My mom has type 2 diabetes, but is confused on how to count sugar grams in foods and how carbohydrates map to sugar grams.

I have a question for you. My mom has diabetes type 2, but is confused on how to count sugar grams in foods and how carbohydrates map to sugar grams if they do. Can you point me to some reference material that I could pass along to her? Sugar is a carbohydrate and 1 level...

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...

Tell me about glucagon and how it relates to weight loss.

I was hoping you could tell me a little about glucagon and how or if it relates to weight loss. I heard in a lecture recently that it works against insulin and helps people to lose weight. Is there any truth to this? Could you just give me a little more information about it and...

Is there a hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising?

Is there a proven hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising? What hypoglycemic diet is recommended to achieve the most optimum insulin levels in the blood? If it's different from the one above? What exercise plan is recommended for a severely hypoglycemic patient? I've been controlling my severe hypoglycemic condition (diagnosed...

I thought that fructose raises your LDL.

Over the course of a year I managed to bring my total cholesterol down from a high of 305 to 220. I am still working on bringing it down even lower. A month or so ago, I had a fasting blood test, prior to a small surgical procedure and my blood glucose was 170,...

I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic. What food can I cut or add to my diet?

I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I already watch what I eat and workout lifting weights. What kind of foods can I cut from my diet and what can I add to my diet that will help? Also, besides running, what exercises can I do that will help as well? Congrats on exercising. Continue exercising...

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 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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