Re: [IP] Diabetic diet (In hospital).
diabetic diet. been in hospital twice, the diet is terrible , I didn't
have a choice in my menu, I know what is good for me to eat and not eat.
next time im in hospital, I will grab a nurse and tell her it s hers to
eat. or make a stink until I get what I want.
On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Jan H. <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 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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