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Meal Planning, Food and Diet from 2005

  1. As a school nurse helping a first grader count his carbohydrates, how many grams of sugar are acceptable in a child's lunch? (30 Dec 2005)
  2. I recently encountered a young man with type 1 who had what I consiered an inappropriate lunch. Can you provide guidance on appropriate foods? (30 Dec 2005)
  3. Can someone with diabetes have tea with sugar? (28 Dec 2005)
  4. Do you recommend any particular electronic scale for carbohydrate counting? (21 Dec 2005)
  5. Can children with diabetes eat sushi? (30 Nov 2005)
  6. My husband is often unable to stick to his 1200 calories diet. Can he increase his metformin for that day or take a 50 mg acarbose, too? (30 Nov 2005)
  7. How do you calculate carbohydrates for foods made from scratch? (29 Nov 2005)
  8. Is the sweetener, Fruitsource, okay to use? (14 Nov 2005)
  9. Where can I find suggested nutrition plans for kids with type 1 diabetes that contain actual food suggestions? (14 Nov 2005)
  10. My brother-in-law is "losing" protein because he didn't take care of his diabetes in the past. Where can we find information on appropriate meals? (13 Nov 2005)
  11. My blood sugars are mostly normal and my A1c was 6.3. Is it okay to have candy from time to time? (2 Nov 2005)
  12. As the parent of a newly diagnosed toddler, do I need to feed my daughter based on the Food Guide Pyramid? (30 Oct 2005)
  13. When on a more controlled diet plan with a total carbohydrate count goal for each meal/snack, my daughter had better control. How can we get better control now? (22 Oct 2005)
  14. I need to develop a weekly menu for a young child with diabetes. What can the child eat and what should be avoided? (15 Oct 2005)
  15. I have a rare form of hypoglycemia. When I eat any kind of sugar, my blood sugar remains low. What do I have? What kind of diet should I follow? (14 Oct 2005)
  16. What can I feed my son at night to help prevent low blood sugars at 3 a.m.? Where are support groups in my area? (5 Oct 2005)
  17. I am an assistant manager at a community based residential facility and have a client with type 2 diabetes. Where can I find meal ideas for him? (5 Oct 2005)
  18. I take Lantus and Humalog, eat well and get a lot of exercise, but I have a "saggy" abdomen with signs of hypertrophy. How can I lose the weight? (29 Sep 2005)
  19. My daughter covers her high carbohydrate foods with insulin to keep her blood sugar normal, but she is overweight. What are the long-term effects of her diet? (26 Sep 2005)
  20. I have started eating more fruits and vegetables, but the fruits make my blood sugar spike very high. Why is this? Is this common? (17 Sep 2005)
  21. How does honey compare to sugar on a nutritional level in diabetic glycemic control? How should one incorporate artificial sweeteners into one's diet? (17 Sep 2005)
  22. I've heard vodka doesn't raise one's blood sugar. Is there any other alcohol that would be better? (16 Sep 2005)
  23. My son is having low blood sugars one hour after dinner. We know his NovoLog lasts up to two hours, but how do we know when the food has digested? (14 Sep 2005)
  24. What type of sugar is my mom allowed? My dad thinks anything with fructose or corn syrup is okay, but I prefer to give her Splenda or Sweet One. (13 Sep 2005)
  25. What type of bread do you recommend for someone with type 1 diabetes who eats a lot of sandwiches? (28 Aug 2005)
  26. When checking for diabetes, my son had a borderline blood sugar and an A1c of 6.3. He is thin and eats well. What should I do? (7 Aug 2005)
  27. Does heating or baking alter the carbohydrate count of foods? Is there any software to calculate the carbohydrate count? (27 Jul 2005)
  28. To help my father control his diabetes through diet, I want to prepare more cakes with nuts. What is the glycemic value for various nuts? (27 Jul 2005)
  29. Why is my daughter-in-law doing well with poor food choices while I am not? She has lost weight, while I have not. (23 Jul 2005)
  30. Could you give me some advice about what I should eat or drink to help my sugar come down? Can I change the insulin to tablets or medication? (20 Jul 2005)
  31. My son has type 1. Should I restrict his carbohydrates? How concerned should I be if he doesn't always have vegetables? (29 Jun 2005)
  32. I am at risk for diabetes. Should I drink diet soda or regular soda? (26 Jun 2005)
  33. When counting carbohydrates, why can't you subtract fiber if it is less than 5 grams? Does carbonation cause fat retention and weight gain? (13 Jun 2005)
  34. Is there a web site where I can find a diet plan for my teen son? There are no dietitians in the West Indies where we live. (29 May 2005)
  35. How important is it that my grandson, who has type 1 and celiac disease, get well balanced meals? (13 May 2005)
  36. My monther-in-law was recently diagnosed with type 2 and is in denial. What happens if she still eats sugar? (22 Apr 2005)
  37. My nine year old daughter is a binge eater and in DKA six times. Counseling has not worked. How can we stop this and get her blood sugars in range? (6 Apr 2005)
  38. My sister is concerned that her daughter is sneaking candy and taking insulin for it. She is worried about an insulin overdose. Where can my sister and niece get counseling? (23 Mar 2005)
  39. Why are my four year old's blood sugars so erratic? Is there something I should or should not be doing with his diet and exercise? (20 Mar 2005)
  40. What effect does Sugar Free Red Bull have on blood sugar levels for a type 1 diabetic? Does the consumption of so much caffeine influence insulin? (7 Mar 2005)
  41. Five years ago I was obese and had high blood sugars. They were fine after I lost weight. Now, they rise if I eat carbohydrates. What kind of diet should I follow? (7 Mar 2005)
  42. Why do you need a high carbohydrate before a GTT? Doesn't this mean you are destined to fail? (5 Mar 2005)
  43. Other than raising my blood sugars, what harm can sugar do to me? (22 Feb 2005)
  44. How can I better understand and calculate carbohydrates in order to apply insulin? (19 Feb 2005)
  45. I am taking metformin, Avandia and Lipitor for type 2 diabetes. Will these medications have a negative impact if following the Atkins diet? (15 Feb 2005)
  46. Is NutraSweet/aspartame dangerous for kids with diabetes? (9 Feb 2005)
  47. What foods should or should not be eaten? It is not clear what type of diabetes the child has. (3 Feb 2005)
  48. Should I reduce the amount of sugar in my stepdaughter's diet to help lower her blood sugars? Would walking help? Is there a way to bring down her blood sugars without extra insulin? (30 Jan 2005)
  49. I take Humalog Mix 75/25 before breakfast and dinner. How can I get more flexibility with respect to the time I can eat lunch? (30 Jan 2005)
  50. I was recently diagnosed with type 2. Where can I learn more about meal planning? (30 Jan 2005)
  51. Is there a magazine to which I can subscribe to find easy meals and snacks for my husband? He has type 2. (29 Jan 2005)
  52. How can I combat the compulsivity and the huge amounts of carbohydrates I crave? How can I cut down the insulin I use? I don't like to see doctors. (28 Jan 2005)
  53. My grandmother has been diagnosed with diabetes and takes oral medication. Is it okay for her to consume alcohol sugar? (9 Jan 2005)
  54. Is phenylalanine safe for my wife during her pregnancy? (5 Jan 2005)
  55. After a fasting glucose test, my son was diagnosed with type 1 last August. He has changed his diet and does not take insulin. Could he have type 2? (4 Jan 2005)

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