From Durham, North Carolina, USA:
My 14 year old is confused. Should we count carbs or follow the exchange diet? We have two dietitians, each telling us something different.
We do often integrate the 2 systems. Basically, the Exchange system gives a good background for the non-carbohydrate foods, as portion sizes of meat and fats. It also is a good starting point for information on carbohydrate content of foods. So, I would suggest that you talk with the dietitians involved and see if they can help you work that out. I think the dietitian who wants to do the carbohydrate counting might be more open to working with the Exchange system, rather than the other way around, but I could be wrong.
Original posting 6 Nov 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:00
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.