Diabetic Diet Meal Plan

When is the best time to utilize a diabetic diet meal plan to lose weightc Hopefully before the symptoms of diabetes begin to arrive, but if you are already noticing signs, take action immediately. Diabetes can have lasting effects, but hope is not lost. You can control it with simple changes to your dietary practices.

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All across the internet, diabetic diet meal planning is becoming increasingly popular. Considering that diabetes can be fatal, it’s nice to know that these plans are more effective than any drug available today. Don’t put yourself through unnecessary worry or stress. Simply look into something like a 1200-1800 calorie diabetic diet meal plan, and give yourself a chance to beat diabetes for good.

Nearly every weight loss program you find today is based on a diabetic meal plan. Use caution when initially changing your diet, as the advice of an expert or doctor is always important.

Diabetic meal planning is replacing the pharmaceutical industry as well, in regards to diabetes. Of course, they stand to profit heavily, so they won’t tell you that these plans can replace your medication.

If you consider some numbers, using diabetic meal planning is an easy decision. When utilizing a diabetic diet meal plan to lose weight, you can shed 40 pounds in 3 months! Further, you can control your diabetic symptoms, and even wean yourself from medication.

Plans such as the free 1200-1800 calorie diabetic diet meal plan can help you to reverse the onset of diabetes, and regain control of your health. Using these plans is quite easy, and even better, they’re free! So, don’t stress, and definitely don’t wait. Educate yourself on what you are up against, and arm yourself with the tools to combat and defeat diabetes.

Remember, don’t count on information from an organization that can stand to profit from your disease. Take back control!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    please suggest me some examples of diabetic diet meal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor should be advising you in this area, or a nutritionist. As a general rule, you must avoid sugar. Also remember simple carbohydrates change into sugar which can affect your sugar level. Complex carbohydrates are better. Seek medical advice for proper quantities.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find a diabetic diet plan like the doctor gives patients?
    I know a lady who had to go on a diabetic diet for health reasons. I was wondering if there was anywhere that I could find a meal plan for a 1800 calorie or 1600 calorie diet, that lists foods for each meal and snacks etc etc. I know for a dieabetic diet just cut out sugar, but the meal plans actually break it down. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you’re saying, but it is a little complicated because meal plans ideally are created by a nutritionist/diabetes educator specifically for you. It also takes a little education; it’s not simply “eat a sandwich for lunch.” I’ll list what my meal plan looks like. I’m on 2000 calories, and I’m pregnant, but basically by eating more veggies and reducing some of the carbs you would have the right calories and it’s more appropriate for non-pregnant eating:

      Breakfast:
      1-2 Starch
      1 protein
      1 fat

      Snack:
      1 starch
      1 protein

      Lunch:
      2 starch
      1 fruit
      1 veggie
      3 protein
      1 fat

      Snack:
      1 fruit
      1 protein
      1 milk

      Dinner:
      3 starch
      2 veggie
      3-5 protein
      2 fat

      Snack:
      1 milk
      1 fruit or starch
      1 protein or fat

      The trick is to know what that translates to. Starches are whole-wheat, low glycemic carb servings that equal 15 grams of carbohydrates. Fruits are also 15g of carbohydrates. Protein servings would be 7g of protein, and milk would be 15g of carbohydrates.

  3. QUESTION:
    Please can you give me a two day diabetic meal plan?
    i really need help with some coursework so i want to have a two day meal plan for a diabetic diet i want to know what to eat
    for: breakfast
    mid morning
    lunch
    mid afternoon
    dinner
    supper
    over two days so two different meal plans
    and why it meet the diabetic dietary needs

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  4. QUESTION:
    Would it be helpful for a non-diabetic to go on a diabetic meal plan?
    A diabetic diet consists of rather healthy foods and very little sugar. Would this be healthy for a non-diabetic to adopt into their diet, or would the lack of sugars and other things cause some minor health problems?

    • ANSWER:
      You can bet your bippy. A low glycemic diet for the whole family is in order. It is the one thing Americans need to do to fight off this wave of Diabetes.
      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      kitty

  5. QUESTION:
    Need some help coming up with a diabetic meal plan for a day/week/month.?
    With so many food out there that a diabetic should avoid, how can i go for days/weeks or months without risking getting my blood sugar high? Can anyone recommend a good diabetic meal plan/activity to follow? I mean just thinking about it, it all seems so difficult to manage. I can’t imagine how a person who is not diabetic, be able to maintain good health/weight with a diabetic kind of diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don’t really have to avoid foods. What you need to learn is moderation. You can still enjoy ice cream, cake and other sweats in moderation.

      As for your regular meals, I would eat as many vegetables as you can, eat fruit but watch the size, because fruit has about 15 carbs per serving. Protein foods like chicken, beef, ham, etc have very little carbs per serving. When it comes to bread, pasta and the such here is what we eat in our house. They are low carb and taste just as good as the non low carb options:
      1. dreamfield pasta, only has 5 grams of digestible carbs. and it tastes better then regular pasta. This is not a wheat pasta, white pasta!

      2. bread, we buy lite bread or I have found freihofers wheat bread to be the lowest carb options. Be sure to read lables. Some will give you the nutrional info based on one slice, some two. freihofers for two slices is about 20 carbs, not too bad. but the lite bread is about 13 carbs for 2 slices.

      3. for taco’s I use Mission brand “Carb Balance” only 7 carbs! Great stuff! I am sure they would make a great wrap instead of having a sandwhich.

      4. We love PB and J sandwiches in our house. I use smuckers low sugar jelly. It only has 5 grams of carbs and taste better than that artificially sweatened stuff.

      5. Maple syrup, we use Cary’s, but I just recently bought maple grove sugar free, because I could not get Cary’s and that was good too.

      I guess those are the only “special” things I buy. The rest of it, I just compare lables and look for the lowest carb option there is. I try to cook using lots of vegetables and when possible, cook homemade stuff and stay away from processed stuff. I make my own sloppy joe’s and taco mix. I did purchase two great cookbooks that have lots of great diabetic recipes in them from the book store. One is Diabetic cooking 6 ingredients or less and the other was an ADA book I think calander cooking, but I get a lot of my recipes from other places and subsitute for lower carb options.

      Good luck to you!! It does not take too long to get used to the new way of life.

      edit: I forgot about this. If you like coffee or tea and do not like to use artificial sweatner, try stevia. It is sold in the health food section of major grocery stores.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan for my husband & I to do together?
    I would like to find a diet plan (meals & exercise) that my husband & I can do together, but is easy at the same time. He will only walk or ride bikes with me. I have the Walk A Way the Pounds DVDs and he will not do them. He also expects to have a full meal on the table every night, but agress that he should not eat that much and needs to loose some weight. I am a diabetic and could really use some support in losing at least 10 lbs. We are both in our late 20′s to early 30′s and have a daughter who is active. She could do something with us, but I need ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Recent studies have shown that the best diet plan for weight loss, diabetes, cancer and hypertension is a plant based diet.

      Using a completely vegetarian diet without chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese or anything else that comes from an animal, I have seen many people stop using insulin and get rid of their other medications. The patients that I work with usually eat only 2 meals each day; they skip supper because they don’t need the energy from that meal while they are sleeping.

      Any diet will not give you the results that you want without exercise.

      email me for details.

  7. QUESTION:
    Need a diet plan for a diabetic who needs to eat 6 small meals a day?
    She needs the small meals because of gastroparesis. Also has mild diverticulosis. Her diabetes is controlled with one daily dose of Glucophage.
    Thank you.
    Thank you, Naguru, for the good advice. I always appreciate your input.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a tough one and honestly, she should make an appointment with a dietician who specializes in these problems.

      people who have gastroparesis are not able to digest much fiber, especially fiber in fibrous vegetables and fruits, like citrus. on the other hand, the best thing you can do for diverticulosis is to eat high fiber foods and or supplement with fiber and a lot of water. the water or liquid part would be helpful to both problems.

      nowardays, doctors are saying that seeds and nuts are no longer restricted to those with diverticulosis unless of course these things bother the person, but then here we go again. they’re not so good for gastroparesis. it’s a catch 22. because you don’t want to sacrifice a healthy, nutritious diet altogether.

      also need to avoid full fatted dairy products and use the low fat or fat free versions.

      there’s a ton of information out there. just google gastroparesis/diabetic sample menus and do the same for the diverticulosis. good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Please help me find the best diet for me a type 1 diabetic, besides exercise and meal plan, that I already knw?
    I’m a type 1 Diabetic since the age of 5, I am now 25 years old…I have a 2 year old boy. I am on the insulin pump with Novolog Insulin…I don’t exercise as I should since my job requires me to be infront of a computer answering phone call and writing complaints.:)…by the time I get home…all I want to know its relax from the big headache I have on daily basis hearing people and infront of a computer,,,nothing I can do economy its bad….

    • ANSWER:
      When people ask me for advice on diet I always tell them to check out the South Beach diet. It has lots of helpful information on carbs and some great recipe ideas. I use Novolog in my insulin pump as well. Best of Luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    i need a diet plan/meal plan! please help me.?
    im diabetic, 130 lbs and 5’1. i wanna lose at least 15-20 lbs. i wanna be really tight but i hear it’s hard for diabetics. if you are a pediatrician, and are able to give me a free meal and excersise plan plz do. i love dancing, walking, and jump roping, oh and swimming, plz give me a step by step instruction guide on how to get a flat belly! and soon please!

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  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a diabetic & High Blood pressure meal plan for the week?
    My mother just came to live with us and she has Type 2 diabetes and High Blood pressure. Her body swells too when she is upright for more than a few hours.
    She is currently on medications and is also overweight.
    I know we can change this by diet and exercise, but I need help.
    I really think I need to get her on a better diet and watch her sodium too.
    Does anyone have any weekly meals plans, recipes, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet does not actually have that much of an impact on blood pressure.

      On the other hand, diet does make a huge difference in the management of diabetes.

      A truly diabetes-friendly diet is a low carb diet.

      Please do not use anything labelled ‘diabetic’ unless it is also labelled ‘low carb’.

      Carbs are what raise blood sugar, so diabetics should severely limit their carbs.

      Recipes that are low in fat but high in carbs are NOT diabetes friendly. The vast majority of ‘diabetic’ recipes are in fact high in carbs and will raise blood sugar.

      Google low carb diet for helpful suggestions. But basically you are looking at combinations of protein and non-starchy vegetables. For example, salmon in dill sauce with cabbage and peas (no potatoes); roast chicken with carrots and broccoli (no potatoes or rice), pork chops with zucchini and cauliflower (no starchy veg).

      BTW, I myself have both diabetes and high blood pressure, neither of which is treatable with weight loss nor diet. And believe me, I have tried. My blood pressure is currently in excellent control (100/65 last time it was checked) with a cocktail of pills. The best dietary intervention for Type 2 diabetes is a low carb diet.

  11. QUESTION:
    Diabetic meal planning help needed – a good exchange guide free on the net?
    I am taking steriods that are raising my blood sugar and I need to modify my diet to regulate, but don’t know how. Is there a reliable web site to help me set up a guide?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, gee, I feel for you!! I too am taking the nasty steroids and they were doing a number on my glucose levels. I simply cut down on the grams of carbs I am eating. So I am back to a very highly restricted 20 grams of carb.

      I eat absolutely no grain products, no starchy veggies and no sweets at all.

      I am on insulins and oral as well. So this is no picnic.

      Meats and salads and maybe an apple a week.

      think of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and green beans as very very low carb fruits and you can do this.

      Read Dr Bernsteins chapters 9 and 10. This is the link to chapter 9 and you can go from there. I hope it helps you too.

      http://www.diabetes-normalsugars.com/book/chapter9.shtml

  12. QUESTION:
    diet for type 1 diabetic on insulin pump?
    Hi- I’m a type 1 diabetic and I’m looking to lose weight. I don’t have too much to lose because I’ve always followed a relatively strict diabetic meal plan. However, I’m getting married in a few months and I’d like to lose about twenty pounds.

    I’ve been in touch with Jenny Craig, who doesn’t work with type 1 diabetics who are on an insulin pump, and they referred me to Lindora medical clinic because they have nurse practitioners and other nurses on staff. I got in touch with them today and they don’t deal with type 1 diabetics whatsoever. Most of these weight loss programs do “low carb” or no-carb dieting which results in pretty extreme weight loss. Those types of diets for a diabetic can be pretty risky.

    Are there any “quick-fix” diets that are type 1 diabetic friendly?

    (Please, do not post any information or suggestions regarding type 2 diabetics/adult onset diabetes/diabetes as a result of obesity. This question is specific to type 1/juvenile diabetes/insulin-dependent diabetes, thanks)

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  13. QUESTION:
    where can i find detailed hospital meal plans for diabetics?
    i am looking for meal plans for a diabetic thats on a 2000 calorie meal plan restricted diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Much good luck on that one!! Most hospitals, dieticians and nutritionists follow the USDA food pyramid for meal planning. They do not take into consideration that each of us is individual and cannot eat all the foods recommended for diabetics.

      I suggest that you consult an Endocrinologist and Certified Diabetes Educator in your area.

      I have on record, that the doctor that admits me to hospital ask my daughter what foods to include on my plate and that I be allowed to administer all my own maintainance meds from my personal supply.

      I cannot eat most of the carby foods on the list of “good for diabetics” foods! I would much rather see people watch the grams of carbohydrate per plate than a set number of calories.

  14. QUESTION:
    Diet for my diabetic dancing friend?
    Okay, so I have a friend who dances for her career and she wants me to come up with a diet for her because she is a diabetic. I have to make a meal plan for her breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have no idea how to do this, can anybody help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      She has to measure her insulin. Her doctor can easily print out a diet for her. Also, there are many books and magazines. There is a great responsibility in consideration of her disease and the need to regulate it. If you are not a licensed dietitian, I would just pass it off to her doctor. There are different types of diabetes as well. Maybe, offer to visit the doctor with her.

  15. QUESTION:
    I`m planning to diet soon; where can i get advise on meal plans and diet information?
    I found out recently that I`m pre-diabetic so i need to gradually change my lifestyle. I`m thinking something like a website where i can go to get meal ideas (ex: chicken, side salad, fruit), calorie information, and other types of info i need to be aware of. I walk 30 min a day, and that’s as much time i have for exercise really.

    Thanks in advance.

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  16. QUESTION:
    Instant oatmeal on diabetic exchange diet??
    Would one package of quacker instant oatmeal count as1 or 2 grains on the diabetic exchange meal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t do instant oatmeal as it’s loaded with fake sugar and other stuff. Also, it’s more expensive because it’s a “convenience” food. This morning for breakfast I’m having regular oatmeal with some maple syrup and some Kashi GoLean Crunch! sprinkled on top. (The Malt-O-Meal oats was on sale for $.99 and I had a $.75 coupon that I printed from the website. Actually, it was on sale several times and I was able to print the coupon a few times as well. So I had at least eight canisters of oats for only about a quarter a piece. The Kashi was only $.50 box, too. It was on sale for .50 and I had some buy one get one free coupons I got from being on the mailing list. Somehow, the six boxes came to be . We buy real maple syrup because we’re picky and don’t like the fake maple flavored high fructose corn syrup.)

      Anyway, once the water boiled and the oats cooked, it was only about ten minutes. Not much longer than the five minutes for the “instant” stuff. Also, with the regular oats, you can control what kind of sweetener and how much you put in, in addition to real fruit, not tiny little dried fruit flakes.

  17. QUESTION:
    Any help with diabetic diet?
    My husbands uncle is moving in with us. He is a paraplegic, and diabetic. There is massive amounts of info to go through on the net, and I have no idea where to start.

    His diet has apparently been horrible, and his sugars off the chart. I’m not pretending like we have an awesome diet. Which is why I need a little help, with ideas of meals, or a straight forward diabetic meal website.

    He is type 2 diabetic if that makes a difference. I also do plan to talk to his doctor to try to understand diabetes better.

    • ANSWER:
      Well the diabetic diet is a myth. ( see myth 4 on the American Diabetes Association website below ). And it’s usually not sugar that is the problem but carbohydrates, indeed many diabetic recipes use sugar, there are even diabetic christmas cookies that replace some of the flour with almond paste, almond paste is 50% sugar. A baked potato converts to glucose faster than table sugar.

      A lot will depend on what his treatments are and they can vary widely for type 2. If he is not on insulin or are just on a basal insulin like Lantus, Levelin or NPH then he may be able to benefit from smaller, more frequent meals and lower glycemic index foods. The idea being that the glucose is spread out over a large amount of time so that it’s within the ability of his pancreas to account for. If he is on the full basal/bolus insulin treatment where he not only receives basal insulin but also injects fast acting Bolus insulin like Novolin or type R just before each meal then frequent meals would only mean more shots, and lower glycemic foods may stretch the glucose out beyond the duration of his bolus shot and therefore require either more shots or a different insulin mix. If he is using a pump, the pump can be programmed with whatever bolus duration is needed whenever needed so he could again benefit from spreading out the load.

      There used to be a website called Keeping Well With Diabetes ( www.kwwd.com ) that allowed you to set up a free account, enter some data from which it would suggest a calorie count for a diet, give you a menu of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you select the entries you wanted for the week and it would print out a shopping list and recipe cards for the week. Novo Nordisk took the site over and it shutdown for a while but it seems to be back as a link to www.cornerstones4care.com and it seems to be offering the same service plus some more information.

  18. QUESTION:
    my doctor says i might be diabetic, does anyone out there have a diet plan or some kind chart that list?
    daily meals to follow breakfast,lunch,dinner,e.t.c.

    • ANSWER:
      If you really want to control your blood sugar, try 60 g of carbs a day, not 60 per meal! Really, you’d probably do ok on 100g/day if you’re just now borderline diabetic, but a good period of 25-75 for a week or two wouldn’t hurt to re-set the system.

      Look into paleo or primal diet/lifestyle. There’s nothing about bread and potatoes that’s yummy enough to wreck your health. And steak is pretty yummy and it won’t ever raise your blood sugar. Don’t get too caught up in the grassfed/perfect protein stuff, unless that’s your thing. If you’ll just eliminate processed foods and eat plenty of protein and fat you’ll cure yourself of borderline diabetes in a matter of weeks.

      Now, you asked specifically about three squares. I’m going to challenge your assumptions here. So long as you’re not dangerously diabetic yet, I’d toy with fasting some as a way to improve your insulin sensitivity. Now that would probably seriously freak out your doctor. But we all fast a little every time we skip breakfast. Just extend that some to dinner maybe once or twice a week. Even if you’re just borderline diabetic, don’t try this if you’re going to be alone all day, just in case you went hypoglycemic. You want to be around people who can give you some juice if you start acting freaky, because you won’t recognize the symptoms yourself if things go bad.

  19. QUESTION:
    ADA diet plans, i need one for my clinic?
    Can someone tell me a website where I can download a diabetic diet plan complete with sample meals and lists of foods for diabetics. I would like to have one that covers from 1200 to 2000 calories. I am a physician and need a patient handout for my new practice.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you contacted the ADA? They would be happy to tell you all you wish to know, or give you anything you need or want.

  20. QUESTION:
    Diet Plan to tone up?
    I would like to tone up. I’m not fat, but I’m not confident in how I look either. I am 5’9 and around 155 pounds. I have big hips and a very small waist. My two key points that I would like to tone up is my stomach area and my thighs. I am a diabetic and from my sites (needle to my insulin pump) it has caused some tissue to build up on my stomach, around my belly button. Is there a way to get rid of that? I really need some help, I want to be able to feel beautiful and confident in myself. Also, I have a Wii Fit and an Ab Circle Pro so if yall have any plans, meal plans, or diet plans, that would be great. Also if yall might want to include what I already have, it would be appreciated. So please help? :]

    • ANSWER:
      Sure I will help you.

      1st .Exercise.
      a. That doesn’t mean just running. This means weight lifting. Correct, running does burn a lot of calories, but for a short time . The after burn doesn’t last that long; Unlike weightlifting, the after burn last up to 24 hours. That means you will be burning while sitting.

      b. Try not to form plateau. That mean try not to exercise the same muscle over and over, or else your muscle will stop growing.

      c. The routine is to weight lift one part of the body, one day. Do cardio the next day. and weight lift another part of the body the day after cardio. . This mean to weightlift every other day.

      2nd. Diet. That doesn’t mean you have to limit what you eat . You will be able to eat anything you want.

      a. Eat six times a Day. 1.Breakfast, 2Nd Snack, 3rd lunch, 4th snack, 5th dinner, 6th snack.

      b. Eat a lot of proteins because the body burns more calories to process them, and they help you build your muscle..

      c. That doesn’t mean you could not eat pizza, hamburger. One day a week try to eat those pizza or burger you been craving for.

      3. stick to it and you will see it will work.

      thank you.

  21. QUESTION:
    1,800 Calorie diet for Diabetic?
    I’m a type 2 diabetic, and my doctor has prescribed me a 1800 calorie diet (up to 2000 calories per day). I can have 7 to 8 servings (15 grams) of carbs. Does anyone have a suggested meal plan or other suggestions for this diet? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you don’t mention your height and weight – but a low-calorie diet sounds fair no matter what.

      Most importantly, I suggest you get away from grain-carbohydrates. Those most successful at controlling or reducing their blood sugar have reduced grain carbs to 6 gr for breakfast, 12 gr max each for lunch and dinner for a daily max of 30 grams.

      In other words: stay to non-starchy vegetables and light proteins and cut your breads, pizza, pasta. Getting off the sugar rollercoaster will put an end to your cravings (sugar and other).

  22. QUESTION:
    Which diet plan? Lean Cuisine, Slim Fast, NutriSystem, etc?
    I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism over a year ago and further diagnosed with Hashimoto’s just a couple months ago… I have worked very hard on having a balanced diet and eating a lower calorie diet (varying between 1000 & 1300), yet my weight continued to climb… I have ended up gaining 25 pounds in just one year, partly due to stress I believe. I have even tried increasing the amount of aerobic and strength training I do in a day… well, as a result, I have gained 5 more pounds and now I’m up 30 pounds! Has anyone had success with meal plans actually working? Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, etc?
    1 day ago – 3 days left to answer.
    Additional Details
    Hashimoto’s isn’t a diabetic condition.
    I am currently under the care of an endocrinologist and on hormone replacement (Synthroid). I feel the healthiest I have been in quite a while! minus the weight problem…

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through it all and know what’s it about. The main thing is to stick in there. You can’t be an addict to food and never exercise if you want to live a healthy life and keep the weight off. I’ve worked out, done every diet, and all types of classes.

      Nothing works, besides dedication and intelligence towards the subject of losing weight.

      First, depending on how much weight you need to lose, your diet is the first concern. You can’t eat 10,000 calories a day and expect the weight to come off, even if you are exercising a lot. Which brings us to the next thing. Duh, Exercising…

      This is a must especially if you need to a lot of weight. Get at least 30 mins of some good hardcore exercising. Do some cardio, in the long run, it’s good for the heart.

      However, I find the most hardest part of losing weight/keeping it off, in my diet. It’s so hard to keep your fingers out of the cookie jar or those chocolate goodies. I’ve found a great addition to help any one out, it’s a natural weight loss supplement called Proactol. Now don’t get all crazy on me and say diet pills don’t work. That is true, but not in this case. This one isn’t meant to burn pounds while you sit on the couch. It’s an appetite suppressant, along with being a fat binder. I saved money on the pills at theweightlossplace.com along with getting some good info. It basically makes those fingers not go towards the cookie jar. For me it’s the best pill I’ve tried and I’ve tried cupboards full. Now this doesn’t mean you have to follow my foot steps but I’ve successfully lost roughly 70 pounds and keeping it off til this day.

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  23. QUESTION:
    ediets.com? I need help fixing my plan…?
    Can anyone tell me how I can fix my meal plan. I just signed up like 20mins ago for the ediets.com menu plan and they put me on a diabetic plan and I’m not a diabetic. I would contact ediets but they service help line is closed until 8am tomorrow. So, basicly I was just wondering if anyone actually knew how to change my diet plan without ediets assistance. Any advice on how to fix my diet plan will be helpful! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      6 meals per day is optimum. That way your metabolism is always going. Remember to eat your fibrous veggies, fruits, lean meats, and whole grains.

      Try to eat the majority of your carbs earlier in the day.

  24. QUESTION:
    Need help with diet (diabetic) and weight loss?
    I need some serious help with meals for weight loss and being diabetic. I am looking for someone who can give me some meal plan ideas without sending me to a website. The websites i can find myself, but i still have a hard time picking and choosing whats good and not good for me to eat. Being diabetic and trying to loose weight cuts what i can eat ALOT. I have the working out thing taken care of so that helps. Please anyone who is willing to help me come up with a meal plan that works for both weight loss and being diabetic please please please your help is very greatful!!

    ps I cant eat much diary (allergic), and most fish (except talapia) makes me sick. I hope that helps!

    Thank you SOOOOOO much to those willing to take the time to help me! :) :) :) :) :) :)
    NO DIET PILLS PLEASE I take 15 medicines a day and refuse to take anything that’s not prescribed by my Doctor. That.s very dangerous and i wont risk it!

    • ANSWER:
      She said no websites! But nobody listened!

      But I did. And I have the perfect diet. Guaranteed to work and easy to stick to.

      Since you are allergic to dairy, you are half way there! My diet doesn’t allow any milk unless it’s skim. So no cheese, no butter, no ice cream, no cream sauces, no pudding, no custard, no milk chocolate (a little dark chocolate is good.) That’s also means no snacks which contain cream like Twinkies or frosted cakes. (And if you are diabetic, you shouldn’t be eating these anyway.)

      Next no red meat and no pork. Let’s face it, neither of these are healthy, period. Pork isn’t clean. Cows are pumped full of hormones.

      Moving on, nothing fried. I promise, one week after you stop eating fried foods, the smell of something fried will nauseate you. I can’t walk into McDonald’s anymore. What’s great is now KFC has grilled chicken. Colonel Sanders, I am home! But watch those sides for hidden dairy.

      No egg yolks, but egg whites are fine. Not only are they fatty, you have cholesterol to deal with.

      You’re thirsty? This one is easy. Water. Are you a soda lover? I was too. Here is how you beat that. Go from soda to diet soda for a week. Then do seltzer for a week. Then go to water, I prefer bottled water myself.

      If this diet sounds like something that works, email me!

  25. QUESTION:
    I have PCOS and need help with meal plans?
    I recently saw a nutritionist and was told I need to go on a diabetic diet to help with my glucos levels. I feel bad because a lot of things she said went over my head because I don’t know the right things or the bad things to eat. Obviously I can’t go to Mc D’s every day haha..but I was wondering if anyone knew great meal plans as in, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The best meal plan for us is Dr. Fuhrman’s plan. By following his plan, I’ve lost fifty pounds, my blood glucose has stabilized, I stopped taking all medication on Dec. 13th, I no longer have indigestion, I eat all I want….

      If you’re interested, his book is called, “Eat to Live”. It’s basically just eating foods that our bodies were designed to eat… vegetables and fruits, mainly.

  26. QUESTION:
    To Carb or not to Carb? That is the diabetic question.?
    I’m type 2 diabetic. No medication needed- it is diet controlled.

    I have been reading a lot about how carbs should be evenly distributed in a diabetic meal plan- and throughout the day. The diabetic food pyramid says that you should have 6-11 servings of grains, breads, pastas. I’m confused. I know these carbs burn steadily and are used to maintain levels through out the day.

    I’m scared of eating carbs. I’ve been on a high protein, low fat, low carb lifestyle. Since starting this, my numbers have been great. But because I’m so neurotic about having diabetes, I read a lot about what I should be eating.

    Am I doing something wrong? Should I be eating the carbs they say to eat? Won’t that increase my levels?

    • ANSWER:
      All the answers here have been pretty good so far.

      The fact is, there are several different approaches to the diabetic diet. The ADA (American Diabetic Association) says I can have three pieces of fruit a day. Half a cup of rice at any given meal. 40 grams of carb per meal. But if I did that my blood sugar would be 250 all day long.

      Most type 2s I know take a different approach, a lower-carb approach. I do too because I’ve tested my blood over a period of years and I know how certain foods affect me.

      Through measuring my blood I have learned what I can eat. How carbs affect me depends on context. If I eat half an apple with a relatively low-carb dinner, it doesn’t show in my blood. I can have a whole apple, or even a few bites of chocolate, if it’s just before my walk. But even then I can’t have a banana. I can have half a potato with a meal and it won’t bother me, but half a cup of rice will spike me over 200.

      You SHOULD be scared of carbs. You SHOULD be a little neurotic about what you eat. You’ll learn that it’s not that hard to control, but it requires constant vigilence. If you can do it just with diet and exercise, you’re better off than me. I use metformin and I think it really makes a difference, but I think I’d be better off if I could do it myself.

  27. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight without starving myself?
    hi i’m a 12 year old going on 13 next month i weigh about 130 and not even 5 feet more like 4’10 maybe taller but not 5 feet. i’m a diabetic and need a low carb and low calorie diet meal plan i excersize a lot and have a trainer. i’m not good at running and im not the best at sports please help me!!!!
    i’ve heard you can get a six pack abs in 3 minits is true and is it healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
      If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
      will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
      underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
      exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
      diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don’t eat wheat then you don’t eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don’t eat junk food, and you don’t eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
      start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
      most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
      lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
      disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
      your problem areas for men and women. It’s not necessarily to become a
      bodybuilder or even join a gym – a couple of dumbbells will help you
      to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

  28. QUESTION:
    I am diabetic and pregnant and need some good ideas for meals and snacks?
    Hi! I just found out I was pregnant and I am a diabetic. I need to change my whole diet plan but I am having a hard time figuring good things out. Is there anybody that can give me good ideas for healthy diabetic friendly snacks and meals….?? I would great appreciate the help.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to talk to your endocrinologist about this. If you’re a type 1, he might recommend no change in diet but increased glucose monitoring and tighter control. If you’re type 2, he might recommend a moderate carb diet, and you will probably require insulin during pregnancy, and will definitely require frequent glucose monitoring.

      Any doctor or person who tells you to eat very low carb in pregnancy has no idea what they’re talking about. You and baby need carbs and calories.

  29. QUESTION:
    2200 calorie diet?
    Hey everyone I need help planning a 2200 calorie pregnancy diabetic meal plan. Anyone know of any good websites that can help me? My doctor sent me to a dietician but my insurance would not cover it so I’m kinda of stuck right now, and never know what to eat. So I’ve just been eating what I always eat but ading a little more fruits and veggies to it but I know thats not enough. So please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Visit www.highonlife.co.za and follow the food guideline based on glycemic load (GL) for almost all carbs. Eg: A GL value of 10 will elevate your blood glucose by 10%.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of my uncle, Type 2 diabetic who is 69 years old, of surviving another 10 years….?
    What are the chances of my uncle, Type 2 diabetic who is 69 years old, of surviving another 10 years with his present lifestyle?

    1.Medicine – 500 mg of metformin HCl (Glucophage) in the morning
    5 mg of glipizide (Minidiab or Glucotrol) at noontime
    500 mg of metformin HCl(Glucophage) in the evening

    Glycated hemoglobin A1c of 6.00 mmol/l average for one year

    FBS – 100 mg/dL (5.55 mmol/l) average

    PP (2 hrs. after meals) – 150 mg/dL (8.33 mmol/l) average

    Too much eating – sometimes, episodes of hyperglycemia at 300 mg/dL (maximum high)

    Too little eating – sometimes, episodes of hypoglycemia at 50 mg/dL (maximum low)

    Other medicines – 5 mg. Norvasc daily for his hypertension

    35 mg. Vastarel MR twice/day for his vascular condition

    50 mg. Cilostazol twice/day for anti-platelet

    Vitamins B1, B4, B12

    2.Exercise – only a little, consisting of a max. walk of 30 minutes a day, and

    body stretching and the yoga dead pose

    He is a bit overweight at 5 feet 8 inches and at 175 lbs. but his
    BP is at 130/80 average

    3. Diet (Meal plans) – No specific diet, but reduced intake of fats, carbohydrates and
    protein with food diabetic supplements with low glycemic
    index and glycemic load but sometimes splurges when invited
    to social functions and events

    Apparently, the MED system for him (medicines, exercise and diet) works a little, but he feels all right and has no intention of disturbing his present lifestyle (he is fiercely independent and stubborn when it comes to the management of his health and believes he could last another 15 years). Could he possibly last for another 10 years?

    • ANSWER:
      I am very pleased that you have used the correct term which is a glycated – not a glycosylated – hemoglobin A1C. The A1C however is reported as a percent rather than in mmol/L. An A1C of 6.0% approximates (the relationship between A1C and glucose is nonlinear) a 90 day mean (average) glucose of 7.0 mmol/L or 126 mg/dL. Based upon the information that you have provided there is every reason to think that he will survive 10 years. Bear in mind however that diabetics are at an increased risk of cardiovascular events even when well controlled. You should also realize that there is never a way by which a physician is able to give a specific life expectancy. If I may be of further help please let me know. I wish you and your family the very best of health and in all things may God bless.

  31. QUESTION:
    Diabetic and Pregnant, need some healthy diabetic snacks/meals?
    Hi! I just found out I was pregnant and I am a diabetic. I need to change my whole diet plan but I am having a hard time figuring good things out. Is there anybody that can give me good ideas for healthy diabetic friendly snacks and meals….?? I would great appreciate the help.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a Pre-Diabeties Menu they would be willing to share?
    I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabeties and am wondering if anyone has a really great food (diet) menu? I am doing everything that I can exercise wise, but am finding it hard to find a good pre-diabetic meal planning menu. Does anyone have any other health pointers to help avoid turning this into full blown diabetes? I am a 25 year old female in otherwise general good health. Thanks so much.
    Chellie

    • ANSWER:
      B-Two scrambled eggs with onions, peppers and ham .
      One piece of fruit
      Coffee, Tea or water.
      Snack :Crackers and 1tbs of PB.
      L-Chef salad with cheese.Fruit
      D- Roasted or grilled protein, loads of veggies.
      Snack-1 cup ice cream

  33. QUESTION:
    I am a diabetic…question about diet?
    I usually test from 78-120 in my blood sugar level, but frequently get shaky and sweaty right before meals.
    im on a 2000 calorie, 75 carb per meal diet but i am frequently hungry in between meals
    im 200 pounds and am 5’9″ according to my bmi im overweight but i think that chart is !@$%@! because its mostly rippling muscle with a bit of belly fat(less than an inch really) I am a male
    Should my diet be raised in the future?
    I plan on getting the insilin pump, would this further my variety and freedom?
    I do not know if i am type 1 or type 2 yet either*
    well i entered the er with a blood sugar of >400 when i was diagnosed and an ac130 for around 9 so im pretty sure i am diabetic and since its in my family im guessing a type 1 bt wont know for sure for a couple months

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on simple diabetic diets for people with hectic schedules and little time???
    I am needing ideas on things to pick up at the store for quick and easy meal plans, snacks and food on the go…I need things that are healthy for diabetics but that also taste good…Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      ediets.com has a good diet plan for diabetics….if you can’t do the whole plan, at least you can get some ideas?

      Also, sparkpeople.com has a good one…and it’s a free site.

      I read that blue corn tortilla chips were recently found to help with regulating blood sugar.

  35. QUESTION:
    What do diabetic people eat? Meals, snacks etc…?
    I am meant to produce a two day diet plan of someone who is diabetic. Could someone provide me with a two day plan of someone who is diabetic.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1
      Here, the body produces little or no insulin. It occurs most often in childhood or in the teens and could be inherited.
      People with this type of diabetes need daily injections of insulin. They must balance their daily intake of food and activities carefully with their insulin shots to stay alive.

      Symptoms of diabetes

      Here are a few

      -Extreme thirst and hunger

      -Frequent urination

      -Sores or bruises that heal slowly

      -Dry, itchy skin

      -Unexplained weight loss

      -Unusual tiredness or drowsiness

      -Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

      Whether Type 1 or 2, diabetics need a balance of diet and exercise.
      Here are some foods you can eat, and some foods you must avoid!

      Foods you must avoid!

      1. Salt:-
      Salt is the greatest culprit for diabetics. You get enough salt from vegetables in inorganic form, so reduce the intake of inorganic salt.

      2. Sugar:-
      Sucrose, a table sugar, provides nothing but calories and carbohydrates.
      Also, you need calcium to digest sucrose. Insufficient sucrose intake might lead to calcium being leached off the bones.
      Substitute sucrose with natural sugar, like honey, Jagger (gur), etc.

      3. Fat:-
      Excessive fat intake is definitely not a good habit.
      Try and exclude fried items from your diet totally.
      But, remember, you must have a small quantity of oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin E.

      4. For non-vegetarians
      Try and stop the intake of red meat completely.
      Try to go in for a vegetarian diet. If you cannot, decrease the consumption of eggs and poultry.
      You can, however, eat lean fish two to three times a week.

      5. Whole milk and products:-
      Try to switch to low fat milk and its products like yogurt (curd).
      Replace high fat cheese with low fat cottage cheese.

      6. Tea and coffee:-
      Do not have than two cups of the conventional tea or decaffeinated coffee every day.
      Try to switch to herbal teas.

      7. White flour and its products:-
      Replace these with whole grains, wholewheat or soya breads and unpolished rice.

      8. Foods with a high glycemic index:-
      Avoid white rice, potatoes, carrots, breads and banana, they increase the blood-sugar levels.

      Special food for diabetics
      1. Bitter gourd (karela):-
      This vegetable contains a high dosage of ‘plant insulin’. It lowers the blood-sugar levels effectively.
      Have the juice of three to four karelas early morning on an empty stomach.
      As a vegetable, too, it can be taken on a regular basis.
      Powder the seeds of karela (measuring 1 teaspoon), mix with water and drink it.

      2. Fenugreek (methi):-
      It is the most common food used to control diabetes.
      Gulp a teaspoonful of these seeds with a glass of water daily.
      Soak the seeds overnight. Have the water in which the seeds were soaked.
      You can make a chutney with methi seeds. You can also eat them sprouted, dried and powdered, or mix them in wheat flour to make chapattis.

      3. Indian blackberry (jamun):-
      This fruit is very effective in preventing and controlling diabetes.
      Powder the stone of the fruit and eat it — it contains glucoside, which prevents the conversion of starch into sugars.

      4. Garlic:-
      This is used to lower blood-sugar levels.
      Garlic is rich in potassium and replaces the potassium which gets lost in urine.
      It also contains zinc and sulphur, which are components of insulin.
      Take about three to four flakes of freshly crushed garlic daily.

      5. Onion:-
      Because of its diuretic and digestive properties, onion works against diabetes.
      Raw onion is more useful.

      6. Flaxseed:-
      This is the richest source of Omega 3 fatty acids.
      It helps control diabetes because it maintains the sensitivity of the cell membrane, facilitates insulin, and thereby the uptake of glucose by the cells.

      7. Fibre:-
      Soluble fibre, found in apples, kidney beans, oatmeal, soyabean, etc, help control diabetes.
      These aid slow digestion and absorption of nutrients, resulting in a slow and steady release of glucose.
      They soak up excess bile acids found in the intestinal tract, the same acids that are converted to blood cholesterol.
      They also help empty the stomach and trigger satiety that can help Type 2 diabetics to achieve weight loss goals.

      8. Cinnamon solution:-
      Water extracts of cinnamon have been found to promote glucose metabolism and reduce cholesterol.
      You can boil cinnamon sticks in water and drink this water.

      9. Antioxidants:-
      Diabetes is often associated with conditions like heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, immune deficiency and kidney disease.
      Many are caused by free radical damage. Therefore, make sure you include antioxidants, especially vitamin C (lemons), E, selenium, zinc

  36. QUESTION:
    Diet for a pre-diabetic? Suggestions?
    I don’t have a lot of money to go on an expensive diet? What can I eat and not eat? Any meal plans online someone can give me a link to? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The best known for us diabetics and pre-diabetics is a Low Glycemic diet. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm This is a great way for all the family members to eat.

      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      And being Pre-diabetic you need a daily Exercise program. Walking is fine . Nordic Walking is Great.

      Do it Now. Please .!!! Avoid this terrible disease. It’s all Consuming

      Tin

  37. QUESTION:
    help me plan a special meal for my boyfriend tonight low carb?
    theres a story behind this. i just found out im diabetic. the doctor put me on a low carb diabetic diet. im also overweight and trying to lose weight to possibly get off the medication. so for 3 weeks now ive been watching what i eat and trying to exercise more. my boyfriend has been working alot so we havent shared many meals or else we eat out alot when he is home. last weekend he tried to surprise me by grilling out. he made beer brats and burgers and ears of sweet corn. when i went to make my plate i made a small burger and took the smallest ear of corn and went to the fridge to make myself a small side salad. when he saw me doing this, he got kinda upset and asked why i was making a salad when he just made all this food. he also knows sweet corn on the grill is my favorite and saw i only grabbed one ear. i explained how the corn has a lot of carbs and i cant eat much. he got upset but wouldnt show it. now he makes comments about going grocery shopping and not knowing what 2 buy me
    its hard because im trying to get him to understand that my eating needs to change but he doesnt have to suffer cause of it. i dont mind making dishes and then pairing it up with more veggies or salads. im trying to lose weight and better myself too. he is 6 foot and weighs nothing so it making this hard.

    help me plan a nice dinner for him tonite that i can eat as well. i want to show him that my diet isnt so bad. i have ground beef and chicken in the fridge. i can go to the store if needed. what should i make? dessert ideas? any help would be appreciated.
    the chicken idea is great!! any ideas for side dishes? he would be pleased to see me fire up the grill by myself. i want to have something cooking on his way home from work tonite.
    thanks for that website for recipies. i have been on here for over an hour looking things up and most of the sites want you to buy there books and meals. im just looking for things to cook. alot of the sites had no variety or the ingredients were complicated. thanks soo much..

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one for Barbecue Chicken and you can follow the source link for more ideas. Didn’t want to add a lot here as not sure really what you are in the mood for this evening.

      Old-Fashioned Barbecue Chicken
      Serving Total 12
      Ingredients

      * Cooking spray canola or olive oil
      * 12 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
      * 1/2 cup white vinegar
      * 2 12-ounce cans of tomato puree (no salt added)
      * 1 medium onion, finely chopped
      * 6 tablespoons spicy mustard
      * Juice of 1 lemon
      * 1/4 cup sugar substitute
      * 1 dash hot sauce (optional)
      * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      * 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
      * 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

      Directions Prepare the barbecue grill.

      Make the sauce:
      1. Simmer tomato puree and onion in a covered saucepan for five minutes.

      2. Add the mustard, lemon juice, sugar substitute, seasonings, and vinegar.

      3. Simmer uncovered for eight minutes until the sauce thickens.

      Cook the chicken:
      1. Spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and rub them with ground black pepper.

      2. Place chicken evenly on the hot grill.

      3. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning frequently.

      4. When chicken is nearly done, brush both sides with barbecue sauce.

      5. Continue to grill until the chicken is done (no pinkness).

      6. Transfer to serving platter and spoon the remaining sauce over the chicken.
      Nutrition
      Per serving: 170 calories, 3g carbohydrate, 33g protein, 2g fat, 1g fiber, 246mg sodium
      EXCHANGES: 4 VERY LEAN MEAT, 1 VEG
      CARB COUNTING: NONE

  38. QUESTION:
    Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Issues – Best meals?
    My father is on a mission to lose some 50lbs after getting out of the hospital. He has type 2 diabetes and just had a heart attack. He also has respiratory issues – trouble breathing, and low oxygen.

    He is trying Seattle Sutton’s but the amount of sugars in their meal plans are double the USDA recommendations, let alone (he is diabetic.) Are there any links to meal ideas and recipes – recommended diet plan? Balancing ALL THREE health issues simultaneously is obviously very difficult.

    • ANSWER:
      It can be difficult, but using the Atkins idea ( high protein, very little carbohydrate) with a low fat attitude can be a great solution. For example: even though bacon and sausage would be allowed on the Atkins diet they would not be allowed on a low fat diet. So basically a person eats low fat protein i.e chicken, turkey and fish ( some others) with high vegetable sides. Very little to no fruit because of the high carbs and no starchy veggies like potatoes. A typical meal could be baked chicken with broccoli ( little butter) and cole slaw ( lite dressing). Read up on it. Add Vitamin E to increase oxygen utilization.

  39. QUESTION:
    2000 calorie diet menu ideas?
    i take care of a couple ladies who are diabetic and mentally challenged and on 2000 calorie diet they are also alergic to fish of any kind even to the touch it is very important that they stick to 2000 or a “lil” less !!!! I am just looking for new ideas for theyre meal planning

    • ANSWER:
      Give them fruit and veges. lol

  40. QUESTION:
    What happens if you’re a diabetic and you just eat whatever you want?
    I just found out I have diabetes, and I was wondering what would happen if you just eat anything. They have me on a strict diet plan with a minimum and maximum amount of carbohydrates that I have to eat in a meal. I have to eat so many starches, vegetables, milk, ect. I find it hard to follow and I’m not allowed to have certain foods. Sucks :(

    • ANSWER:
      A diabetic can eat anything they want, AS LONG AS (and that’s a big if) their blood sugar is within target, 2 hours after eating.

      Target is under 140 mg/dl or 7.8 mm/ol.

      Buy yourself a blood glucose meter and some testing strips and start testing your blood sugar before eating, and 2 hours after eating. If your blood sugar is within target, then whatever you ate was OK. If your blood sugar is too high, then you have to look at what you ate. You’ll have to cut the carbs or cut the portion and try again and see what happens to your blood sugar the next time.

      The food that raises blood sugar the most is carbohydrate.

      There is no minimum amount of carbohydrate you need to eat. The human body needs zero grams of carb a day to survive.

      Protein only raises blood sugar by a little, and fats have almost no impact on blood sugar.

      I have Type 1 diabetes and I really do eat everything I want – but only in portions that will not raise my blood sugar into unsafe levels. That means when I eat dessert, it is one teaspoonful. If I eat a donut, my serving size is 1/4 of a donut.

      Yes, realistically speaking, I will never be able to eat like someone with a functioning pancreas. I could never drink 2 litres of regular Coke or eat 10 slices of toast with maple syrup in one sitting. But it doesn’t mean I never have Coke, toast or maple syrup. I do – but just in very very small portions. Better than nothing. Does that suck? Not really – what really sucks is the long term effects of high blood sugars. These include blindness, kidney damage, amputation, heart attack and death. Now THAT does suck.

  41. QUESTION:
    diet chart for diabetics?
    my husband is a diabetic n his sugar fluctuates alot can i get a diet plan of indian meal for him

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.diabetesindia.com/

      here you get information about diabities diet chart as well as other information about it…

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have recipies for diabetics with end stage renal failure?
    My spouse is diabetic, insulin dependent – on a sodium restricted diet (1800 mg) and He is also on a low potassium diet (2000 mg)
    It is really very difficult to try to plan meals with such a strict diet
    Any meal plans or recipies for breakfast – lunch -dinner or snacks
    would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus :-

      Very efficacious remedy for blood sugar Syzygium J Q(mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 8 – 10 drops

      Diabetes mellitus with emaciation Uranium nit.3X 4 hourly

      When diabetes is due to nervous weakness; apathetic condition; general weakness; specially in men Acid-Phos.Q or 6X 4 hourly

      Complaints with excessive thirst; wasting disease; melancholy;constipation; in sad persons Natrum Mur.12X or 30X, 4 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy Medorrhinum 200 fortnightly (3 Doses)

      General debility; thirst for large quantity of water; profuse and frequent urination; recurrent boils with much itching; diabetic itching Cephalandra Ind. Q, 4 hourly,5 -10 drops

      Dryness of mouth, thirst increased; frequent urination at night; urine profuse; weakness after passing urine; general debility; pruritus vulvae without eruptions Gymnema Syl. Q, 4 hourly,5 – 10 drops

      Dryness of mouth without thirst. Feels thirsty for large quantity of cold water at night; involuntary urination. Weakness in legs; better rest and pressure Sulphonamide 30X, 4 hourly .

      SUGAR IN URINE :-

      Well proven indian drug Cephalandra ind.Q, 4 hourly,5 – 10 drops

      Head remedy Syzygium J.Q 4 hourly,5 -10 drops

      Sugar in urine; fidgety feet Zincum Phos.30X 4 hourly

      Sugar in urine; urine copious; emaciation, patient ill tempered Tarentula Hisp.30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      With great emaciation; craves for icy cold water Phosphorus 30X or 200, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      The proven indian drug called ‘Gur Mar’ Gymnema syl.Q, 4 hourly, 5 – 10 drops

      I hope the information is of help and relief to you.
      Take Care and God Bless !

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  44. QUESTION:
    I’m a diabetic I’m having trouble staying on my diet since I quit smoking?
    the doctor said there is a place on line that will plan my meals for up to 7 days. I am having a terrible time trying to find it.If anyone can help me I will be forever great-full.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to my favorite diabetic web site. www.dlife.com It has everything from blogs to great food ideas.

      best of luck,

      I’m Diabetic also.. Type 2.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any tips on good diets for type 1 diabetic teens?
    Like what is normal for carbs, calories, and all that stuff. I have to get in shape(the right way ) for softball. So any meal plans, or what is good for me would be a huge help.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn’t much of a difference between a healthy diet for a teen with diabetes and a healthy diet for a teen without diabetes.

      When you say “get in shape” for softball do you mean be physically FIT to play well? If so then only exercise will make you physically fit. But good eating habits are good anyway to support the exercise.

      I’m not a big fan of counting calories because it is too easy to get stuck obsessing about every calories. The healthiest eaters don’t count much, they just make good choices based on the principles of a healthy diet:

      And since you should be counting your carbs and taking care of them with the right insulin, it doesn’t really matter how many you have as long as you also get other foods like protein and veggies as needed.

      - Whole grains instead of processed grains most of the time when it is possible: Whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat tortillas, oatmeal, whole grain cereal, etc. You don’t have to use whole grains every single time you eat grains, but it should be at least half the time.

      - A variety of vegetables…3-5 servings daily.

      - A variety of fruit … 2-4 servings daily

      - 2-3 servings of milk or soy milk

      - 3-5 ounces of meat, fish, chicken or turkey…

      These are all MINIMUMS…your stomach will tell you when you need more food or not. LIsten to your body’s natural signals that it’s time to eat, time to stop, etc. Diets usually try to quiet your body’s signals because diets force you to follow someone else’s meal plan. If you do that you forget to listen to when your body is telling you to eat or not eat…and that can often cause a lot of problems later when you stop using the diet. It often causes people to gain weight after they diet.

      BUT if you listen to your body’s natural signals it will tell you when you need to eat more because you have done more exercise or less when you don’t need as much.

      And of course we ALL need a treat now and then so just be sure you know the carbs in your food and give yourself the right amount of insulin…and you should do great!

      If you still want more specifics, see a registered dietitian…they are the experts at this stuff and making it individualized to your life!

  46. QUESTION:
    My mom has type 2 Diabetes. What are the normal blood sugar ranges?
    What is acceptable (good) blood sugar levels for morning test prior to eating? 90 – 120?

    What is acceptable range during the course of the day?

    Any suggestions on recipes or meal plans that work well? I know their is no such hing as a diabetic diet but I know there are obviously things to avoid.

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor wants me 80 to 120 before meals and when I wake up in the morning.

  47. QUESTION:
    hi,please i need some kinda diet plan for diabetics?
    hi there
    ok my hubby is diabetic and the doctor gave him a list of what he can and cant eat but i’d like to know like what can he eat in the mornings and lunch and dinner and between meals too
    can some one give me some tips
    thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing for any diabetic to do is avoid saturated fats and ‘white’ foods. The healthier the foods the better for the diabetic. Use extra virgin olive oil, canola oil or flax seed oil for cooking. I like to avoid things like butter, mayo, regular salad dressings, etc. I use a lot of mustard, humus, low fat peanut butters, sugar free preserves, etc. Fresh veggies or steamed veggies and fresh fruits are ALWAYS good no matter how much natural sugars are in them. Brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, whole grain breads are best to use. Lean meats like chicken breast, pork, white fish, etc are also a great choice. There is nothing wrong with a sliced turkey sandwich with a low fat cheese, tomato, lettuce and mustard for lunch. A bowl of a healthy cereal with skim milk for breakfast. I usually eat Kashi cereals and only 1/2 a cup. Baked chicken, baked sweet potato with fat free sour cream and steamed green beans would be a nice healthy dinner. Its really not difficult to eat healthy and get the most out of your meals while enjoying them too. Good luck. Just remember as long as his sugars are good it’s okay to splurge a little every now and again.

  48. QUESTION:
    Diet for a diabetic?
    My father was just diagnose with type II diabetes. He has always been a big eater but veryb active. He loves twinkies and mainly any other kind of snacks.But now they said that he can no longer eat his favorite fried foods or snacks. My mom doesn’t really understand the diet papers that the doctors give her. I was wondering if I could get some help with finding some websites with easy to understand diets and directions.Maybe some info on portions and planned meals.Any help would be very much appreciated.
    He is not overweight.

    • ANSWER:
      i found this web site yesterday that will plan meals for you by answering a few questions. if there is something on the menu that you don’t like they offer subs. the website is onetouchgold.com you could also try dlife.com the have different recipes there i have tried a few and have no complaints

  49. QUESTION:
    Menu for a Diabetic with high blood pressure!?
    I am trying to find a meal plan for my dad who is a diabetic with high blood pressure. He did see a dietitian but she only told him what foods he should and shouldn’t have, but he needs a set breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Oh yeah his cholesterol was also a little high and he also suffers from gout. I know it sound like his diet must be atrocious but he really doesn’t eat big meals or a lot of crap. I think that its not what he eats but what he doesn’t eat and his eating habits (skipping meals etc,) But hey I’m no doctor!

    • ANSWER:
      One breakfast recommended for diabetics is whole grain rye with lox. The lox are salmon, which has the added benefit of helping to keep your blood pressure under control. Just make sure you choose a low salt variety of lox.

  50. QUESTION:
    can a diabetic have chips????????………?
    ….. for college work – i had to do a 2day diet plan on 2 different people with dietary problems
    i chose a diabetic and i have yet to chose a second dietary problem person
    for the diabetic i was wondering if they could have chips– i was thinking for the evening meal-fish chips and peas but i cnt find out if they are allowed chips.
    if they cnt have chips-what could they have with their fish and peas???????

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, no people with diabetes can eat chips! But some people with type 2 diabetes might also be trying to loose weight so this is the main problem if the chips are fried (but the fish is high fat too!). The main things for someone with type 2 diabetes to avoid are v high carb (eg. pizza) or sugar (eg. cake!) foods. People with type 1 diabetes can eat the same diet as anyone else, although we need to watch that little bit more cos insulin means it’s easier to put on weight than it is for other people. btw sorry I know it’s a bitty silly in a way, but ‘diabetic’ is not v politically correct! We’re ‘people with diabetes’!!! Hope that helps – good luck with your project xxx