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Re: [IP] Diabetic diet (In hospital).

> I haven't been in the hospital since I was diagnosed... but I
> remember a menu where I could select 1 of X and 2 of Y
> and whatnot to build a meal. It wasn't great and I'm still
> not sure of their reasoning behind some of the numbers
> but it wasn't horrible either. >

That was the old Exchange System diet. Someone laboriously figured out all 
the exchanges for the Starches, Proteins, Fats, and Veggies and each 
pre-printed sheet (1500 cal, 1800 cal., 2000 cal., etc.) had the amount of 
exchanges a DMer was allowed for each meal. That system was introduced in 
1950, just when I was diagnosed. It was head over heels better than the 
previous Percentage Diet.

Carb Counting came out in the early '90s. I asked my dr. in about '92/'94 
why I didn't know about Carb Counting (I started pumping in '83 and used it 
as a *shot delivery system*.) He said, "Stick to the Exchange System, it's 
easier." Yeah, it was easier on him!

And before that, the Ladder Diet!!! All those people are dead.

Jan & Muskers- T-1, 11/5/50, pumping 8/23/83, Dialyzing 7/8/02
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