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The Diabetic Exchange List (Exchange Diet)
Diabetic meal planning and diabetic menus can become much easier to manage with the use of the exchange lists.  Detailed diabetic food lists with the Starch/Bread List, Meat List, Vegetable List, Fruit List, Milk list, Fat list.  Specifics on how to plan for a low carbohydrate diet. (Healthy carbs) 

Eat Healthy - Diabetes
You can help control your blood sugar (also called blood glucose) and diabetes when you eat healthy, get enough physical activity and stay at a healthy weight. Using the Food Guide Pyramid helps you eat a variety of healthy foods. Variety means eating foods from each of the food groups every day. Read more about the six food groups. (Diabetic Menu, Diabetic Food List, Diabetes Diet)

Glycemic Index: New Way to Count Carbs?
The latest news in diabetes diet planning is that even foods with the same carbohydrate content can trigger a wide difference in blood sugar levels. Diabetes researchers have developed a system for measuring  the glycemic index of foods. Healthy carbs are those with a low glycemic index.  This information takes the exchange diet to another level to help establish a diabetic food list that helps normalize blood sugar.

Eating Right With Diabetes
Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone, but it is vital for people with diabetes. Diabetes diet suggestions start with an understanding of carbohydrates, fiber and fats. Tips apply to a gestational diabetes diet.  (Diabetic Food List & Diabetic Cooking) 

How to Read Food Labels
Food labels not only help you choose healthy foods, they can help you control your diabetes (diabeties). Learn what to look for in planning your diabetes diet.

Managing Hypoglycemia - Helpful Supplements (Part II)
This article lists many supplements that are suggested as useful for hypoglycemia in the literature. Outlines the importance of the B vitamins in  metabolizing fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc are discussed.  (Low blood sugar)

Dieters Weigh Choices: South Beach vs. Atkins
Diabetics have been aware of the benefit of low-carb diets for years. Now the general public has embraced the concept.  Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet, takes the approach of urging dieters to eat "the right carbs" - fruits and vegetables and, eventually, whole grains - but it still means forgoing the "white carbs" - white potatoes, white bread, white rice and pasta (except for whole wheat pasta) - for the rest of your life.

Sugar Alcohol
Sugar-free candy as well as as other products using the term "sugar-free" should be evaluated for total carbohydrate content.  Sugar alcohols, though listed by their weight content within the food as listed in the Nutrition Facts panel, are not metabolized (broken down and used for energy) the way true sugars are.  Because sugar alcohols are incompletely absorbed, the FDA allows the labeling and assignment of less energy per gram to these nutritive sweeteners. (Diabetes Diet and Nutrition)

Vitamin D: A Key Player in Overall Health
An international expert on vitamin D says that 36 organ tissues in the body respond biologically to vitamin D. The list includes bone marrow, breast, colon, intestine, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, skin, stomach and the uterus.

The Diabetic Diet
Your diabetic diet should be a well-balanced meal plan tailored to your individual needs, tastes, activity level and life style. Good diabetic meal planning  will include carbohydrates, proteins and fats in amounts that will promote good diabetes control.  Your dietitian may use diabetic food exchange lists to help you plan meals and snacks. (Diabetes Food and Diabetes Cooking) 

How Many Carbohydrates Should A Person With Diabetes Eat Each Day?
Carbohydrates are extremely important and should not be eliminated or severely restricted from a person's diet. Read more about carbohydrates and diabetics. (Low-carb diet, Carbs, Diabetic Meal Planning)

Carbohydrate Counting
I am a diabetic and I just don't know how to count carbs. (Diabetic Diet, Low Carbohydrate Diet, Diabetic Meal Planning)

Drug Induced Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency
The benefits of pharmaceutical therapy are widespread and in many cases life-saving. All of us, however, are familiar with the fact that drug therapy often results in side-effects. How often do we watch a television commercial for a new pharmaceutical agent and find that the last ten seconds consists of a rapid fire, voice over announcement listing a whole host of side-effects?  Or read a magazine advertisement with one page of ad copy and 2 pages of fine print warnings? We've discovered that in many cases these side-effects are "drug-induced nutrient deficiencies"! (CoQ10, Statin, Beta-Blocker, Diuretic, Depression)

The Truth About Sugar-Free Products
When Free Isn't Really - What most people don't realize is that most sugar-free products still contain carbohydrate and will make your blood sugar levels go up. Anything that has starch or sugar--whether naturally occurring or added to it--contains carbohydrates. (Diabetic Meal Planning and Sugar Alcohols) 

Sugar Substitutes
This chart lists equivalents for sugar and brand name sugar substitutes. (Diabetic Recipes, Diabetic Cooking, Diabetic Menu, Diabetic Dessert Recipes)
 
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exchange lists
one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.

ketonuria (key-toe-NUH-ree-ah)
a condition occurring when ketones are present in the urine, a warning sign of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Kussmaul breathing (KOOS-mall)
the rapid, deep, and labored breathing of people who have diabetic ketoacidosis.

glycemic index (gly-SEE-mik)
a ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods, based on the food's effect on blood glucose compared with a standard reference food.

carbohydrate (kar-boh-HY-drate)
one of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide carbohydrate are starches, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and sugars.
 
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