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Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

Which fruits should diabetic patients eat?

All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Metabolic syndrome: I am not sure why you are on a calcium channel blocker, but ace inhibitors are first line in diabetes with hypertension. Metabolic syndrome is a problem of obesity, high bp, high blood lipids and poor sugar control. The best approach to this is to eliminate refined foods from the diet. Eat a quart of vegetables daily. Omega 3 oils, magnesium, Alpha lipoic acid and aerobics are very helpful. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs should an insulin dependant diabetic eat per day?

How many grams of carbs should an insulin dependant diabetic eat per day?

Range: It is recommend the average adult eat about 60 gm of carbs (sugar) with each meal, larger people or men may sometimes eat up to 75 gm carb per meal and smaller people or those trying to do low carb 45gm of carb per meal with snacks being about 15 gm of carb. ...Read more

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Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What was your hemoglobin? Ask you doctor if you could have Gilbert disease, which is harmless. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating  looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Lantus (insulin glargine) dose: Hi. I applaud you for your healthy lifestyle and dedication to tight diabetes control. Finding the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose can be trickier than people think, especially for an active type 1. I was on Lantus (insulin glargine) for about 6 years before going on CGM in 2006. CGM is THE perfect way to find the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose, but not everyone uses CGM yet. Do you? My guess is no, or you'd have dialed in the right Lant dose ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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HbA1c 5.8. Fasting gluc 96. No family history of diabetes. I'm fit &exercise 1-2 hours each day, everyday. Eat healthy. Am I really pre-diabetic??

HbA1c 5.8.  Fasting gluc 96.  No family history of diabetes.  I'm fit &exercise 1-2 hours each day, everyday.  Eat healthy. Am I really pre-diabetic??

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your laboratory results do not indicate pre-diabetes. As you probably know, exercise is the best thing you can do for yourself. ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! you will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more

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Atkins diet: do I need under 9grams of any carb including fiber per hour?

Atkins diet: do I need under 9grams of any carb including fiber per hour?

Website: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more

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Fruits to eat for diabetic person?

Fruits to eat for diabetic person?

Fruits that: Have less sugar Are good like grapefruit , apples, strawberries, apples , smaller amounts of pineapple, Berries, kiwi.watermelon is not good as it is almost completely sugar ...Read more

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Can a diabetic drink diet coke ? Thanks

Can a diabetic drink diet coke ? Thanks

Not a great idea: "researchers discovered that artificial sweeteners can trigger sweet receptors in the stomach. This leads to an increase in insulin and lowered blood sugar." This study was done on mice. However it is clear that there is an increased risk for weight gain and diabetes. See: http://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes-diet-soda#what-experts-say2 ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more

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I take metformin 1500mgs daily with victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 daily, i walk 1hr daily, will i lose weight.

I take metformin 1500mgs daily with victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 daily, i walk 1hr daily, will i lose weight.

Victoza (liraglutide) for weight: In the seminal trial for fda approval patients lost 6% of their body weight on a 3mg dose. If you want to lose weight though it is all about the diet. ...Read more

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Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

Less: You will find the fewer carbs a day, the less Insulin you require. What matters more is that you are using enough Insulin to maintain very good control of sugars. You should also be consistent with carbs. Be realistic, dont eat nothing and be miserable, but it is also dangerous to eat too much then too little carbs which causes high highs and low lows. Try to eat consistent amount. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

Can blood sugar for type i diabetic (age43), onset 3 years ago, be controlled with minimum lantus (insulin glargine) and strict diet of protein, vegetable and fruit?

No: If you are truly a type 1 diabetic, then the main treatment for you is insulin. Avoiding Insulin in a type 1 is just going to make you sicker. Lifestyle changes can decrease the amount of Insulin needed to keep your blood sugar normal but you do need to consume adequate amount of calories. ...Read more

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Are eggs good to eat in breakfast on daily basis?

Are eggs good to eat in breakfast on daily basis?

Consider ...: Poaching and boiling eggs is better, using no added fat in preparation. Can use egg whites some days if want to reduce calories and fat. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar ok to consume daily?

How many grams of sugar ok to consume daily?

It depends: One teaspoonful of sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. I believe adults should limit refined sugar to 24 to 30 grams per day! watch dr lustig' s youtube video: sugar - the bitter truth! it is very informative. ...Read more