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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

My 74 year old father is was recently diagnosed with borderline diabetes. What kinds of food can he eat? There seems to be sugar in a lot of things. We started walking yesterday, but we are not sure of the foods that he can eat. What exactly is borderline diabetes? Can you please tell me the symptoms?

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My seven year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five months ago, and, while we limit snacks, we don’t really monitor meals. Our doctor says that at this stage it is not really necessary. Is there a limit of the number of carbohydrates per day that I should allow my child?

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I would like to find someone who can help me with meal planning or where I can obtain meal plans that are already made up. I am willing to pay someone for this information, if needed, but I would prefer something that is free since I am on a limited budget.

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My daughter’s school will not allow her to buy a hot lunch because they cannot provide the carbohydrate information. What should I do?

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The ADA suggests a reduction in the amount of sodium consumed. How? Which foods have sodium?

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How many grams of carbohydrates should a three year old boy have in a day? Is 180 grams too much? We are concerned about obesity.

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I take Humalog Mix 75/25 before breakfast and dinner. How can I get more flexibility with respect to the time I can eat lunch?

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I am at risk for diabetes. Should I drink diet soda or regular soda?

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When she was on a more controlled diet plan where she had a total carbohydrate count goal for each meal and snack, my daughter had better control. How can we get her under better control now?

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In the seven days my daughter has been hospitalized since her diagnosis, we have yet to meet with a dietitian. Shouldn’t we do so to help her regain the weight she lost?

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