Long story short: I have to do this patient teaching assignment tomorrow on a pt. I haven't met. However, from her patient record, her diagnosis is gastroparesis and her medical hx indicates she has DM.
Bingo! I can get my assignment done!!!
So I figured I'd do some patient teaching on nutrient sources for a diabetic diet that's dairy free (she doesn't drink milk or partake in dairy products).
However, I know jack-squat about nutrition. Nutritional knowledge is my Achilles heel, seriously.
Anyway, I came up with a list of foods that have Vitamin D and Calcium (two nutrients that obviously people who don't drink dairy need to think about). I figured this would be good reinforcement and a supplement to a diabetic diet, since it's oh-so-important that diabetics have a nutritionally balanced diet.
Could you let me know if the foods are OK for diabetics and non-dairy consumers?
So far I've listed "cod liver oil", "cooked swordfish", "cooked salmon", "Living Harvest hemp milk", "fortified orange juice", "Silk soy milk", and "egg yolk" for vitamin D. I haven't look up the calcium stuff yet.
Are those listed foods contraindicated?
Oh, and here's the Calcium foods I found: "fortified orange juice", "canned sardines", "tofu", "canned salmon", "kale", and "Chinese cabbage, bok choi".
Are those all dairy-free too?
Last edit by delrepublica1776 on Nov 12, '12