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MILK QUESTION
Diabetic
MILK QUESTION
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Hi, I am a Type 11 diabetic. I am doing weight watchers. I really like the taste of Hood 2% milk which is in your health section. I also like the organic skim milk in the plastic bottle shaped like a
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MILK QUESTION

posted at 7/21/2011 12:52 PM CDT
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Hi,
I am a Type 11 diabetic. I am doing weight watchers.
I really like the taste of Hood 2% milk which is in your health section. I also like the organic skim milk in the plastic bottle shaped like a milk bottle.
I believe that Hood is a better choice for me to drink because it is lower in carbs but you only carry it in 2 % which is higher in fat.
On the weight watchers program Hood 2 % has more points so it is not a good choice as far as points.
The organic milk in your health section is fat free and lower points.
My question is this. Health wise, points wise and diabetic wise which is my better choice?
Weight watchers uses the point system which is close to carb counting. They just don't call it that.
Thanks for your help.

Re: MILK QUESTION

posted at 7/21/2011 4:47 PM CDT
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First: 7/13/2011
Last: 4/17/2014
In Response to MILK QUESTION:
Hi, I am a Type 11 diabetic. I am doing weight watchers. I really like the taste of Hood 2% milk which is in your health section. I also like the organic skim milk in the plastic bottle shaped like a milk bottle. I believe that Hood is a better choice for me to drink because it is lower in carbs but you only carry it in 2 % which is higher in fat. On the weight watchers program Hood 2 % has more points so it is not a good choice as far as points. The organic milk in your health section is fat free and lower points. My question is this. Health wise, points wise and diabetic wise which is my better choice? Weight watchers uses the point system which is close to carb counting. They just don't call it that. Thanks for your help.
Posted by cagwdm



The only difference between 2% and fat-free milk is the total and saturated fat content. I recommend using low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk because you will still get the neccesary nutrition from the milk with less saturated fat. The carbohydrate difference between the 2% and fat-free is minimal.

Weight watchers points system is not the same as carbohydrate counting, and I don't recommend using the Weight Watchers points as your carb counting method. Your local Hy-Vee dietitian can help you with designing an individualized carbohydrate meal plan just for you.

Alexandra Economy, RD, LD
Winona Hy-Vee Dietitian

Re: Type 2 diabetis

posted at 7/27/2011 4:42 PM CDT
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First: 7/27/2011
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Are carbs the basic thing to watch for w/Type 2 and if so, how many per day?

Thanks

Sr

Re: Type 2 diabetis

posted at 7/28/2011 2:17 PM CDT
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Last: 1/28/2014
In Response to Re: Type 2 diabetis:
Are carbs the basic thing to watch for w/Type 2 and if so, how many per day? Thanks Sr
Posted by rileyshirley5


Your Hy-Vee dietitian can help you determine the appropriate amount of carbohydrates for you. The calculation is determined by a number of factors including height, weight, age, and physical activity level. Your dietitian can also suggest very specific goals for your weight, diet, and exercise, depending on your health status.

 

In general, the nutrition guidelines for type 2 diabetes includes:

  • Lose weight if you are overweight
  • Exercise to promote or maintain weight loss
  • Monitor carbohydrate intake to maintain blood sugar control. (In general, men can usually have 4-5 carbohydrate choices or 60-75g per meal and women can have 3-4 carb choices or 45-60g per meal)
  • Obtain carbohydrates mainly from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat or skim milk
  • Limit saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol

 

You can contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian for more individualized information and recommendations.

Diabetic and renal friendly items

posted at 1/4/2012 3:18 PM CST
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Last: 1/4/2012
Your website has a wonderful list of low sodium items and gluten free/friendly items under its specialized diets section.
Do you have a similiar document/listing for diabetic items and renal (lower potassium) items?

Re: Diabetic and renal friendly items

posted at 1/11/2012 4:37 PM CST
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First: 7/17/2011
Last: 2/10/2014
In Response to Diabetic and renal friendly items:
Your website has a wonderful list of low sodium items and gluten free/friendly items under its specialized diets section. Do you have a similiar document/listing for diabetic items and renal (lower potassium) items?
Posted by 4mealsonwheels


Unfortunately, there is not a general listing of diabetic or renal items available.  However, if you contact the dietitian at your local Hy-Vee, they may have a listing specific to that store of diabetes-friendly and kidney-friendly foods.  Please let me know if you have additional questions.

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