Diabetic foods products

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What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, which is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other foods into energy.

There are two different illnesses that are known as Diabetes.Amy's Kitchen Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes your body makes little or no insulin.Amy's Kitchen One or more insulin injections must be taken every day depending on your diet.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, your body can’t properly use the insulin that it makes.Amy's Kitchen These individuals typically have higher than normal amounts of insulin in their blood, but their bodies resist its blood-sugar regulating action. Most cases of Type 2 diabetes can be treated with diet, exercise, and oral medications. However, in some cases, insulin injections are also needed.

The symptoms of diabetes include feeling tired, excessive thirst and urination, feeling unusually hungry, being moody, weight loss, blurry vision, and getting more infections than usual.

Although the cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles in Type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 18.2 million people in the United States, or 6.3% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 13 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease.

For more information about diabetes and diet, check out these links:

+ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse NIH
+ The American Diabetes Association
+ Diabetes.com

> Click here for the Diet Plan.

Exercise... it's not just for weight loss

Experts are urging those with type 2 diabetes to exercise, but not only for the reasons you think. Of course everyone knows when you exercise you burn calories. Burning calories can help with weight loss. Sometimes weight loss isn't as speedy as we'd like when exercising. This can cause people to give up on exercise as they become frustrated with the return for the physical effort put in. Experts say instead of focusing on the scale when you exercise, concentrate on the many other benefits of exercise. These benefits include:

  • improved blood sugar control
  • increased HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol)
  • improved blood pressure
  • increased fitness, strength and flexibility
  • enhanced well-being and personal attitude

Diabetes ingredients directory: a listing of suppliers serving the diabetic products market.(Directory): An article from: Nutraceuticals World
Book (Rodman Publications, Inc.)
2004-11-09 14:33:16 by unamomer

Only when I was diabetic

The low carb diet itself isn't the issue; from the article:
"Yet in true American fashion, we have taken this craze to its illogical extreme, creating all manner of low-carb products, including pastas, cereals, chocolate bars, brownies, and ice cream. In other words, instead of cutting out refined sugars and flours and moving toward more of a "whole foods" approach—which is what these diets implicitly (or explicitly) encourage—we have managed to spawn yet another generation of packaged, artificial foods. This is precisely what happened with the low-fat food boom in the '80s and '90s, which promised a dietetic alternative to every conceivable high-fat snack food and dessert

2007-07-11 22:12:58 by misty_TM

I was diabetic for a few years

And really loved using Splenda as opposed to Equal. After gastric bypass, you still need to stay away from sugary foods, so I continue to use it and products that have Splenda in them. I like the taste and for me, there's no mettalic/after taste.
Some people get headaches from any kind of artificial sweetner, so just try it and see what you like. Splenda has a website and there are lots of recipes as well as info on it there. A friend bakes for a living and uses it in her recipes when requested, as well as for herself.

2005-09-05 22:57:45 by My4Boyz

We do buy fresh stuff, and I cook healthy meals,

I am diabetic. We are extremely health concious in the house. We do vegetarian 1 meal a week, do not eat much red meat.. fish and chicken, Do not keep sugar products in the house, cook with splenda...we do not keep junk foods in the house. My kids snack on fruit, berries, yogurt, veggies. My particular problem is that i OVER eat. I eat and eat and eat and do not want to stop eating. I also seek comfort in food. We eat good things, I just eat too much of it and too often and I do not exersize like I should be.

2010-10-14 12:30:43 by X_and_Z

I would wait for the vet you trust since the

Wait isn't that long (it isn't like you have to wait weeks to see your favored vet). One thing though - if you look at the analysis of the Hills W/D food, it is VERY different from the food that you are feeding. While I'm not a fan of Hills, their perscription foods are formulated for the issues they address.
Here is the W/D info:
Nutrient Dry Matter1%Protein18.7Fat8.7Carbohydrate (NFE)51.1Crude Fiber16.5Soluble Fiber1

2009-09-30 13:58:04 by burningsky22

Then you should report it, you can only

Purchase food with food stamps or ebt cards. btw they no longer have food stamps. here is a list of what can/can not be bought.
Items that Can and Cannot be Purchased
Items that can be purchased with SNAP include:
* Food or food products meant to be eaten by people
* Vegetable seeds and food producing plants, roots, and trees for family consumption
* Baby formula, diabetic, and diet foods
* Edible items used in preparing or preserving food such as spices and herbs, pectin, and

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.

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  • Avatar muggywump1 How many carbs should a diabetic intake daily?
    May 05, 2010 by muggywump1 | Posted in Diabetes

    I am diabetic and I am unsure how many carbs I can actually eat. I am finding that anything over 15 grams of carbs I wont eat. how much is too much?

    • Learning to count your carbohydrate intake is critical for nutrition in diabetes and to getting better blood sugar control. Controlling the number of carbohydrates you eat each day will help you control not only your blood sugar, but it will also help with weight control. A good place to start f … /> Concentrating on how many carbohydrates you are eating can cause you to pay little attention to how much protein and fat you are eating. It is important to balance your diet with a proper portion of protein and fats. A single serving of protein per meal is recommended.
      Lots of luck!