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hoolahan

Quality Nurse & Home Health Nurse
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  1. hoolahan

    Exchange meals for diabetics

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  2. hoolahan

    Exchange meals for diabetics

    Mario, the concept is just like deal-a-meal! I was oging to use that analogy, but figured by your trim-looking picture, you would not be familiar with it You are right, this is a tough assignment. But it is one of those that you MUST just do and get past. In the real world, there is always a dietary consult for doing these calcs, and cheat sheets for those of us who don't. I have never in 20 years taught a diabetic to calc how many CHO grams versus protein grams, etc. I am just happy if they understand the basic ideas of exchange lists and if they are able to keep their Blood sugar controlled, I don't care what they eat!
  3. hoolahan

    Exchange meals for diabetics

    Mario, Exchange simply means you can fill in any food of equal nutritional value. Ex in an 1800 ADA diet, a person can have one fruit veg/exchange at breakfast, so a fruit exchange is 1/2 banana 4 oz OJ 1/2 grapefruit 1 small apple etc A milk exchange could be 1 cup 1% milk, or 8 oz non sweetened yogurt or x oz cheese. OK, my figures may not be exact, but you get the general idea. Looked at your menu, have to ask 2 things 1. How many calories per day are you shooting for a day? 2. When was the last time you ever ate 1 oz of chicken at a sitting? Usually 3 oz of meat per exchange is more realistic, unless it is a pediatric diet. OK Dude? Try this site for more details http://www.diabetic-diet-and-recipes.com/ Beyond that, I can't help you any better. In practice, in my home health job, I take a pre-printed sheet of a 1800 ADA diet which gives a pt a 7 day sample diet. For pt's who have a very hard time with calcs, giving them this recipe, helps them get started, once BS is under control, then we worry about what can be exchanged for what. Good luck.
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