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Need diet for a diabetic bedridden person. Not able to walk because of pain

My mother is 78 years old. She refuses to get up and walk because she says it hurts. She lays in bed almost all day. She states the reason that she cannot lose weight is because of what she is eating. We have cut back on portions but she is still not losing any weight. Is there a diet specifically designed for bedridden people who are diabetics? She weighs about 280 lb.x
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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HI. FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST YOU THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO KNOW WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF HER BEING BED RIDDEN AS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ARE MUST FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS TO LOSE WEIGHT. IF FOR SOME REASON SHE CANT WALK THEN UPPER LIMB EXERCISES CAN BE DONE. A DIABETIC DIET WHICH IS LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES AND ADEQUATE IN PROTEINS HAS TO BE PRESCRIBED AS PER HER ACTIVITY LEVEL AND BODY WEIGHT. YOU CAN CONSULT A DAIBETOLOGIST OR A DIETICIAN IN THIS REGARD.
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