Thursday, April 3, 2008

Diabetic Meal Plans

At my new rotation, I'm working at an outpatient clinic for a major hospital chain. Most of the clients come in for weight loss, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. I was given the project of designing diabetes meal plans for 1300, 1500 and 2500 kcal (calorie) menus using Exchange Lists. It's extremely tedious. But it must be done!

Here's a typical breakfast for someone on a 2500 kcal menu:

3 starch = 1 slice whole-grain toast, 1 cup oatmeal
1 fruit = 1 small orange
1 milk = 1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 meat = 2 egg whites, scrambled prepared with cooking spray
1 fat = 1/2 Tbsp natural peanut butter

As you can see, it's a pain to be a diabetic, but it's doable.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Let's try this again.

Yes, let's.

Hopefully, I'll keep this one up. Hopefully, you'll keep reading it. Please sit down and have one of Jimmy’s Triple Chocolate Scones. I just baked them today. Don't worry -- they don't have any least, not from where you're sitting. Thanks goes out to Orangette for the delightful recipe. These are the best in the west.