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Looking for a free online diabetic menu to follow
sugarbaby61  
Posted: Jun-03-06, 10:45 AM (EST)

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Hello eveyone I'm new here so I'll do my best. Can anyone help me out here I've been searching a online for a free online daily menu to follow for my daily meals. I need to be a little better with my meals and I thought for me it would be a lot easier to follow a menu, I don't know about you but I'm tired of going to the store and reading every label. I also have diabetes neuropathy in my feet very dreadful thing to have. Any info for this ? Please feel free to email me at anytime I'm at Sugarbaby61@aol.com. Have a great day and any info with be appreciated I was told I had this in 2003 and hate being a diabetic . I laugh when people say oh it could be worse, I'm wondering how much worse can it get with all the complications that go along with being a diabetic.



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harryjacobs   Canada
Posted: Jun-03-06, 01:10 PM (EST)
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My suggestion is to head over to the American Diabetes Association web site and grab one of there diets. Then follow there guidelines for the appropriate calories. The best way to plan meals is to learn what a carb, protien, fat and sugar portion is. Then you can do substitutions.

Also understanding the GI values of Carbs is useful. Knowing how fast they will be absorbed into your blood stream.

You may wish to also include a moderate exercise program into your daily routine, if walking is an issue, try a exercise bike or water activity at your local Y.

I don't believe that you can only diet, you must have activity and diet.

Harry



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stellamoderator   United States
Posted: Jun-03-06, 01:39 PM (EST)
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Hi,

There are several printable (pdf format) 2-week meal plans for various calorie levels available at the following url:

http://diabeticgourmet.com/Food_and_Dini.../

Hope you find them helpful.




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DRBain   United States
Posted: Jun-04-06, 01:17 AM (EST)
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I also have diabetes neuropathy in my feet very dreadful thing to have. Any info for this ? Please feel free to email me at anytime I'm at Sugarbaby61@aol.com. Have a great day and any info with be appreciated I was told I had this in 2003 and hate being a diabetic . I laugh when people say oh it could be worse, I'm wondering how much worse can it get with all the complications that go along with being a diabetic.

SugarBaby,

There are complications with diabetes and it is inevatable that they happen. This is the assumption that many make.
Not all diabetics suffer complications. In fact many can even lessen the severity of complications like neuropathy by doing exercises.

The ironic thing is some can do everything right and suffer from complications some can literately do nothing and have no complications at all.

Both of these examples are in the minority. The majority of us who eat right, exercise, and also for those that need to, take our meds and shots.
We do this and the majority of us could see a long future without any complications.

Diet and exercise doesn't stop because we went on meds or shots.

There is a simpler way of figuring out your menu. It is called carb counting and this allows you to eat many of the foods you did before without problems. Carb counting is simple, all you do is look at the carbs a food has and to total the carbs in a meal. To learn this method talk to your doctor about setting up an appointment with a diabetic nutritionist. There is a book out there that helps you count on the fly so to speak, called "The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter" ISBN: 1930448112. This is a small pocket book that even tells the carbs of foods at fastfood resturants menus. The book can be found at most bookstores.

The other very helpful thing is portion control. As an example I will use microwave popcorn. Most of us buy the box of 2.5 ounce bags and eat one bag thinking it is a serving when in reality it is a little over 2 servings. The box of popcorn labeled Mini bags are single serving bags. A single serving of microwave popcorn, I will use Act II as an example because it is what I have on hand, has 23 grams of carbs which quite easily fits in the range of a diabetic's diet.


I hope this helps.


DanR.Bain



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DRBain   United States
Posted: Jun-05-06, 11:43 AM (EST)
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"As an example I will use microwave popcorn. Most of us buy the box of 2.5 ounce bags and eat one bag thinking it is a serving when in reality it is a little over 2 servings. "

I meant 3.5 ounce bags that works out to 2.5 servings per bag.


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rdhogg_36305   United States
Posted: Jun-17-06, 05:29 AM (EST)
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I totally understand your anguish. This diabetis thing is the most agrivating thing I have ever gone through. Always wanting to be sociable but always guilty about food. As you say people look at you and say whats your prob you look healthy. Email if you have any further musings,

Bob



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