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From Nashville, Tennessee, USA:

My grandfather, aged 75, has been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. At his visit he was given a diet but proceeded to lose it almost immediately. Due to the fact that he is under a psychiatrist's care, he doesn't want to approach his primary care physician for another copy. I explained that he wouldn't think my grandfather any worse in the mental area, but he refuses. Is there anywhere on the Internet that a diabetic diet can be obtained and if so, where?


I guess I'd refer you to the ADA website -- they have consumer information and they publish several books that actually have meal plans and menus.


Additional comments from Stephanie Schwartz, diabetes nurse specialist:

Since meal plans should be individualized, especially in people with complex problems, I'd suggest that you contact your grandfather's psychiatrist and/or his primary care doctor, and explain what happened. This approach should minimize any psychologic effects on your grandfather.

Ideally, your grandfather should be referred to a diabetes dietitian to develop an individualized meal plan.


Original posting 20 Apr 1999
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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