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can anybody explain more or less diabetic merciful food calendar from morning to dark?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Strict: Basically this is a "soft" (but strict) diet that a diabetic patient can follow that will still aim to avoid foods that are 'bad' for him/her; but not too brutally restrictive. My advice is to be as strict as you can be; lose as much weight as you can if it applies; start to exercise because the stricter you control your diabetes now...The longer you will be without complications!
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: The lenient or merciful food "calendar" is a diary to help people to eventually learn carbohydrate counting. It is used by some .Dieticians.

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