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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

  1. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates one consumes if adequate insulin is given for it? (6 Jul 2018)
  2. Despite following a low carbohydrate diet, my granddaughter's blood sugar are consistently elevated. Could she be insulin resistant? (24 Aug 2017)
  3. For someone with type 1, what are the consequences of drinking regular Coca Cola? Is it better to have it with a healthy food? (6 Jan 2017)
  4. My teen relative with type 1 eats a lot of candy, taking insulin to keep her blood sugar in range. Will eating the candy show up on her A1c test? (15 Feb 2016)
  5. My teen had highs and moderate ketones from two pump failures. Would it have been okay to give her a snack when she asked for one? (13 Jan 2016)
  6. If a child is on an insulin pump, would they be on an unrestricted diet, meaning that they can eat anything in any quantity and not have complications? (12 Jan 2015)
  7. My daughter is going to Europe. What apps are there for her to use for carbohydrate counting? Is there an app to convert the measurements, whatever they are, to grams? (15 Jul 2014)
  8. Is it okay for my sister to breast feed her daughter who was just diagnosed with type 1 and is in the ICU? The doctors at the hospital do not recommend it, but the pediatrician says it would be fine. (24 Dec 2012)
  9. What low/no carbohydrate drinks do you recommend that do not contain dangerous chemicals such as aspartame? (6 Jun 2012)
  10. Are the typical meals in Spain much different from those in the U.S.? Do you know of any English language literature about carbohydrate counting foods in Spain? (5 Mar 2012)
  11. For people with type 1, is it safe to consume stevia? (23 Nov 2011)
  12. A young dietitian told my teen son that he can eat whatever he wants because he's on a pump. Does a pump actually give a type 1 diabetic this much freedom? (4 May 2011)
  13. Despite a lot of exercise and a very well balanced diet, my teen daughter continues to gain weight. Do you have any suggestions? (11 Apr 2011)
  14. When cooking with DiabetiSweet, do I calculate carbohydrates or not? The web site said it does not produce a glycemic response. (4 Mar 2011)
  15. My 11-year-old has food issues, sneaking and asking for more at dinner. When she sneaks, she denies it, but her elevated blood sugars provide the proof. What do you recommend? (23 Dec 2010)
  16. My son, on three injections a day, is refusing to eat lunch causing low blood sugars. Meal replacement drinks are not helping. What else can I do? (16 Feb 2010)
  17. I've had diabetes for 10 years. Twice, I have had abnormal spot urine tests, but a normal 24-hour test. The doctor wants me on an ACE inhibitor. Can diet affect the deterioration of the kidneys? (5 Jan 2010)
  18. One doctor has said artificially sweetened tea is okay, while one has said sweeteners like aspartame are worse than sugar. What is your opinion? (22 Dec 2009)
  19. Is there a web site where I can look up carbohydrate counts for many different foods and drinks? (3 Nov 2009)
  20. My 22-year-old son was just diagnosed. He is depressed and doesn't want to seek medical help. What can I do to help him? What kinds of foods can he have? (18 Oct 2009)

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