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Diabetic. What are food items to be avoided? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My wife is a diabetic patient....
User:I am keen to know can I get a list of food items with their respective sugar content
Doctor:There are no fixed quantity of sugar for any particular food. It is measured in mainly measured in terms of calories and percentage of carbohydrate, protein, fats, mineral and vitamins.
User:Oh I see
Doctor:Though it is difficult to give you a precise list of this proportion of all food items, a nutritionist who specialises with regards to food and diet
Doctor:can be able to give you a list of low sugar diet.
Doctor:That though would be in proportion and not absolute measurement.
User:I am not keen on getting a Diet chart
User:because that does not allow flexibility
Doctor:I understand your requirement.
Doctor:I can send you the list of high sugar containing diet and low sugar containing diet via a mail, after discussing with a nutritionist.
Doctor:As I said earlier, it will only be in terms of proportion and not absolute values.
User:Oh that would be of great help...
Doctor:Please share your email address.
User:Yes yes.... I am just keen to know broadly which are high sugar content food items (which can be avoided) and which are low content sugar items (which can be consumed often)
Doctor:Are you limited to only vegetarian foodor
User:Only vegetarian food
Doctor:As nutritionist are not available after 5, I shall discuss about your needs with them tomorrow.
User:Thanks Sir
Doctor:You will hear from us via an email in the next 24-48 hours.
User:I shall await your mail....
Doctor:Hope that is ok with you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:yes Sir
User:No Thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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