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## What is a diabetic exchange list used for?

The Exchange Lists are the basis of a meal planning system designed by a committee of the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association. The reason for dividing food into six different groups is that foods vary in their carbohydrate, protein, fat, and calorie content.

## What is diabetic food exchange?

What is it? A diabetic exchange diet is a list of serving sizes of foods that you can choose to eat every day. These foods are divided into 6 groups. You need to eat the right number of servings from each food group every day to control your diabetes (di-uh-b-tees).

What is the exchange list diet?

The exchange lists group foods together because they are alike. Foods on each list have about the same amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat and calories. In the amounts given, all choices on each list are equal. Any food on the list can be exchanged or traded for any other food on the list.

What is a carb exchange?

A carbohydrate exchange is an amount of food that contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrate. Exchanges don’t refer to the weight of a food – for example, a slice of bread can weigh 40 grams but only contain 15 grams of carbohydrate (one exchange).

### What are free foods diabetics can eat?

Free foods

• 1 sugar-free Jell-O.
• 1 sugar-free Popsicle.
• 1 large dill pickle.
• 1 cup light buttered popcorn.
• 1/4 cup blueberries.
• 1/2 ounce slice turkey with yellow mustard rolled-up.
• 3 strawberries with 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt.
• 3 sliced radishes with 1 tablespoon fat free cream cheese.

### How do you calculate an exchange list?

Calculation of Food Exchanges Number of meat exchanges: Multiply the starch number by three and subtract it from the number of grams of protein in a serving. This total will then be divided by seven. Number of fat exchanges: Multiply the number of starches by 80 and the number of meats by 45.

Which is the basis of the diabetic exchange list?

THE DIABETIC EXCHANGE LIST (EXCHANGE DIET) The Exchange Lists are the basis of a meal planning system designed by a committee of the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association.

Where can I find a list of medications for type 2 diabetes?

Use this table to look up the different medications that can be used to treat type 2 diabetes. Use the links below to find medications within the table quickly, or click the name of the drug to link to expanded information about the drug. EUGLYCEMICS: Medicines that bring the blood glucose into the normal range.

#### What foods are not present on the diabetic exchange diet?

not present *Bran cereals, concentrated (such as Bra 1/3 cup *Bran cereals, flaked 1/2 cup Bulgur (cooked) 1/2 cup Cooked cereals 1/2 cup

#### Why are all foods on an exchange list the same?

The exchange lists group foods together because they are alike. Foods on each list have about the same amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat and calories. In the amounts given, all choices on each list are equal. Any food on the list can be exchanged or traded for any other food on the list.