My father has borderline diabetes. What kind of doctor should he seeing to get the best dietary advice?

My father has borderline diabetes for which he is taking pills. He also has high cholesterol and high triglycerides. He would like to know what kind of doctor he should be seeing to get the best dietary advice. His general doctor has not been supportive in putting him on a well-defined diet - at...

How can I work with meals with a choice of exchanges, but not all have the same exchanges.

I think you skipped over the part of my question that mentioned that for some meals in the month of meals five, some exchanges might have been substituted for others. It's right at the beginning of the book. How can I work with these meals given that a choice of exchanges are given, but...

I constantly crave sugar and know that this is symptoms of diabetes, but could something else be the cause?

I don't know what is wrong with me. I constantly crave sugar. So bad sometimes that I will go in the kitchen and eat tablespoons of raw sugar at a time. I am really moody. One minute I will be happy and then 10 minutes later want to cry. I get so sleepy after...

I follow a hypoglycemia diet of 45% carbohydrate, 25% protein and 30% fat with 1500 calories.

I am really enjoying your web page. I just recently graduated from Junior College as a Dietetic Technician. But I am not ending my education as a DT. I am starting at the University in the Fall to become a Registered Dietitian. Through my two years of training, I had never seen so much information...

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...

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...

Here are updated diabetic exchanges

Visitors note: Updated 2008 diabetic exchanges The following answers are based on "Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes" published in 2008 by the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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...

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