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Meal Planning, Food and Diet

My nine year old son has diabetes and is out of control with his eating habits. He knows what he can have, but he is always sneaking sweets, especially at school. I really need advice on how to deal him. Can you send me any listing of groups in my area?

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I am a 12 year old who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I have some food questions.

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I was reading the apple dumpling recipes, and I noticed that the recipes suggested fructose as a sugar substitute. However, my sister’s doctor told us that fructose is worse than sugar, and someone with diabetes should never use it. Was he wrong?

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I would like to know if there are any resources for ready-made foods for people with diabetes. I know there are products available, but I was wondering if there was any company that prepared cooked foods such as soups, casseroles, etc.

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My daughter was admitted into hospital diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis. She has started to eat and drink, but wants to eat a lot. What sort of foods and drinks should I give her? How much and how often? Do I need to use supplements?

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Since the cholesterol medications I was on did not lower my cholesterol, I stopped taking them and made a dietary change. A home test kit indicated a lower reading. Are such test kits reliable? Why did my doctors not recommend dietary changes?

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My son is particularly picky about his eating habits so it is very hard to manage his diet most of the time. They say that he can eat anything that he likes, in moderation, but that is the problem. Either he’s “not hungry” when it’s time to eat, or the suggested amount is not enough for him. What are excellent snacks for him?

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Could you please explain the relationship between food and ketones? If your food to insulin ratio was miscalculated, then couldn’t ketones appear?

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Is there an insulin response after ingesting artificial sweeteners?

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I have a diet product with sucralose as one of the main ingredients, have had nothing today except two drinks, and my blood sugar is very high. Is using the sucralose the same as using sugar? Will it cause blood sugar levels to rise?

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