My husband is a diabetic. Could you help me in filling his lunch pails?

My husband is a diabetic, could you give me some help in filling lunch pails for him? In making lunches for people with diabetes, remember that variety helps ensure that those on insulin eat enough of the healthiest foods. Plan to include contrasts in flavor, texture, temperature, shape, and color. When the weather is cold,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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