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Diet for a type II diabetic person

My father was just diagnose with type II diabetes. He has always been a big eater but veryb active. He loves twinkies and mainly any other kind of snacks.But now they said that he can no longer eat his favorite fried foods or snacks. My mom doesn t really understand the diet papers that the doctors give her. I was wondering if I could get some help with finding some websites with easy to understand diets and directions.Maybe some info on portions and planned meals.Any help would be very much appreciated. He is not overweight.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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He needs to have a balanced diet. Go by the glycemic index, if the carbohydrate content is more in any food then avoid it or have it in minimal amounts. Otherwise follow the normal guidelines of  Low Fat, Low Sugar, Low Salt, Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables, and Plenty of Complex Carbohydrates.There are NO foods which must be completely excluded from diabetic diet. It is also NOT necessary to avoid sugar competely. It IS necessary to follow the advice of your medical team and follow a diet that achieves a healthy weight.

Answered: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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