The objective of using diabetic exchange lists is to maintain the proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats throughout the day. Patients should meet with a dietician or diabetes nutrition expert for help in learning this approach.
In developing a menu, patients must first establish their individual dietary requirements, particularly the optimal number of daily calories and the proportion of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. The exchange lists should then be used...Read more
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Major Food ComponentsCarbohydratesCompared to fats and protein, carbohydrates have the greatest impact on blood sugar (glucose). Except for dietary... Read more »
A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does not mean that you... Read more »