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Q:

I need to know what my dad can eat. My dad is 63 years old and is a diabetic patient. In the past few days he had high sugar. He also had some cuts on his toe nails and also infection. The doctor had said its because of high sugar and poor blood circulation. Please help.

Amy Campbell

A:

I’d strongly suggest that you ask your father to make an appointment to see a dietitian (or perhaps you could do this for him and then go with him to his appointment). His healthcare provider can give him a referral to meet with a dietitian in his community. Your father can eat just about anything, but the key is knowing how much to eat. A dietitian will help him develop an eating plan that’s based on his food preferences, weight, level of physical activity and type of diabetes medicine that he may be taking.

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