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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

Water intake: Hi. There is a lot of opinion stated as fact regarding water intake. Most of everything you drink is water (juice, milk, beer, soda, whatever; exception-distilled liquor). As a type 1, you should avoid sweet drinks unless you're treating a low. Drink enough to not be dehydrated! Varies with ambient temp, humidity, and activity level. Try to keep urine clear to light; darker urine = need more H2O. ...Read more

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Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Cordial milk?: Not sure what cordial is. In general, milk is usually a healthy food, although it does contain a lot of fat and calories. It is not a necessary food though, and people who are lactose intolerant or who can otherwise not tolerate milk can do without it completely in their diet with no negative health consequences. If you are going to drink a lot of milk, low-fat may be better. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar per day is it healthy to have?

How many grams of sugar per day is it healthy to have?

Very little: I recommend that total grams of carbohydrates (including simple sugars) be limited to 60gm or less especially if you are overweight. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant. I eat healthy but I am concerned with my fruit consumption and the sugars from it. How much is too much? 3-4 fruit per day?

I am 20 weeks pregnant. I eat healthy but I am concerned with my fruit consumption and the sugars from it. How much is too much?  3-4 fruit per day?

See below: Fruits are healthful, but some do have a lot of natural sugars that can be very concerning if you're at risk for gestational diabetes or already have diabetes. http://www.livestrong.com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/ covers the topic well. If u eat fruits as part of a well balanced diet, u shouldn't have any problems. Just avoid those canned in syrup; fresh fruits are better. ...Read more

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For teens under 18 how much sugar should they have per day and what's the max amt?

For teens under 18 how much sugar should they have per day and what's the max amt?

None: There is no ammount of table sugar a patient should have per day. Table sugar, brown sugar, etc. Is a sweetener and as such a treat, not a necessary nutrient. ...Read more

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How much sugar should a child be maximally given per day at 1st grade?

How much sugar should a child be maximally given per day at 1st grade?

Preferably None: Preferably, no sugar would be given to a child. Keep it to a bare minimum. ...Read more

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How much sugar should one take per day?

How much sugar should one take per day?

If you are referring: to refined sugar, then as little as possible. High fructose corn syrup is also something to avoid. In the US it's in many pre-packaged foods. Eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables will give you all the natural sugars you need. Peace and good health. If you want a sugar replacement please don't use chemical sweetners. You can use a root called stevia instead. ...Read more

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Dr. Archana Kayastha
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Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

Fruit and veg under 5g of sugar and how many grams should i have per day?

Sugar intake: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are - Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons ...Read more

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