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If it is carbs that raise blood sugar, why do diabetic diets have you eat so many carbs?

A: Actually the fewer carbs you consume, the better. Eating a high protein diet is not hard on the digestive system or any other organ system in the body. There''s no definitive proof of harm and plenty of proof it is good for you. We humans evolved on a high protein diet and cultures that consume higher amounts of protein tend to be taller and healthier than those who rely heavily upon grains. If a diabetic is going to eat carbs, then they should be limited in amount and should be eaten in their most natural, unrefined state as possible. That means whole grains, fresh fruit, and lots of green and yellow vegetables. Obviously the more complex the carbohydrate, the longer it will take to digest, and less likely it is to raise the blood sugar....


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How do you plan a diabetic diet for a 13 yr. old who will not eat veg.and friut?

A: I used to work as a nurse at a children''s hosp and had many diabetic kids that were non compliant with diet/meds. Try to set up a non threatening meeting with a dietician who knows diabetes. Talk to your 13 yr old about the things diabetes can cause if he doesn''t do what he needs to do. Let him know of the sickness he can face. Losing 15 lbs could even knock out the diabetes that is trying to set in. Good luck potatoes and gravy are very high in carbs. avoid sugary cereals, potatoes, sugary snacks, rice and pasta. basically his diet should focus around protein (cold cuts, sandwiches) cheese, and dairy, nuts, peanut butter. he will have to...


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I follow a diabetes diet and i am trying to lose weight but cannot. I work out 3 to 4 times a week and eat very little, in fact i don''t have carbs, just vegetables and protein. I was told that there is a new prescription shot that helps diabetics lose weight is there such a shot?

A: If you are overweight, an appropriate goal is to change your diet and lifestyle to work towards a more appropriate weight. A dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator can help you determine what an appropriate weight is for your height and musculature. Some people who work out have more lean muscle mass and thus need to adjust their weight goals rather than just read a recommended weight off of a weight/height table. I work with many people trying to lose weight. I personally am not in favor of diets that limit foods from specific weight groups. I would assist the person in planning meals that are lower in calories but contain foods from all food groups. The food groups I would...


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Where can I find a copy of the diabetic diet? Is it available online?

A: I am not sure what you are referring to. I seem to remember a diet back when I was in my early 20's (very early) that gave you exactly what to eat. Can't recall what the items were though. Here are some websites that may help: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabeticdiet.html http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/diabetes/diet.asp http://www.healthsquare.com/mc/fgmc2021.htm HTH! TO FIND A DIABETIC diet, GO TO YOUR HEALTHY LIVING TAB TO SEARCH DIABETIC dietS OR USE SEARCH TAB TO GET LOADS OF INFO. You can also go here for suggested diabetic cook books to help with your diet. Good luck!...
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My daughters just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, diet advice and support group help?

A: Get a nutritionist or dietitian. Go get education on it. A nutritionist is as good as gold. http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/support/ http://www.cdfnb.org/support/suprtgrp.html http://www.diabetesamerica.com/?247SEM The reason everyone is giving out leaflets on hypos is because they are the most serious short-term complication. If her blood sugar drops below 4ish then you need to treat it with carbs and sugar. However, if you have lots of leaflets i dont really need to explain this any further. Running bloodsugars high- especailly in the 30 range or off the meter can be prety dangerous as well. Your daughter could get ketones- which are not pretty and can result in comas! Its really not pretty. Basically, if her...


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I HAVE TYPE 1 diabetes. I ALSO HAVE GASTROPARESIS,MY DIABETIC diet CLASHES WITH GASTROPARESIS diet.

A: Gastroparesis is a long term complication of diabetes caused by Autonomic Neuropathy which is damage to the nervous system related to the internal organs. It may present itself with different signs and symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/ or constipation, sensation of fullness, loss of appetite and erratic blood glucose readings. In your particular case, it has caused a decrease in the gastric emptying of the stomach, which means your digestion takes longer than normal. There are several things that can help alleviate this problem. One of them is eating small frequent low fat low fiber meals. Lactose restriction may also help as well as probiotic yogurts (Activia). If you find eating solid foods difficult, sometimes liquid meals may...


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Diabetic diets

A: Your best ally is a dietician - ask your doctor to refer you to one. Now there are sites you can get information from but always check with your doctor. CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING diet, 1200 CALORIE SAMPLE MENU Care Guide Information 1200-Calorie Diabetic diet Diabetic diet (Print Version)...


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I am a borderline diabetic, diet controlled. Is it possible in some people that sugar-free drinks keep your weight up?

A: Thanks for writing dLife. Your observation is very interesting and there are many reasons for weight fluctuations including activity level, hydration, sodium intake and of course other food choices that go along with your beverage choices. You may find that keeping a food journal for a few days will help you sort this out. Theoretically, diet drinks themselves should not cause a weight gain if they have no calories, but it is important for you to check the labels on the drinks that you choose to make sure of the calorie and nutrient content. However, water is always the best choice and if you also see good results with more water intake as opposed to diet drinks, by all means stay with water if weight loss is an important goal for your

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Diabetic diet?

A: Milk is a combination of carb, protein and fat. I''m on Atkins, which is NOT as strict as the Bernstein diabetes diet, and I don''t drink or use milk, lately cream, since the carbs in milk are so elevated. So I''d guess you should probably avoid or limit your milk consumption and use cream where on earth possible. On a typical diabetic diet, there are 6 exchanges... 1- protein (meat,beans) 2- starch 3- vegetable 4- fruit 5- milk 6- cooking oil Gestational diabetic meal pattern are typically the same foods, but different amounts of exchanges are allowed....


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Do you have information about a diabetic diet for someone with prediabetes?

A: Please consult with your physician before making any changes to your regular diet or physical activity. Consulting a dietitian can be helpful in developing better eating habits and healthy choices for diabetes. Studies have shown that eating a well-balanced diet that is low in refined sugars (artificial products such as cookies, cakes, chips, white bread, white rice, pasta, etc.) might help control blood glucose. Fruits and vegetables that contain complex carbohydrates are better choices and will not cause rapid spikes in blood glucose since the body takes longer time to digest them....


 
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