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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

My granddaughter seems to be using too much insulin, cannot get a refill. Her doctor has said she uses too much insulin. I am trying to understand more about diabetes. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates she consumes if the insulin covers it?

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Can you refer me to a list of fruits without sucrose? My 5 kids have sucrose allergies.

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Our son is 18, newly diagnosed Type 2. He also has irritable bowel syndrome as do I, also a Type 2. We need the potatoes, rice stuff to keep bowel from going to constant diarrhea; the green leafy stuff is giving us fits. Any recommendations?

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I am looking for information about high “bad” cholesterol and its interaction with juvenile diabetes.

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I’m a 17 year old boy and I have diabetes for only one month. It’s all new for me. What I would like to know is the thing about diabetes and alcohol. In Belgium we are permitted to drink alcohol.

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I have been doing some web-reading about ‘night eating disorder’, and wonder if I have it. I have always found breakfast a problem. After years of lying to doctors, or making promises I broke, I just stayed honest: I don’t do breakfast as I should.

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On making Maple-Flavored syrup, what is the shelf life span that you can keep it stored? It would save money for some of us that have a hard time purchasing diabetic food and supplies.

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My mother has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and is not managing it well. She is East Indian and is having a hard time with her diet. I need help finding the right recipes to help her eat. She has taken to not eating and has lost a lot of weight. We live far apart, and I can’t get to her dietitian to get some advice. Can you help?

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Ten years ago, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was told that I should only eat cold cereal with less than 7 grams of sugar per serving. As an addict to cereal, I would like to know if that is true. Is there still a limit on the amount of sugar per serving?

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You seem to think that carbohydrate counting is easier than the original method of points or exchanges. The fact is that the system that you claim is easier and better is actually the same as has been being practiced for years.

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