a sweetener on my cereal. Recently a friend told me that NutraSweet increased the flow of insulin in your body and as a result increased your food wants. I have gained...

I am a confused about cheese as a diabetic.

I am a little confused about cheese and I am a diabetic. I know that 1/4 cup of low-fat cottage cheese is permissible, but what about the hard cheeses like cheddar, American and so on? What is in them that we cannot have? You can have hard cheeses and exchange cheese for meat in your...

My internist diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia after 2 years of a series of doctors.

Last month my internist finally diagnosed me to suffer from "reactive hypoglycemia" after 2 years of struggle with a series of doctors. He told me a diet is the cure for me. Frequent meals (6 times a day) improved my health substantially. My internist prescribed me a low carbohydrate - high protein diet and...

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...

As a diabetic, is it safe for me to eat honey graham crackers?

I am a diabetic. Is it safe for me to eat honey graham crackers? Yes, people with diabetes can eat honey graham crackers. The amount of honey or sugar in most brands of graham crackers (other than chocolate covered) is not considered significant. Three graham crackers measuring 2 1/2 inches square is equal to one starch...

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