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Diabetic Meal Plans for American Cuisine Based on Calories

The following meal plans are in a printable format (pdf), so you can print and follow them easily. Choose the meal plan that best suits the recomendation of your dietitian or health care provider. These diabetic meal plans include meals and foods commonly eaten by Americans, including waffles, omelets, pancakces, salads, sandwiches, steak dinners, pasta, fish, seafood, chili, chicken, burgers, pork chops, shakes, smoothies, and more. You may worry that having diabetes means going without foods you enjoy. The good news is that you can still eat your favorite foods, but you might need to eat smaller portions or...

Daily Calorie Requirement Calculator

See how many calories you need each day to lose weight, maintain weight or gain weight based on age, gender and activity level with this easy to use Daily Calorie Requirement calculator.

Target Heart Rate Calculator

One way of monitoring physical activity intensity is to determine whether a person’s pulse or heart rate is within the target zone during physical activity. This online calculator will tell you what your target heart rate should be during exercise.

Top Diabetes Apps for iOS – Iphone and Ipod Apps for Diabetic Living

The following diabetes apps are the top rated for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). They can help track medications, blood sugar levels, meals and other health-related data to help you manage your diabetes easier and more effectively. They can also help when you consult with members of your diabetes care team, such as your endicrinologist or dietitian.

Baking Conversion Charts and Printables

To help you with your baking, these charts and printable sheets are great for hanging inside your cupboard or pantry – or tucking away in your favorite cookbook. You’ll find printable charts for sweeteners, flours and other dry ingredients, ingredient substitutions for baking and more. You’ll also find standard conversions for liquid, volume and weight measurements. Cooking and Baking Equivalents – Pages 1 and 2 Baking Conversion Chart Handy Baking Conversions & Equivelents Replace Eggs in Your Recipes with Vegan Friendly Alternatives Sugar and Sweetener Conversions and Equivalents Sugars to Truvia Conversion Charts Truvia Brown Sugar Blend Conversion Chart...

Resources for American Indian and Alaska Native People with Diabetes

Diabetes is very common among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Sometimes it may seem like you are the only person with diabetes, but there are many people just like you who also have diabetes. This collection of printable resources for health professionals, caregivers and American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples living with diabetes address the issues that often accompany diabetes. These resources also address several psychosocial issues, including depression, self-esteem, anger, and substance use and many tribal nations are represented. Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: Tips for American Indian/Alaska Native Teens Denial and Being Well with Diabetes What...

Convert Liquid Measurements for Recipes with this Calculator

You can use this calculator to easily convert liquid measurements in recipes. Units of measurement include milliliters, deciliters, teaspoons, tablespoons, fluid ounces, cups, pints, liters and gallons. Simply enter the amount you want to convert, choose the appropriate measures and click the “convert” button. Liquid Quantity: MillilitersDeciliterTeaspoonTablespoonFluid OunceCupsPintQuartsLitersGallons to MillilitersDeciliterTeaspoonTablespoonFluid OunceCupsPintQuartsLitersGallons...

Recipe Measurement Converter – Tool to Convert Weights for Cooking

This weight conversion tool converts four different units at once. It’s great for converting measurements for international recipes or when doubling recipes. To use this recipe weight converter, choose the unit you want to convert on the first line and enter the amount your want to convert in the box beside it. When you click the convert button, it will show the equivelent weight measurement for all the remaining units of weight. ———— Unit Number GramKilogramOuncePoundU.S. Ton Gram: Kilogram: Ounce: Pound: U.S. Ton: ———— Pounds to Kilograms equals Kilograms Ounces to Pounds: equals...

Corrected Calcium Calculator

Easy to use Corrected Calcium Calculator. Calcium metabolism or calcium homeostasis is the mechanism by which the body maintains adequate calcium levels. Derangements lead to hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia, which can have important consequences for health.

HbA1c Calculator – Convert HbA1c to Average Blood Sugar Level

A1c is a specific subtype of hemoglobin (Hb), the compound in the red blood cells that transports oxygen. Glucose binds slowly to Hemoglobin A and decomposes slowly as well, so the HbA1c level in your blood is an indicator of the average blood glucose level of approximately the past 4 weeks. What are good blood sugar levels? Everyone has some sugar in their blood. The normal amount of sugar in the blood ranges from about 70 mg/dL to about 120 mg/dL in people who don’t have diabetes. Blood sugar goes up after eating, but returns to the normal range...

Convert Whole-Blood Readings to Plasma Readings

Some blood testing meters measure the glucose level of whole blood while others report the glucose levels only of plasma, which is the fluid part of the blood. Lab testing measures the glucose levels of plasma. Neither type of measurement is more accurate than the other – they’re just different ways to measure the same thing. However, whole blood test results are about 12 percent lower than plasma test results because the glucose content of whole blood tends to be lower than the glucose content of plasma alone. For example, if the same drop of blood were to be...

Convert Blood Sugar Level Readings with this Calculator

This tool allows you to convert a typical United States measure of blood glucose (milligrams per deciliter, or mg/dL) to a measurement more common in European countries and countries using the metric system (millimoles per Liter, or mmol/L). What are good blood sugar levels? Everyone has some sugar in their blood. The normal amount of sugar in the blood ranges from about 70 mg/dL to about 120 mg/dL in people who don’t have diabetes. Blood sugar goes up after eating, but returns to the normal range in 1 or 2 hours. A good blood sugar range for most poeple...

Calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories used by your body when it is at rest. BMR accounts for most of your calorie use. Your basal metabolic rate is based on body functions such as breathing, digestion, heartbeat, and brain function. Your age, sex, body weight, and level of physical activity impact the basal metabolic rate. Basal metabolic rate increases with the amount of muscle tissue you have, and it reduces with age. Along with burning more calories, physical activity increases the BMR, and the BMR can remain increased after 30 minutes of moderate physical activity....

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