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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Should I limit my intake of Splenda because large amounts of it yield high doses of maltodextrin? How many calories should I count for Splenda when I use it in cooking/baking when I use high amounts?

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At risk for diabetes, I have been on a strict diet. My dietitian wants me to lose more weight, but my legs feel tired so I can’t exercise. Do you have any advice?

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What is your opinion of the Jenny Craig diet program? Would you recommend it for an “on the go” person with diabetes?

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Can I still have regular soda if a bolus for the carbohydrates?

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I would like an idea of different food groups, food alternatives, and recipes for my two year old son when not in my care.

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I have read different publications and the questions you have already answered regarding low carbohydrate diets, but I am still confused. I have type 1 diabetes, I follow a low carbohydrate diet on and off, and whenever I follow it, my whole life is better. I run perfect blood sugars, I have more energy, I eat less, and I just feel better in a million ways.

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The doctors seem to think my five year old son needs nearly 350 grams of carb per a day, and I have done some research that says he could get by fine on 60 to 70 a day to maintain his weight. Where can I get more information because I will have to change his insulin if I change his carb intake?

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Five years ago, I was clinically obese and designated borderline diabetic. I lost weight, then my blood sugars were fine. Now, they rise if I eat carbohydrates. What kind of diet should I follow?

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Are energy drinks, such as Red Bull, safe for kids with type 1 diabetes?

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Does butter have any grams of carbohydrates? My son is often high after consuming it.

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