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Meal Planning, Food and Diet from 2004

  1. My mom was given a formula to determine her insulin. Can you help explain this? (30 Dec 2004)
  2. My daughter's school will not allow her to buy a hot lunch because they cannot provide the carbohydrate information. What should I do? (27 Dec 2004)
  3. How many grams of carbohydrates are allowed in a day per meal and per snack? Is the fat in avocados okay? (26 Dec 2004)
  4. Is there a web site that one can go to and enter meals on-line to find out the carbohydrate count information? (22 Dec 2004)
  5. How are you supposed to know how many carbohydrates to eat in one day? (22 Dec 2004)
  6. I found cookie dough made with Splenda. Are these cookies safe for my nephew, who was recently diagnosed with type 1? (21 Dec 2004)
  7. My boyfriend wants to lose weight so he has started exercising and not eating meat. Is not eating meat dangerous? (9 Dec 2004)
  8. My blood sugars seem fine when I eat carbohydrates that do not list sugar as an ingredient, but high when sugar is listed. Any thoughts? (3 Dec 2004)
  9. As a teacher at a school in Thailand, I want to help introduce the students to healthier food choices. Where can I find relevant information? (24 Nov 2004)
  10. How can I get my son to eat more healthy foods? Is adolescence causing his higher blood sugars, around 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]? (23 Nov 2004)
  11. Can I still have regular soda if a bolus for the carbohydrates? (6 Nov 2004)
  12. What will a school need to consider when providing food for a seven year old boy with type 1 diabetes? (4 Nov 2004)
  13. How can we determine the proper food and insulin for a recently diagnosed 13 month old who is on an insulin drip? (3 Nov 2004)
  14. I would like to get pregnant and incorporate low GI fruits into my diet. Are there certain fruits with a low GI index? (31 Oct 2004)
  15. We live in the UK, but plan to visit the U.S. soon. Can you explain how U.S. nutrition labels work for our son with diabetes? (29 Oct 2004)
  16. Is it okay to include a chocolate candy as part of my son's meal once or twice a week? (27 Oct 2004)
  17. Since my February 2004 diagnosis with type 1, I've had good control and continue to lose weight. Could my carbohydrate intake be too restrictive? (27 Oct 2004)
  18. I have a student in my class who was recently diagnosed with type 1. Is it okay for him to have high sugar foods in his lunch? (25 Oct 2004)
  19. What are some different ways that I can maintain good blood sugar control and live a healthy life? I have been craving foods even when not hungry. (18 Oct 2004)
  20. I am adult taking Regular and NPH twice a day, exercising, and trying to eat well. I have lows before and after dinner, and at bedtime. What should I do? (21 Sep 2004)
  21. How do we get our daughter to eat? She takes ADHD medications that make her not hungry and we need to balance her food/insulin. (20 Sep 2004)
  22. My son's 504 plan allows him to choose what to buy for lunch, while his classmatescan't choose. The teacher says this isn't fair. What are our rights? (19 Sep 2004)
  23. What is your opinion of the Jenny Craig diet program? Would you recommend it for an "on the go" person with diabetes? (15 Sep 2004)
  24. I get a headache after consuming foods containing artificial sweeteners. Could this be an adverse reaction to the sweeteners? (8 Sep 2004)
  25. I am a Head Start teacher of several children with high blood sugar or weight issues. What kinds of snacks should I give them? (29 Aug 2004)
  26. After 20 years with diabetes, I am trying to lose weight, having vegetables, protein and low carb Slim Fast drinks. Will this protein stress my kidneys? (29 Aug 2004)
  27. Can your pancreas stop working at any stage in life? Will I stop having nighttime lows soon? Can I split my meals into two meals to avoid post-meal highs? (26 Aug 2004)
  28. What do you think about the use of omega 3 supplements by people with diabetes? (17 Aug 2004)
  29. Could you please explain the relationship between food and ketones? If your food to insulin ratio was miscalculated, then couldn't ketones appear? (22 Jul 2004)
  30. I often skip breakfast and lunch. Is this bad for me? Do you gain weight if you take insulin, but don't eat? I'm afraid to discuss this with my parents. (22 Jul 2004)
  31. Is it safe for a diabetic to follow a low carbohydrate diet to cut medications and lose weight? (12 Jul 2004)
  32. At risk for diabetes, I have been on a strict diet. My dietitian wants me to lose more weight, but my legs feel tired so I can't exercise. Do you have any advice? (12 Jul 2004)
  33. Is a type one diabetic at greater risk for renal problems based on high protein intake alone? I eat a lot of protein after a laproscopic Roux-en-Y. (8 Jul 2004)
  34. My daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 last week. How can we measure and avoid the temptation of all the food on board? (8 Jul 2004)
  35. Should I limit my intake of Splenda because large amounts of it yield high doses of maltodextrin? (7 Jul 2004)
  36. I am a teen girl trying to lose weight. I play basketball, exercise and watch my diet. My A1c has gone up, too. How can I lose weight safely? (6 Jul 2004)
  37. Can a diabetic patient replace his morning meal/lunch totally with fruits, restricting salt due to mildly elevated blood pressure, and obesity? (30 Jun 2004)
  38. My teen niece is coming to visit. Unlike home, I plan to offer healthy snacks and limit her carbs. Does a change in diet put her at any risk? (29 Jun 2004)
  39. I have found recipes, some from the ADA, that contain brown sugar. How can one use brown sugar? How does an ounce of it affect blood sugar? (27 Jun 2004)
  40. Diagnosed with type 1 in February 2003, I have been on a low carb diet, which has allowed me to reduce or eliminate my insulin. Is this safe? (27 Jun 2004)
  41. After two months pumping, I gained weight so I went on a low carb diet. I now have higher blood sugars. Could this be caused by my diet? (18 Jun 2004)
  42. What are some healthy bedtime snacks we can give our daughter to help prevent nighttime low blood sugars? (6 Jun 2004)
  43. Can a person with type 2 diabetes include avocados in their meal plan? Can you tell me some nutrition information about them? (2 Jun 2004)
  44. My neighbor just told me about wheylow, a sugar substitute I should use for my son who has type 1. What do you think of this? (23 May 2004)
  45. My children enjoy drinking the flavored waters that are now available. Is this nutritionally the same as regular water? (12 May 2004)
  46. Over half of my pregnancy I have had high blood sugars. I had thought there would be no harm to the baby. Have I already hurt my baby? (12 May 2004)
  47. Why does my daughter sometimes have a low blood sugar only two hours or less after eating a meal with the required amounts of carbohydrates? (6 May 2004)
  48. What is the difference between a cookie and a sugar free cookie, same number of carbs? How long does it take for a carb to raise one's blood sugar? (4 May 2004)
  49. Could you help me find a nutritionist to help with vegetarian meal planning for my recently diagnosed daughter? What is the status of a cure? (2 May 2004)
  50. How do I determine the amount of insulin I need for a Glucerna meal bar? I don't quite understand the nutrition facts on the package. (30 Apr 2004)
  51. We count carboydrates. Should I give my son a regular or sugar-free cookie as part of his meal, when they have the same number of carbs? (20 Apr 2004)
  52. Our new doctor wants a consistent, 15 gram, morning snack for our daughter regardless of her blood sugar. Is this what most parents do? (9 Apr 2004)
  53. A different specialist suggested we change our son's insulin and reduce his carbohydrates, based on Dr. Bernstein's therapy. What do you think? (8 Apr 2004)
  54. Are home cholesterol test kits reliable? Why did my doctors not recommend dietary changes to lower my cholesterol? (6 Apr 2004)
  55. Recently, I ate some chocolate containing sugar alcohol. Shortly thereafter, I had consistently high blood sugars. Was it from the sugar alcohol? (5 Apr 2004)
  56. Can you eat watermelon? (3 Apr 2004)
  57. Should my daughter eat the same amount of carbohydrates for morning snack no matter what her blood sugar is? (30 Mar 2004)
  58. Which cooking oil is best for those suffering with diabetes and obesity: sunflower, soybean, or corn? (30 Mar 2004)
  59. I do not exercise very much and know I need to lose weight. I have type 1 diabetes. Can you send me a diet to help me? (29 Mar 2004)
  60. Because I have been unable to eat sugar for five years, I want to learn how to cook sugar free desserts for others. Where can I find a class? (29 Mar 2004)
  61. Is porridge good for people with impaired glucose tolerance? How is it different from oatmeal? Which is better for me? (24 Mar 2004)
  62. My husband suffers from several illnesses, including type 2 diabetes. What is a low protein, low phosphorous, low potassium bedtime snack? (20 Mar 2004)
  63. Do calories have any effect on your blood sugar? (16 Mar 2004)
  64. Can a diet that eliminates fast-absorbing carohydrates delay or prevent type 1 diabetes in a child at high risk? Can it slow the onset of the disease? (14 Mar 2004)
  65. My spouse has just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What foods can she eat? (14 Mar 2004)
  66. Should people with type 2 diabetes have orange juice as part of their meal, no matter what their blood sugar is? I was taught to use it for lows. (9 Mar 2004)
  67. We live in Liberia and have limited foods. What are nutritious foods which could be eaten by a diabetic and their proportions? (8 Mar 2004)
  68. Following prior hypoglycemic episodes, tests failed to determine a cause. The episodes have resumed. Is there something more serious going on? (1 Mar 2004)
  69. I often have peanut butter for a bedtime snack as it is a source of protein. How much peanut butter would be too much at one time? (27 Feb 2004)
  70. My partner insists on drinking Coca-Cola with meals, but I want him to have something healthier. How can introduce vitamin C into his diet? (27 Feb 2004)
  71. For children with type 2 diabetes, what type of diet is appropriate? Can they participate in sports? (24 Feb 2004)
  72. My question is about the Atkins Diet and ketosis. How do non-diabetics get ketones? Are these no carbohydrate diets safe for those with diabetes? (22 Feb 2004)
  73. Do you know of a good site that has a clear and common carbohydrate counter? (21 Feb 2004)
  74. How do I get a copy of the Carb Count Chart? Are there any studies in which I can be involved? (18 Feb 2004)
  75. Is it okay to drink 330 ml of beer once a month or once every other month? Can it affect any of my organs, such as my kidneys, heart, or eyes? (13 Feb 2004)
  76. My daughter was admitted into hospital diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis. What sort of foods and drinks should I give her? (9 Feb 2004)
  77. Is there a general guideline for the amount of carbs a two and a half year old needs for each meal and snacks? (7 Feb 2004)
  78. What percent of fat calories is suggested for a meal to keep consistency with the 50 point swing? (6 Feb 2004)
  79. Is there a video out there for grandparents to teach them about type 1 care and the importance of timed snacks and foods? (2 Feb 2004)
  80. My granddaughter is a very fussy eater. I would like to help her learn to eat better. (31 Jan 2004)
  81. My mom was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I would really appreciate it if I could get a list of foods that she might have. (30 Jan 2004)
  82. What can he eat that will help him put on weight without raising his blood sugar? (26 Jan 2004)
  83. Do you think it's right that a growing boy should not have a snack at night before bed? (26 Jan 2004)
  84. Recently a dietitian told me that the Atkins diet is not suitable for me since it will put a tremendous pressure on my kidneys. (25 Jan 2004)
  85. Is Splenda a sweetener I can use that will not raise my blood sugar level? (25 Jan 2004)
  86. What is the difference in giving my son a fruit at dinner than giving him chocolate "goodies"? Some of the fruit content seems just as high in sugar. (23 Jan 2004)
  87. I wanted to get on the Atkins diet and a health nutritionist at the gym told me that it causes type 2 diabetes. Is that true? (23 Jan 2004)
  88. How do I get a 15 year old boy with these three problems to lose weight safely? (19 Jan 2004)
  89. I currently weigh 51 kg and would like to increase my weight. Is there a diet regimen that I can safely follow? (17 Jan 2004)
  90. They allow her to have three small chocolate donuts some mornings for breakfast, claiming only 21 carbs. What about the sugar? (16 Jan 2004)
  91. Ever since my daughter was diagnosed, I've been told differently from hospital to clinic on her diet. (16 Jan 2004)
  92. Do you think "times are changing" and the old ADA diet is saying goodbye? (16 Jan 2004)

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