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I have a friend who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He doesn't have to have insulin but need to eat healthy with high carbs. Can you please give me a website or some information on how to take care of this? He has been exercising and watching what he

I have a friend who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He doesn't  have to have insulin but need to eat healthy with high carbs. Can you please give me a website or some information on how to take care of this? He has been exercising and watching what he

Thank : Thank you for your question. I would suggest you look at the website for the american diabetes association, www.Diabetes.Org. This site will provide a wealth of information for you and your friend. As you may know, type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body develops a resistance to insulin. As a result, the body has to make more and more Insulin to process glucose properly. The excess in glucose and Insulin eventually has several bad effects on the body, and can result in heart disease, vascular disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve problems. A diabetic diet is low in carbohydrates, especially simple sugars. By following a diabetic diet, and losing weight if one is overweight, some people can treat and even cure their diabetes without medicines. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed. (Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?

(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed.
(Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?

Reconciliation: If different doctors all use electronic medical records, and they perform "medication reconciliation" at each visit so that they all know what doctor prescribed which medication, likelihood is high that the systems alerts of any potential problems with the medications. The Affordable Care Act (=Obamacare) mandates medication reconciliation. ...Read more

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Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Broad topic: This is a broad topic that requires intensive patient education. Here are some basic principles. 1: less is better 2: spread whatever carbs you eat throughout the day. Your body may be able to handle small loads of carbs without making your sugars too high hope this helps you get started. ...Read more

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Can i take xls carb blocker ?

Can i take xls carb blocker ?

Diet Pills: Yes, but it will not do anything except empty your wallet of money. It will not in any way lead to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I go on a no carb diet?

How can I go on a no carb diet?

Don't use a no-carb: Diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com for information on a healthy diet. He cites lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, starch-based diet. ...Read more

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How do I stop my carb cravings?

Ironically: if you reduce or eliminate junk carbs from your diet (& replace with healthy ones) - carb craving often starts to diminish in a short period of time. Take care. ...Read more

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How is a no carb diet possible?

Since food consists: of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, a "no carb" diet would have to include only protein and fat. That is not practical and is not healthy. Check out www.drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for excellent research and information on the benefits of plant-based eating. ...Read more

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What can help with carb cravings?

What can help with carb cravings?

Protein & Fiber: Eat frequent (every 3-4 hours) small meals or snacks that are high in protein and fiber. Ideally each snack should be about 10-12 g of protein, 5 g of fiber, 15 g of carbs. The cravings will not go away immediately but eating in this pattern (with a regular meal at least once a day) will lower the craving! ...Read more

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How many carb in 1 cup sweet n low?

Trivial: Sweet and low is a sugar substitute designed to mimic the molecular structure of the sweet receptor in your mouth. It has a trivial amount of carb content. ...Read more

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Could you explain me what is no carb diet?

Could you explain me what is no carb diet?

Since food consists: of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, a "no carb" diet would have to include only protein and fat. That is not practical and is not healthy. Check out www.drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for excellent research and information on the benefits of plant-based eating. ...Read more

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How is it possible to go on a no carb diet?

No carbs: Protein and fat only- eggs, fish, meat, chicken, turkey, and cheese are all examples of protein, fat without carbs. Many nuts are also protein and fat with little to no carbs as well. ...Read more

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Which types of food are classified as high carb?

Carbs: What i believe you are asking is what carbs are high on the glycemic index. Low-glycemic index foods (less than 55) produce a gradual rise in blood sugar levels that's easy on the body. Foods with high-glycemic index numbers (more than 70) make blood sugar levels as well as Insulin levels spike fast. You can determine what foods are high or low at: www.Glycemicindex.Com. ...Read more

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Do fat blockers and/or carb blockers really work?

Lose weight: Generally, fat and carb blockers don't really work well for weight loss. There really isn't any magic pill do lose weight safely. The best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein intake & excercise. ...Read more

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What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

Unhealthy: Carbohydrates are the major feeder of fat cells in the body so a high carb diet is likely to lead to weight gain. High carb diets are also generally very low in fats. This can be helpful for someone with heart disease but some types of fats, such as omega-3s are healthy and provide good health benefits. High carb diets are generally not well regarded. ...Read more

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How effective is a slow carb diet with a cheat day?

How effective is a slow carb diet with a cheat day?

It depends: It depends on how much you "cheat" on your cheat day. The important part is to think not like something you will do for a period of time and then you can stop. The changes you made to your diet have to be permanent in order to maintain the weight loss. If you are thinking about the day you are going to stop eating healthy food, you have already lost the battle. ...Read more

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I'm 154 and want to lose 24 pounds should I do a no carb diet ?

I'm 154 and want to lose 24 pounds should I do a no carb diet ?

Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more

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I have been reading a lot about the slow carb diet (tim ferriss). Is this diet considered healthy?

I have been reading a lot about the slow carb diet (tim ferriss).  Is this diet considered healthy?

Slow Carb diet: It has many good features like eating foods with a low glycemic index and avoiding sugars and processed foods. It doesn't look worse than the typical american diet which is high in salt, sugar, and saturated fats. The true test of a diet is if you can stick to it longer for 6 months. If you can work it into your lifestyle and sustain the healthy aspects, then go for it. ...Read more