Is there a similar set up for a diabetic that’s on 2000 calories a day?

I am familiar with Weight Watchers and I like the way they have little boxes to check off. I know this sounds simplistic, but it actually works. Is there a similar set up for a diabetic that's on, let's say, 2000 calories a day? I have asked our dietitian. We have been to two...

My son is a diabetic. What should I serve at his birthday party?

My son's birthday is next week. The problem is he is a diabetic. I've carefully watched his diet the last six months since we found out. What should I serve at his birthday party? He knows he can't have cake. Start making plans for a traditional birthday party with cake for your son. A person...

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...

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...

I am very shaky and just do not feel well. I have diabetes and high blood pressure.

I was diagnosed with NIDDM (non-insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus) about a month ago because of a glucose reading of 146 over a period of more than a year. I was told to quit eating sweets, exercise and lose weight and take 1/2 of a Glucotrol tablet daily. I am 61 years old and...

What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting for someone who is insulin resistant?

I am currently taking nutrition courses at a college. Currently, we are going over what nutrition is, what our body needs for survival and how different foods (calorie dense vs. nutrient dense) affect our body weight. What are your thoughts on Intermittent Fasting? Would the body still get adequate nutrition if you are eating a...

After eating breakfast, I become sleepy even though I do not overeat.

I have type 2 diabetes. I have been monitoring my diabetes through a more or less strict diet and daily exercise. My A1c test for the last three years has been within the normal range. Sometimes in the morning after I eat breakfast by an hour or so I become sleepy even though I...

Couldn’t my husband just cut out sugar and sweets instead of following exchanges?

My husband was just diagnosed as having diabetes. He's not taking any shots or pills. His doctor suggested we see a registered dietitian to get a diet. The hospital dietitian gave him a book called "Exchange List" and explained it. The list is pretty complicated and so different from the way we eat. Couldn't...

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