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Meal Planning, Food and Diet from 2008

  1. What foods can I give my daughter so that her diet is similar to that of her twin brother? (8 Dec 2008)
  2. My granddaughter has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Is she allowed to have basic popcorn, salted or unsalted? (1 Dec 2008)
  3. Swimming has helped me lose weight, boost my energy and give me better diabetes control. I eat a light dinner an hour beforehand. Should I eat afterwards, too? (24 Nov 2008)
  4. After years with body image problems, my teen daughter has developed bulimia, something she wants to "self medicate." Where should I seek help? (24 Nov 2008)
  5. We've heard conflicting information about including or not including sweets in our son's diet. Can you help us understand what his proper diet should be? (22 Nov 2008)
  6. I'm a school nurse with a student who has type 1. The child's diet consists mainly of simple carbohydrates. How can get him to change his diet? (11 Nov 2008)
  7. Is popcorn a fast or slow acting carbohydrate? (8 Nov 2008)
  8. When my son travels to Europe, where can he find information on carbohydrate counting for the international foods that he will be eating? (31 Oct 2008)
  9. Is it safe to put my already thin daughter on a low glucose, low carbohydrate, low calorie diet? This was suggested after she had a fasting blood sugar of 106 mg/dl [5.9 mmol/L]. (31 Oct 2008)
  10. Where can one find a resource for determining carbohydrate content for casserole dishes and such? (27 Oct 2008)
  11. Can I give my daughter, who may have diabetes, fruit juice for her fruit intake? (24 Sep 2008)
  12. What can you tell me about quinoa? Is it good for people with type 1? (23 Sep 2008)
  13. What are some snacks with slow acting carbohydrates and protein? (23 Sep 2008)
  14. My nine-year-old son has type 1. Are sugar free drinks and other sugar free items safe for him? (18 Sep 2008)
  15. Although I exercise and eat lower carbohydrate meals, my blood sugars are elevated, even more so when I am on steroids. What do you recommend? (31 Aug 2008)
  16. Although active, my daughter has gained almost 30 pounds in the past few years so the endocrinologist has recommended more protein to help her lose weight. What do you suggest? (29 Aug 2008)
  17. My granddaughter's father sometimes gives her only 10 grams of food at 3:30 p.m., nothing else until the next morning. What should I do? (24 Aug 2008)
  18. Can pregnant women, women who are breast feeding and people with diabetes use beverages with the sweetener acesulfame potassium in combination with sucralose? (16 Aug 2008)
  19. My six-year-old takes Insulatard and is to eat six times a day. How can I plan meals? She doesn't have much of an appetite. (16 Jul 2008)
  20. I've been dieting, consuming protein shakes and bars. My blood sugar is slightly higher afterwards, more than when I eat regular foods. Why is this? (16 Jul 2008)
  21. Recently diagnosed with type 1, my daughter is hungry ALL the time. What can I give her to fill her up? (2 Jul 2008)
  22. Are you aware of any research studies showing that a high protein diet causes damage to otherwise healthy kidneys in type 1 or type 2 diabetics? (24 Jun 2008)
  23. Is it important to limit the amount of sugar and junk food a child with diabetes has? Why or why not? What are the side effects? (18 Jun 2008)
  24. There has been a lot of enthusiasm about low carbohydrate diets. Do you feel these are appropriate for children with type 1 diabetes? Why or why not? (11 Jun 2008)
  25. Can a child have mango or other fruit included in her diet? (7 Jun 2008)
  26. The doctor said my son has diabetes. I am now limiting his carbohydrate intake, but he's not gaining weight. How many carbohydrates should he get per day? (25 May 2008)
  27. On your Fast Food Nutrition Facts page, what is meant by "exchanges?" (14 May 2008)
  28. Do you know what weight lifting supplement is the best for a type 1 diabetic or should I avoid them all? (11 May 2008)
  29. How can I find out what information the school must provide with respect to carbohydrate counts for the foods it serves? (8 Mar 2008)
  30. My grandson was just diagnosed with type 1. His parents were told to replace juice and milk with artificially sweetened beverages. Why can't he have milk? (4 Mar 2008)
  31. To stay hydrated, my grandson prefers flavored water. Could he develop a health problem from drinking several bottles a day? (26 Feb 2008)
  32. My son is very physically fit. He eats a high carbohydrate diet. Is this okay? Should we cut back on the carbohydrates? (16 Feb 2008)
  33. Where can I find gluten free products that are lower in carbohydrates? (9 Feb 2008)
  34. In about a year and a half, I have lost 45 pounds and want to lose 50 more. I eat virtually no carbohydrates, but want to add them to my diet. What kind and how much can I have? (5 Feb 2008)
  35. I have heard that using cornstarch mixed with milk can help with nighttime hypoglycemia. If so, could you please give me the amount and explain why this works? (22 Jan 2008)
  36. What can be done to change it so that ALL restaurants have to have nutritional information on hand? (9 Jan 2008)
  37. My son keeps getting up during the night and binge eating. At first, he took insulin, but, now, he does not. What should I do? (8 Jan 2008)
  38. When I determine the carbohydrates in my home cooked foods, my daughter has low blood sugars. What am I doing wrong? Does a higher fat content make a difference? (1 Jan 2008)

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