Diabetic Food Pyramid 2012

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The food guide pyramid was designed to help both Type I Diabetics and Type II Diabetics. In our country, the majority of diabetics are not showing signs of improvement. It isn't uncommon for a diabetic to follow their food guide pyramid, or their suggested program to the letter and still not see a change in their blood sugar levels.

You can type 'diabetic food guide pyramid' into Google or any internet search engine and get results. These generic, non-specific guides may work for you or may not. Some are misleading and some are very useful. Always remember that type two diabetic needs to be very careful when choosing which guide to follow.

The type two diabetic should learn that a guide that has the bottom section of the diabetic pyramid made up of grains, making it seem like grains are the most important food for diabetics, is very misleading. Some guides recommend; 6 servings or beans, grains and starchy vegetables like peas and corn.

The reality is that grains and starchy vegetables like peas and corn are heavy in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are turned in to sugar once in the body. This can only damage the diabetic body, and therefore misleading as a food guide, and should never be followed blindly, without reason.

Also know that there are some people who will argue that whole grain foods are good for Type II Diabetics. Whole grain foods, while they are better for the human body then processed grains, are still high in carbohydrates. Following the advice of eating a daily diet of 6 servings of grains and starches would be dangerous to the health of most Type II diabetics, possibly leaving them with nearly no chance of recovery.

It would appear that the diabetes food pyramid is not effective in helping people with Type II diabetes. It is fairly common that those who do follow these types of food guides, without the proper supervision of a healthcare professional or physician, not only do not improve their condition, but in many cases worsen their condition as a result. There is a need for an effective food guide specifically designed to help diabetics improve their condition. Any diabetic knows how important diet is in controlling their Type II Diabetes. They need both useful and accurate information and right now, are having trouble getting it.

There are doctors that choose to educate their patients on the food types that can best help their condition. Type II diabetes is fast becoming an epidemic, while health care workers continue to recommend the same diet that they have seen fail over the years. As a whole, most people with Type II diabetes are getting worse, even while following the diabetes food guide pyramid or other programs like it.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition
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2011-05-14 23:00:20 by Brandymommy2afew

Diabetic Cat Update

So we saw the vet the and got all the old records sent to my vet. The exam went well except he had ear mites pretty severely so we got that treated. The vet suggested we try the prescription wet food since his previous vet said he never liked the dry foods. I politely bought one can and said thanks (later that week I donated it with the almost full bag of the hairball control to the humane society) Bingo and transitioned very nicely to the fancy feast... He really likes the plain ol' chicken best though.
I have been rubbing up on his ears since the appointment making it nice, petting him on the ears while I feed him, and just loving him up really

2012-08-24 17:07:33 by skaler

I put two rounded tablespoons into Molly's

Bowl. Just doesn't look like enough. Are you sure she's getting enough? I have another dog, who is 11 years old, diabetic, blind, and weighs just under 20 pounds-a poodle-schnauzer mix. We've been giving him a cup full of Hills W/D prescription food for diabetic dogs. I think it's around $45 for a 17 pound bag. Probably more.He gets 1 cup in the morning and 1 cup 12 hours later. Each meal is followed 15 minutes later with 11 units of N Insulin.
Molly is getting 1/2 cup of Blue Buffalo( what my daughter feeds her pooch and left a plastic baggy full for us)and seems to eat just once a day.

2009-03-20 11:55:21 by Bridle_Less_Equus

For those of you interested in TB Gelding

Some are asking why I am placing my boy. I don't care if I get flamed on here for trying to find him a home as like I say below- this horse has everything he could possibly need and I keep ending up in the hospital because I am not taking care of myself. E-mail if you want more info. Thanks!
There is nothing wrong with Captain. I am just in a horrible position right now after a car accident and can't afford to give him the love he deserves. He is my BABY and I bought him when he was 13 and did 3 Day Eventing with him for a couple of years, then did Dressage and then we moved up from Oregon to the Bay Area

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

Good Books The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal: A handy companion journal
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