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What vitamins, minerals, or pills would be helpful to a type 1 diabetic for lower blood sugar and/or overall health?
Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is a destruction of the Insulin producing B-cells. Other than that, you are like any other 19 yo woman, and you need a healthy diet, exercise, and a happy life. Unless there is a specific deficiency, you don't need vitamins/etc. But you need Insulin (multiple shots), and the help of a diabetes professional to keep your glu reasonable without too much hypoglycemia. ...Read more
Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?
Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dietitian: That's much too complex to answer on the internet. See a good registered dietitian. Generally, a well-balanced diet, restricting calories and saturated fat. Avoid snack food, junk food. Eat 3 meals/d, no snacks, avoid extra salty items. Fresh food is best. Lots of fiber. See the dietitian. ...Read more
A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc..These are so called modifiable risk factor-you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm still looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor as for blood type a written in "eat right for your type" by dr. Peter. Help thanks.
Question the need: I used to be open-minded about d'adamo's blood-type diet but no longer put much stock in it- see http://www.Earthsave.Org/health/bloodtyp.Htm for a well-written critique. I think probiotics may help most people but don't know if you really need high biidus vs. Other strains, but jarrow bifidus balance ; source naturals bifidyn powder are good sources. ...Read more
Is there a particular diet that is recommended before having my blood drawn for LDL testing? I'm going in to have blood drawn next week in order to measure LDL levels. Should i adhere to a special diet or avoid any particular foods in the days before the
No diet: Cholesterol level are not going to change with a week of diet. If you are also measuring triglycerides (and most lipid panels will) you ought to avoid any alcohol for 3-7 days prior to blood withdrawing as alcohol may increase triglycerides level acutely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have type 2 diabetes and i am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?
What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?
Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more
How long does it take to lower your cholesterol when you radically change your eating habits. For two weeks I have given up all processed sugar and starched products. Am eating a large variety of veggies and a smaller amount of fruit. Also gave up all m
This : This is a great question. Typically, with cholesterol lowering medications, it takes at least 6 weeks to see the maximum effects. It takes quite a bit longer with changes in lifestyle, such as diet. At our lipid clinic, we wait at least 3-6 months to assess the cholesterol changes due to diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have type 1 diabetes and no health care or insurance, I have managed to keep my blood sugar down through diet and exercise, do I need to take insulin?
What are some snacks and foods that you would recommend for a type 1 diabetic to eat and routinely consume to help maintain lower blood sugar?
Good snack choices: Proteins will satisfy hunger but not elevate the blood sugar in between meals. Some protein choices include nuts, cheese, plain yogurt (minus the fruit & sugar). Other options include high fiber carb choice like fresh fruit, whole grain foods, and starchy vegetables like carrots. These will raise the blood sugar, so watch portion sizes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I take my daily needs of food vitamin requirements with out over eating a single type of foods?
Vary it: A cheap multivitamin / mineral tablet is plenty, and there's little wisdom in obsessively counting how much of what nutrient is in how much of what you eat. The rda's are set high and if you avoid extremes (all "junk food" and uninformed-vegetarian) you'll be fine. The common dietary deficiencies in the usa are vitamin d and iron. Life's hard enough without the extra burden of worry. Good luck. ...Read more
My glucose level was a bit hi and i'd like a list of foods that I can and cannot eat to stabilize this to the proper level?
Not foods: If the main concern is developing type ii diabetes, then choice of foods is not nearly so critical as finding some sort of physical exercise that you really enjoy and doing it frequently, intensely, and regularly. Get with your physician about this -- and don't forget to have fun! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there such a thing as eating right for your blood type? Am ab+ with a sensitive/weak digestive tract. What should I avoid eating?
Myth: This is a scam by a couple of people trying to sell unscientific books. It has nothing to do with evidence-based medicine. People want to be given rules, especially about diet, and want easy-to-understand stuff about health even if it isn't true. And debunking these folks is a thankless and sometimes dangerous task. I'm sorry you were inconvenienced. Your physician's your best diet guide. ...Read more
I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me
Avoid fad diets: All of these fad diets are just that.. Fads. If you want to lose weight and keep it off and do it in a healthy way, talk to your pcp, or a dietician/nutritionist for diet tips and start an exercise routine of some sort. Even if it is just walking. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
~1hr before...: ...A light snack and prehydrate with about 1/2-1 liter of your preferred beverage. Shouldn't donate w/full stomach w/heavy meal, as may get nausea just as likely as if on empty stomach. Few days before, iron-rich foods (red meat if so inclined), dark greens, good nutritious food so body has what it will need to start to replace lost unit. Continue after for 1-2 days while replenishing loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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