I have hypoglycemia. Should I eat the way my body reacts and experiment with foods?

I have recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I have been put on the proverbial high protein / low carbohydrate diet. In doing some research I have found many discrepancies on just what a hypoglycemic diet is. Example: the diet my doctor gave me lists pancakes and waffles as foods I can eat. Other lists...

My dad is a diabetic. I would like some cookie recipes.

I need some help for my dad who is a diabetic. I would like some cookie recipes if you have some available or could you tell me where some could be found. For diabetic cookie recipes, I would suggest buying the "The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes" published by the American Diabetes Association...

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...

Where would I find a low carbohydrate bread?

Where would one find a low carbohydrate bread? Bread contributes lots of good carbohydrates i.e. starch and fiber. Second, I would suggest you look in your local grocery store as bread tend to be baked locally since they don't travel well and have a shorter shelf life. Compare food labels of low-calorie bread and a...

How can brandy taste so sweet and not have any carbohydrates?

I have a question regarding brandy (liquor). How can brandy taste so sweet and not have any carbohydrates? Also, where do the calories come from, if brandy does not have any protein, carbohydrates or fat? Thanks. Brandy is made from distilled wine or fermented fruit juice and is aged in a barrel. Even though there...

My doctor told me I have reactive hypoglycemia.

Recently, my doctor told me I have a condition known as reactive hypoglycemia, which he explained could be a precursor of diabetes. I know I have to change the way I eat to stabilize my blood sugar, but I don't know what to eat to both lose weight and treat these sudden drops of...

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...

I am tired of dragging along a food scale to weigh my meat.

I have been trying to follow the Exchange List diet, but am tired of dragging along a food scale to weigh my meat. When I eat out, I try to stick to chicken, pork chops or steak, but this is the time of year for banquets with roast beef and turkey. Do you have...

Is the glycemic index is credible?

Hi, I was wondering if you've heard of the glycemic index. If so, how credible is it? I find it really hard to stay away from seemingly healthy foods, like carrots, potatoes and from low-fat snacks like rice cakes and Honey Nut Cheerios. All these foods I have named above are considered high glycemic...

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...

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