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Why counting calories is guesswork at best

Why counting calories is guesswork at best | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Some food and vitamin labels are not just misleading, but downright wrong. And the government is partly to blame.

Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW
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100-calorie snacks could be 120 calories and still satisfy FDA regulators

 
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Ellen H Ullman, MSW's comment, November 7, 2013 9:53 PM
Class II nutrients are vitamins, minerals, protein, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, other carbohydrate, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, or potassium that occur naturally in a food product. Class II nutrients must be present at 80% or more of the value declared on the label. As an example: If vitamin C is a naturally occurring nutrient in a product, and the product declares 10% DV vitamin C (i.e., 6 mg/serving) on its label, then laboratory analysis must find at least 80% of the label value (80% of 6 mg or 4.8 mg vitamin C/serving) for the product to be in compliance.<br><br>The Third Group nutrients include calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. However, for products (e.g., fruit drinks, juices, and confectioneries) with a sugars content of 90 percent or more of total carbohydrate, to prevent labeling anomalies due in part to rounding, FDA treats total carbohydrate as a Third Group nutrient instead of a Class II nutrient. For foods with label declarations of Third Group nutrients, the ratio between the amount obtained by laboratory analysis and the amount declared on the product label in the Nutrition Facts panel must be 120% or less, i.e., the label is considered to be out of compliance if the nutrient content of a composite of the product is greater than 20% above the value declared on the label. For example, if a laboratory analysis found 8 g of total fat/serving in a product that stated that it contained 6 g of total fat/serving, the ratio between the laboratory value and the label value would be (8 / 6) x 100 = 133%, and the product label would be considered to be out of compliance.<br><br>Reasonable excesses of class I and II nutrients above labeled amounts and reasonable deficiencies of the Third Group nutrients are usually considered acceptable by the agency within good manufacturing practices. http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm063113.htm
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Diabetic Friendly Holiday Recipes Around the Globe

Diabetic Friendly Holiday Recipes Around the Globe | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it

Impress your guests with these unique diabetic friendly recipes

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Is Sugar Killing Us?

Is Sugar Killing Us? | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes—thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease
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Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes

Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Desserts You Can Eat with Diabetes
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Diabetic, Senior and Black: Diabetic Retinopathy Leading Cause of New-Onset Blindness in U.S. Adults

Diabetic, Senior and Black: Diabetic Retinopathy Leading Cause of New-Onset Blindness in U.S. Adults | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Diabetic Retinopathy Leading Cause of New-Onset Blindness in U.S. Adults
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Natural plant pigment makes for diabetic-friendly bread

Natural plant pigment makes for diabetic-friendly bread | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it

Scientists have created a bread with anthocyanin, a plant pigment that helps slow digestion, which helps the body keep glucose levels in the blood under control.

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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

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New high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.

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New blood sugar patch 'could change the lives of type 1 diabetics'

New blood sugar patch 'could change the lives of type 1 diabetics' | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it

The patch, made by medical supplies company Abbott, automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells just below the skin. Reading are sent using the same technology as contactless cards.

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Diabetic Connect

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Diabetic Connect is a social network that connects people with diabetes. People use the Diabetic Connect community to make friends, discuss diabetes, and sha...
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Diabetes Miracle Cure: Natural Diabetes Treatment For Diabetes Type 1,Type 2 ... - WBOY-TV

Diabetes Miracle Cure: Natural Diabetes Treatment For Diabetes Type 1,Type 2 ... - WBOY-TV | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Diabetes Miracle Cure Review Discloses The Latest Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes based on Natural Diet Plan Diabetes Miracle Cure Review Discloses The Latest Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2...
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Healthy Diabetic Recipe: Asparagus Fondue

Healthy Diabetic Recipe: Asparagus Fondue | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
This low-fat, diabetes-friendly recipe is both nutritious and delicious. Make it when you’re in the mood for something different and you’ll be in for a treat.
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Rev Run And Wife Justine Spread Diabetes Awareness

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This Diabetes Awareness Month Run DMC's Rev Run and his wife Justine Simmons decided to make it their mission to educate and encourage screening. 
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Infographic: Carb Controlled Snacks

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Diabetic Carb Controlled Snacks

 

Watching your carb intake can be challenging at first, but a little bit of knowledge and preparation will help you get used to making better choices in no time. 
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Why magnesium is the secret of the Mediterranean diet

Why magnesium is the secret of the Mediterranean diet | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Scientists at Zhejiang University in China have found magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, meats and fish help reduce the risk of preventable diseases.
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What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep | Reader's Digest

What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep | Reader's Digest | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Getting enough sleep may be low on the totem pole in our busy modern world, but the health consequences of sleep deprivation are real.
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Diabetic, Senior and Black: James Earl Jones Breaks Silence On Diabetes Journey

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Diabetic, Senior and Black: 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue

Diabetic, Senior and Black: 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
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Diabetic, Senior and Black: Make the Perfect Diabetic Friendly Smoothie

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Truth About Expired Meds

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There's certainly controversy about expiration dates on food, but as upsetting to your stomach as it can be to eat items that are no longer fresh, taking expired medications can be more complicated and, in certain cases, have far greater consequences.

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Fantastic Diabetic Friendly Fudge Recipe

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Diabetes Food List - Healthy Eating for Type 2 Diabetes

What is a diabetes food list?Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is a life-changing event. One of t...

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8 Diabetes Myths and Tips to Manage the Disease - A Healthier Michigan

8 Diabetes Myths and Tips to Manage the Disease - A Healthier Michigan | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
In the United States, 8.3 percent of the population has diabetes. That’s a whopping 25.8 million people. The percentage of people with the disease is even higher in Muskegon County, especially in t...
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12 Delicious Diabetic Special Recipes

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“Here are the 12 most delicious diabetic special recipes for you to try. Have a look.”
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Diabetic Friendly Comfort Foods

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Eating to prevent or manage diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up foods you love.

Try these lighter versions of "comfort" faves from the American Diabetes Association.
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NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Talks About His Diabetes

NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Talks About His Diabetes | Diabetes Health & News | Scoop.it
Jay Cutler Talks Diabetes

 

So when Cutler lost 35 pounds and felt continually tired during April workouts for the 2008 season with the Denver Broncos, he wrote it off as stress-related.  When a team trainer pulled him aside after a routine physical, Cutler never saw it coming.

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