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Doctor insights on: Low Oxalate Meal Plans For Diabetes

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What site should I consult when creating a diabetes meal plan?

What site should I consult when creating a diabetes meal plan?

ADA site: The american diabetic association site has a wealth of information. If you really need held ask your doctor to send you to a diabetic nutritionist. Insurance should cover diabetic education. ...Read more

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I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

See below: Easiest way is to do the plate method. 9 inch plate, 1/2 of which will be vegetables, 1/4 carbs (small scoop of potatoes/ rice/ pasta, or small piece of bread), 1/4 protein (size of a dec of cards for lean meat), fruits over pastries if possible, snacks in between should include small carb and protein, exercise 30-60 min a day, start slow if you have not exercised for a while. See a dr soon. ...Read more

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I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and I get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should I eat something or should I wait?

I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and I get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should I eat something or should I wait?

Consult your DR: Your dietician, ob, or endocrinologist will work with you to select the best foods. Exercise is crucial. You will learn to eat what you need at the times you need food. ...Read more

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My mom has high uric acid, diabetes, heart, blood pres. She wants to know why it's caused. Provide meal plan she does not eat meat or fish. What else?

My mom has high uric acid, diabetes, heart, blood pres. She wants to know why it's caused. Provide meal plan she does not eat meat or fish. What else?

Overweight?: Your mom's diagnoses often go together with overweight, which can cause each of them. I would recommend a calorie restricted diet, with particular attention paid to avoiding high glycemic foods, like potatoes, bread, rice, sugar, cakes etc. Daily exercise would be important too, aiming for 45 minutes each day, aiming to get a little short of breath and sweaty. Hopefully things improve soon. ...Read more

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My dad is on a diet for type II diabetes he has been told to go on a low oxalate diet (no stone). The food goes against everything we know. Ideas?

Second opinion: The 'low oxalate' diet is not critical to managing kidney stones. The physicain who instructed you to do this may be lawyer-shy. Chances are that other physicians and dieticians will tell him that the key to preventing kidney stones from recurring is more about staying hydrated so that the urine is always clear. ...Read more

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Can a 430lbs men go on a 1000 calorie diet by having 2 meal replacements and a very low calorie dinner all this with type 2 diabetes?

Can a 430lbs men go on a 1000 calorie diet by having 2 meal replacements and a very low calorie dinner all this with type 2 diabetes?

Possible: I recommend you do this under the supervision of your physician to monitor your electrolytes and adjust your diabetes medications as you start losing weight. Remember the best diet is one you can maintain for life so unless there is a medical reason to do something this drastic, I think you should talk to your doctor and come up with a sustainable plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How can I make healthy and flavorful meals if diabetes?

How can I make healthy and flavorful meals if diabetes?

Cookbooks: There are a number of diabetic cookbooks that have great selections. ...Read more

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Why should I stick to a regular meal schedule if I have diabetes?

Why should I stick to a regular meal schedule if I have diabetes?

Balance: To gain balance in your blood sugars. Oral meds work constantly and need a source of carbohydrates to avoid hypoglycemia. Insulin is relentless - it will work whether you eat or not. Control is a balance of meds and caloric intake. ...Read more

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Might diabetes be caused by eating one large meal late in the day?

Might diabetes be caused by eating one large meal late in the day?

Not likely. . .: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is due to pancreatic failure such that the pancreas no longer makes any insulin. That's why type 1 diabetics will forever need to take Insulin shots. Type 2 diabetes is typically due to obesity leading to Insulin resistance. In other words, the body requires more Insulin than the pancreas can produce. It's doubtful unless one large meal is composed of starchy sugary foods. ...Read more

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Could diabetes be caused by eating one large meal late in the day?

Could diabetes be caused by eating one large meal late in the day?

Most important risk: Is family history

even if have family history single large meal/ day is small extra risk; more important is weight gain/ obesity
and eating simple carbohydrates =sweets. ...Read more

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I have a diabetes iam 26 year old my fasting is 136 and after meal it's 160 some time 180 iam not having medication is it any problem to be without?

I have a diabetes iam 26 year old my fasting is 136 and after meal it's 160 some time 180 iam not having medication is it any problem to be without?

Possibly: Fasting blood sugars of 136 mg/dl are fairly elevated. It would be a good idea to review your sugars with your physician. For type 2 diabetes sometimes patients start with metformin which helps to lower fasting blood sugar. For patients who won't take oral medication or who have been unsuccessful with it, sometimes basal Insulin is helpful. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight so I'm eating meals rich of suger... is this hight suger meal can cause diabetes??

I want to gain weight so I'm eating meals rich of suger... is this hight suger meal can cause diabetes??

Certainly!: Diabetes is caused by higher blood sugars, which can be caused by high sugar intake. For healthy weight gain I'd recommend healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, almonds, as well as increased protein, like fish and lean meats or chicken. If you want to eat carbohydrates like sugar, use ones that are whole foods, like potatoes, rice or carrots. ...Read more

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What to do for a 3 meal diet and Diabetes 2 as 6 meals impossible!

What to do for a 3 meal diet and Diabetes 2 as 6 meals impossible!

While there is: Disagreement on this topic, I believe three meals/day is the best for you. Make sure you eat fewer calories than you burn off to lose weight. ...Read more

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As soon I eat a meal I start feeling very sleepy infact very very sleepy. Is it sign of stuff like diabetes etc?

As soon I eat a meal I start feeling very sleepy infact very very sleepy. Is it sign of stuff like diabetes etc?

IT MAY BE A SIGN: Your pancreas may be having to produce excess amounts of Insulin to control your meal carbs/sugar spike.
I wish Insulin wouldn't lower blood sugar... It would be the best sleep medicine ever.
Please see your doctor and review these concerns. ...Read more

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Hello Sir, I had a report of diabetes with 128 after meal, is it a sign of pre diabetes, Analyzers said it normal though.

Hello Sir, I had a report of diabetes with 128 after meal, is it a sign of pre diabetes, Analyzers said it normal though.

Could be normal.: If that blood sugar reading was within two hours of eating, then it is normal. If that reading was fasting, then it would be suggestive of diabetes, although I'd prefer some formal blood tests done before settling on that diagnosis. But if it were after a meal, then any blood sugar below 200 is technically normal. ...Read more

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HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 (<6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

HbA1C 5.4 (<5.5 normal). FBS 5.3 (<6.0 normal) with last meal 14 hours before test. Family hx of diabetes. Is FBS too high? At risk range? Thnx.

Diabetes: Relax! There is no evidence, based on your numbers, that suggests you have diabetes.
That said, with a family history of diabetes it would be wise to get advice from the family about the best foods and drinks for someone concerned about diabetes. ...Read more

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No pre-existing diabetes, developed gdm. Now 10 weeks pp, fasting avg 125. After meals, 100. Why is my fasting # so high? Any chance it will resolve?

No pre-existing diabetes, developed gdm. Now 10 weeks pp, fasting avg 125. After meals, 100. Why is my fasting # so high? Any chance it will resolve?

Maybe: Having gdm means that you have at least a 50-50 chance of developing true diabetes at some time. At the present time you should try to lose weight, increrase your exercising and the sugar may come back to normal. ...Read more

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I can eat a full meal and be completely full then in about an hour I'll be starving again. Is this normal? My grandma had diabetes not sure what type.

I can eat a full meal and be completely full then in about an hour I'll be starving again. Is this normal? My grandma had diabetes not sure what type.

See a dietitian: The types of foods you are eating have a big effect on how soon you feel hungry again. Meals with lots of fiber and protein are more likely to keep you full than meals high in carbs and sugar-containing beverages. Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is more related to overweight or obese than what you eat though sweet drinks do seem to increase risk. Suggest you meet with a dietitian ...Read more

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My father diabetes is 298 after meals. For this insulins is best or medicines are best.

My father diabetes is 298 after meals. For this insulins is best or medicines are best.

Depends: ...On a lot of factors, most importantly what kind of dm he has and his other medical conditions. He should record his readings and take those to hs doctor. ...Read more

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How many carbs for pre diabetes of 6.1 each meal?

How many carbs for pre diabetes of 6.1 each meal?

Avoid All & go HiFat: Diabetes Mellitus develops over decades, glucose not upper normal until well down the road. Optimal HbA1c for lowest cardiovascular events in human trials 5.0%, well below 6.1%. While >250 gene variants involved, a primary driver is carbohydrates. Study: DietDoctor. Com, Mary Enig, FatChance. Html, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI. Org, Science for Smart People, etc. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and can I do weight watchers meal? But also have type 1 diabetes.

I have diabetes and can I do weight watchers meal? But also have type 1 diabetes.

Yes: I am assuming you need to lose some weight... If so you can do a weight-watchers diet with type 1 diabetes. Just make sure you talk to your doctor and dietitian first about how to adjust your Insulin if you start seeing highs or lows on the new food regimen. Weight watchers is a great program with balanced meals and moderate exercise. ...Read more

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My father's diabetes is 290 after meals how can I lower this this. Is this dangerous or not?

My father's diabetes is 290 after meals how can I lower this this. Is this dangerous or not?

See a doctor: Many different medications are available to improve the control of your father's diabetes. Diet is very important also, and what your father is eating will affect the blood sugar readings. Best thing to do is for him to discuss this with the doctor, who can advise your father how to achieve better control. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes, how many carbs should I eat with each meal? I am eating 3 times a day.

I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes, how many carbs should I eat with each meal? I am eating 3 times a day.

Prediabetes: The carb /caloric intake depends on daily energy expenditure and if you are overt/obese (needing to lose wt)

Recommend seeing a dietitian to calculate it ...Read more

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I am a 40 yearold female who has lost 34 lbs. Since december have been feeling lightheaded and lousy before meals is this diabetes?

I am a 40 yearold female who has lost 34 lbs. Since december have been feeling lightheaded and lousy before meals is this diabetes?

Only way to know: For sure is to take a blood test. If it is diabetes, these are advanced symptoms. Get to a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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I am taking norizec 2mg before meal and metformin500mg after meal twice a day for my diabetes for a long time. I had hyperacidity always at dawn?

Unclear, getBetterTx: C/w gastric reflux. Norizec (glimepiride) induces dying/sick pancreas beta cells work harder excreting insulin+symlin, can drive glucose too ↓, wears off <1.5 yrs + evidence accelerates worsening of dm (few want to admit this). Metformin ok but only partially ↓ liver production glucose from protein & fat; carb in diet will blow it away. Best current tx dm, ↓↓↓ all carbs+victoza+\-symlin|? Bydureon. ...Read more

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I need a meal supplement for man with type 2 diabetes. What can I get online?

Whole foods first: Generally, whole foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains) are more nutritious than any synthesized supplement. So if the need is for something pureed and easy to swallow, making your own from lower glycemic index foods would be the way to go. If that's not an option, then my dietitians usually recommend glucerna for diabetic patients. ...Read more

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After a big meal I feel weak and tired. Could this perhaps be a sign of diabetes?

After a big meal I feel weak and tired. Could this perhaps be a sign of diabetes?

Fatigue after meal: Fatigue after eating may be normal in some cases, such after an especially heavy meal. This can last from 30 minutes to a few hours. There may also be a relationship between fatigue after eating a low thyroid levels. Diabetes not as much so, although both diabetes and low thyroid conditions can cause symptoms of fatigue in general. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I'm under the impression I need to eat carbs in between meals, is this right?

No: As long as your not on mealtime Insulin or sulfonylureas, it is not necessary to eat carbs between meals

those drugs have increased risk of low blood sugar between meals, so that was often necessary; newer safer agents that don't cause hypoglycemia do not require eating carbs between meals. ...Read more